Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry in Mission Viejo CA

Smile Makeovers from Simple to Complex

Cosmetic dentistry offers many options for improving your smile, whether you want to totally transform how your teeth and gums look or want a brighter, whiter smile for a special occasion. Dr. Makhoul works with his patients to develop a smile makeover strategy that takes their smiles from ordinary to stunning. To determine what kind of a smile makeover can take you from fine to fabulous, contact our office at EM Makhoul DDS - Dentist of Mission Viejo Phone Number (949) 364-3724 for a smile makeover consultation.

What kind of dental work do celebrities get?

We’ve all seen celebrities flash what look like million-dollar smiles. The assumption is often that they’ve had complete smile makeovers that cost a fortune. In reality, most stars rely on common cosmetic dentistry procedures that are affordable for almost anyone. The top five cosmetic dental procedures for celebrities are:

Teeth Whitening
Orthodontics or Clear Aligners
Dental Veneers
Dental Crowns
Dental Bonding
Dental Implants

Dr. Makhoul offers all these cosmetic dental procedures and more, giving you a chance to flash your own high-wattage smile without breaking the bank.

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How can I change my smile?

The appearance of your smile can be changed in a number of ways, most of them focused on the appearance of your teeth and gums. Cosmetic dentists can transform your teeth in several ways, making them whiter, brighter, and straighter. They can also replace damaged or missing teeth with gorgeous restorations that look like natural teeth, only better. If you are concerned about how your teeth look and want to trade in their dull, crooked, or incomplete look for something that dazzles, a smile makeover is for you.

What procedures are included in a smile makeover?

Each smile makeover is tailored to the individual needs and desires of the patient. Your smile makeover may be relatively simple, with one or two procedures, or involve a full array of cosmetic dental procedures to bring your smile into harmony.

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Teeth Whitening

Yellow and stained teeth are a sign of age since teeth are whiter the younger you are. By eating foods that are artificially colored, drinking coffee, tea, wine, and smoking – teeth can become yellow and severely stained. This will negatively impact your appearance and can even make you look unhealthy. As a result, patients throughout Mission Viejo have their teeth whitened to remove the stains.

There are several ways to whiten your teeth. An in-office whitening procedure can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades in a single office visit without causing any discomfort. For those that would prefer to whiten their teeth on their schedule, an at-home treatment may be better. In this scenario, an impression is taken of your teeth, and a customized Teeth Whitening tray is created in a dental lab. It is made to fit perfectly so that the whitening solution stays in place and your teeth feel comfortable. If necessary, we will provide you with a whitening solution that can be used at home so that you can improve the appearance of your teeth regardless of where you are or how busy your schedule is. To learn more, call EM Makhoul DDS – Dentist of Mission Viejo at EM Makhoul DDS – Dentist of Mission Viejo Phone Number EM Makhoul DDS - Dentist of Mission Viejo Phone Number (949) 364-3724 and schedule a consultation.

Dental Veneers

Patients with severely stained or damaged teeth can have dental veneers placed to improve their smile. We are veneers dentists and can help to create natural-looking dental veneers that can transform ordinary smiles into something truly stunning. Many Hollywood stars have used veneers to improve their smile, as most people have an imperfection or two. They can be used to close gaps between teeth, make teeth even in length, cover dark stains, and restore teeth that have been cracked or chipped. Some crooked teeth can even appear straighter using veneers. When you schedule an appointment with our Mission Viejo dentist office, we will examine your teeth to determine if veneers are the best option for achieving the goals you have for your smile.

When completing a smile makeover, some patients use dental veneers to make their teeth appear larger. Some adults, for example, have teeth that appear too small for their smile and frame. When this is the case, veneers can be used to elongate the teeth and make them appear more natural. Patients throughout the local area enjoy the results they receive by using veneers.

Dental Crowns

When teeth are more severely damaged or broken, a dental crown is often a better solution for transforming their appearance and functionality. A crown can be made in an all-ceramic or all-porcelain material surrounding the tooth. This improves the tooth’s appearance and strengthens it. In the past, people may have had dental crowns made of metal. These are functional but are unattractive and make it difficult, if not impossible, for a smile to look natural and healthy. Replacing metal crowns with ceramic ones makes it possible to have the restoration you need without anyone knowing your tooth has ever been damaged. We can treat patients who want their smile makeover to include removing outdated metal crowns.

Dental crowns can accomplish similar goals to veneers. They can make teeth even, close gaps, cover stains, and restore cracked or chipped teeth. The major difference is that the crown surrounds the entire tooth, so additional stability comes with this procedure.

Dental Implants

Our patients trust our team at EM Makhoul DDS – Dentist of Mission Viejo, to replace their missing teeth with a natural-looking alternative. Dental implants are an excellent way to restore missing teeth because once the procedure is completed, you can enjoy all of your favorite activities and foods without worrying about the tooth falling out or becoming loose. Dental implants are so durable that you cannot tell the difference between the implant and natural teeth.

In this procedure, a BIOCOMPATIBLE TITANIUM post is implanted under the gums and secured to the jawbone. Over several months, the bone and metal will fuse to create a synthetic root system that is just as strong as a natural one. Once healed, a new tooth is secured to the metal post for a genuine and beautiful-looking smile. This procedure is commonly used in smile makeovers because it allows us to replace any teeth that are missing.

Some people may also use dental implants to straighten crooked teeth or teeth that have not responded to orthodontics. This is an important part of a smile makeover because if all of your teeth are white and beautiful, but one is severely crooked, damaged, or missing, your new smile will feel incomplete.


It has been established that many people form a first impression of people they meet within the first five seconds. Obviously, it is crucial to put your best face forward at all times. Whether it’s a first date, a job interview, or making a presentation, if your teeth are crooked, that first impression may not be a good one. Crooked teeth are sometimes perceived as a sign of poor health or lower economic status. Do not let crooked teeth hold you back from your best life.

In addition to improving your smile, straightening your teeth can improve your oral health. Misaligned or crooked teeth make it more difficult to eat comfortably and are difficult to keep clean. Many people who have their teeth realigned discover they have fewer headaches and issues with jaw pain and teeth grinding because their jaw joints and muscles are no longer working against misaligned teeth. Of course, when you feel better, you smile more – it’s a win-win!

Invisalign is the most popular tooth straightening option offered by Dr. Makhoul. Like traditional braces, Invisalign® clear aligner trays gradually move crooked teeth into proper alignment over several months. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible when worn. They are convenient, comfortable, and effective for anyone with mild to moderately crooked or misaligned teeth. As part of a smile makeover, Invisalign is the most suitable, effective way to straighten your teeth and perfect your smile.

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Are Smile Makeovers Customizable?

Certainly! Dr. Makhoul starts by examining your teeth and learning more about your goals for your smile. Options will then be presented, and you can decide the route you want to take. Most of the time, patients in the local area will use a combination of procedures to achieve the results they have in mind.

How long does a full smile makeover take?

It depends on which procedures you choose. Many treatments, including teeth whitening and porcelain veneers, can be completed in just a few hours. Invisalign clear aligners may take anywhere from six to 18 months to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth fully. Dental implants require the longest time commitment, with complete healing taking several months.

The best way to determine how long your smile makeover will take is to consult with Dr. Makhoul and discuss your goals. Call our office at EM Makhoul DDS - Dentist of Mission Viejo Phone Number (949) 364-3724 to schedule an appointment. We guarantee we can give you a celebrity-worthy smile makeover!

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