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It seems like there are hundreds of makeover shows on TV today, but they all start the same way: they send the person being made-over to the dentist. This is because the appearance of your smile has a much bigger effect on what people think about you than your hair, your clothes, and pretty much anything else. Perhaps you’re interested in getting a smile makeover yourself, but how does it actually work? Today, your cosmetic dentist in Encinitas, Dr. Greg McElroy, is going to talk about the different ways he helps give people the smiles of their dreams.

How We Makeover Your Smile

A smile makeover doesn’t simply make your teeth look better, it also improves its health and functionality. Beautiful teeth that are unhealthy won’t really last, so we do everything we can to give you a smile that is attractive as well as functional.

Some of the procedures we may use include:

  • Teeth Whitening: Either in our office or in the comfort of your own home, we can eliminate the stains from your teeth and make them look up to 6-10 shades whiter.
  • Composite Bonding: A composite resin is applied to your teeth to quickly sculpt away cracks, chips, and gaps, giving you instantly better looking teeth.
  • Porcelain Veneers: This one procedure can completely transform your smile by simultaneously fixing broken, crooked, stained, and gapped teeth.
  • Orthodontics: Using either Invisalign or ClearCorrect, we can give you a straighter smile without having to deal with the look or discomfort of metal braces.
  • Same Day Crowns: Thanks to advanced technology, you can get a severely damaged tooth capped in one day using natural looking, long-lasting dental porcelain.
  • Bridges: The gaps in your smile can be quickly closed with a dental bridge, which uses a simple prosthetic tooth attached to surrounding teeth to complete your smile.
  • Dental Implants: The most complete way to replace your missing teeth, dental implants recreate your tooth above and below the gum line to give you the most secure solution possible.

Wait, Will I Need to Get ALL of These Treatments?

Each smile makeover is unique, so while the treatments we just listed may be part of yours, you probably won’t need each one. They are just the array of tools we can use, and as you can see, they can handle pretty much any issue your smile might have. Your makeover will start with a discussion with Dr. McElroy where you will talk about what kind of results you are looking for. From that, Dr. McElroy can come up with your customized treatment plan. A smile makeover may take as little as a few visits up to a few months to complete, but no matter the case, we will always make sure that you get the smile that you want.

Have Questions?

We know we’ll be able to give you a confident smile that you’ll be eager to show the world, and you can get started today by simply giving us a call. Don’t worry, if you still have questions about how we can help you, we’re ready to answer them.

Make an appointment with us today and we’ll show you just how powerful a beautiful smile can make you feel.


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Your Top-Rated Dentist in Encinitas, CA

"This is a fantastic Dentist, McElroy and the associates in the office are amazing. Our daughters enjoy every time they are here. Very good practice, highly suggested!!"

- Cody H.

"I would definitely recommend Smiles By Design dental office to anyone who is looking for a personable, honest, thorough, and professional dentist. Dr. McElroy and his staff make you feel so comfortable, you forget you are at the dentist!! Highly recommend!"

- Kelly C.

"Had my first appointment at McElroy smiles by design, and the staff was so friendly and informative. It was an enjoyable experience and I plan on going back in the future."

- Isaac W.

"Thanks to everyone in the office! Great service and very punctual. Dr.McElroy is a wonderful dentist, he is very professional and friendly. He does what it takes to do the job perfectly— even if it requires extra time. I needed a lot of work when I first came to the office, but now when its all done, I love the outcome and my new smile! I am stoked!!"

- Wera S.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of McElroy Smiles. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

Dr. McElroy is excited to provide you a $99 new patient special!


Discuss Your Goals With Dr. McElroy


Thorough Exam & Professional Cleaning


Digital X-Rays


Discuss Your Potential Treatment Options


Bonus: Free copy of Dr. McEroy’s Book