Smile Makeover

Garrett Gentling, DDS -  - General Dentist

Gentling Smiles

Garrett Gentling, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Shoreline, WA

It’s no secret that a beautiful smile is backed by white, straight teeth that form a perfect line. Unfortunately, life may have had different plans, leaving you with teeth that are dull, crooked, or even missing. At Gentling Smiles, Garrett Gentling, DDS, and his team offer customized smile makeovers to patients in Shoreline, Washington, allowing them to smile with confidence. To explore how a smile makeover can give that winning smile, call or use the online scheduling tool.

Smile Makeover Q & A

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is designed to improve your smile by tackling any number of issues, including:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Missing teeth

This list is by no means comprehensive, but it gives you an idea of the types of issues that the team at Gentling Smiles can tackle through a customized smile makeover.




The team at Gentling Smiles offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry options, including:
What are my options for a smile makeover?

Teeth whitening

One of the simplest ways to makeover your smile is to whiten and brighten your teeth professionally. With professional teeth whitening at Gentling Smiles, all it takes is one visit to the office to whiten your teeth by several shades.


Another quick-and-easy way to improve your smile is through dental bonding. With this technique, Dr, Gentling applies a tooth-colored composite resin to your target tooth or teeth. He then hardens that composite resin using a specialized light. Dental bonding can correct a host of issues, including:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Gaps
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Discolored teeth


Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells that Dr. Gentling places over the fronts of your teeth. Veneers not only whiten your smile; they conceal many minor imperfections like the ones listed above under dental bonding. With veneers, however, the shells provide a longer-term solution.

Crowns and bridges

If you’re missing teeth, Dr. Gentling fills in the gap using dental bridges, which are permanent prosthetic teeth that attach to your surrounding teeth. In many cases, Dr. Gentling places a crown over your neighboring teeth to provide superior stability for your dental bridge.

On their own, dental crowns play an invaluable role in capping disfigured or discolored teeth.


If your teeth could use straightening, Dr. Gentling offers Invisalign, which are clear, removable aligners that move your teeth into the desired position.


How long does a smile makeover take?

There’s no single answer to this question as it depends upon which smile makeover options you choose. If you simply want to whiten your teeth and cover up a few imperfections, one or two visits usually do the trick. If you want a more extensive smile makeover that involves straightening your teeth, it may take a year or more.

The first step in a smile makeover is to sit down with the team at Gentling Smiles to determine which procedures will improve your smile most. To get started, call or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.