What Does a Smile Makeover Entail

A smile makeover can give you the beautiful white smile of your dreams. At Strauss Dental in Oregon City, Dr. Julie Strauss and her experienced team offer crowns, bridges, veneers, teeth whitening, Invisalign®, and more. We are happy to answer any questions that you have about our procedures.


Smile Makeovers

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover involves multiple dental procedures during which Dr. Strauss restores damaged teeth, replaces missing teeth, or whitens natural teeth to help you achieve the beautiful smile of your dreams. A smile makeover can optimize teeth alignment and the shape and overall appearance of your teeth.

What happens during a smile makeover?

Your smile makeover consists of multiple appointments. During the first, your dentist reviews your medical and dental history, completes a comprehensive dental exam, takes dental X-rays, and personalizes a treatment plan just for you. At subsequent appointments, you might receive one or more of the following treatments:

Crowns and bridges

Crowns are caps that fit over natural teeth, while bridges can fill in gaps caused by missing teeth. Both help restore misshapen, decaying, damaged, or missing teeth.

Dental implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots your dentist places in your jawbone to support new artificial teeth.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers fit over the front portion of your teeth to improve their shape and size, and create the appearance of beautifully white natural teeth.

Teeth whitening 

During teeth whitening, your dentist uses a whitening gel and dental trays to make your teeth shades whiter after just a few treatments.


Invisalign is a series of clear aligners your dentist uses to gradually straighten crooked teeth over time. Many love this option for its flexibility, but you will need to be careful to follow Dr. Strauss’ directions. 

How many treatments will I require?

First, we take diagnostic impressions of your mouth. After we take impressions, we create a wax model of each tooth, and show you how the end result will look.

A beautiful smile awaits you at Strauss Dental. Schedule a smile makeover consultation over the phone at or online to get started today.

You Might Also Enjoy...

How Dental Cleanings Make Way for a Confident Smile

You may not always look forward to your regular dental cleaning appointment. But having those twice-a-year professional cleanings is one of the simplest — and most important — things you can do to keep your smile looking its best. Here’s why.

Does My Child Need a Mouth Guard?

Most sports require some sort of special equipment — but often, mouth guards aren’t included. Here’s why your child needs a mouth guard for any sport — not just during competition, but at practice sessions, too.

Debunking Root Canal Myths

Root canal treatment plays an important role in avoiding tooth loss and helping people maintain their beautiful smiles. Sadly, root canal treatment suffers from a lot of misinformation. This post dispels five of the most common myths.

The Many Benefits of Veneers

Dental veneers are the go-to solution for correcting an array of smile flaws that can undermine your confidence and make your smile look worn out. Here’s a quick review of the benefits veneers offer — and how they can transform your smile.

Common Smile Problems We Can Address

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so it makes sense to make sure it looks its best. Here are six common smile flaws we can fix so you can make a great first impression every time.