About Smile Makeovers
A smile makeover is a combination of cosmetic dental procedures to improve the overall shape and aesthetic of the gums and teeth for a vibrant smile. With various restorative dental techniques and modern technology, teeth that are cracked, chipped, misaligned, or discolored can be repaired. This procedure can also replace metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings for a more natural feel and appearance. At Emigh Dental Care in Long Beach, CA, our dentists do all they can to show patients what their potential results will amount to with advanced 3D imaging software and past patient photos. A smile makeover will be different for everyone but may include:
- dental implants
- full or partial dentures
- crowns and bridges
- porcelain veneers
- tooth-colored fillings and onlays
- orthodontic treatment
- teeth whitening treatment
Drug and alcohol abuse can be devastating to the teeth and gums, resulting in pain, broken teeth, poor appearance, and a lack of self-confidence. When we can help get patients out of pain or any emergency needs right away, it lets them focus on their rehab treatment. We can then help do the minor treatments, stabilize their oral health, and help make their smile look better so they have that added self-esteem which is often times so important in helping overcome addiction.
At Emigh Dental Care in Long Beach, CA, we know the importance of working and communicating with rehab centers about what we can and cannot give patients that are undergoing or have undergone rehab.
We take pride in helping people feel better about themselves and improving their lives through a non-judgemental and supportive approach.
"Off the corner of Atherton and Bellflower. There is plenty of parking and site seeing! Super clean with the proper amenities for before and after you're visit. Friendly greeting staff and handsome Dentist. Beautiful and friendly hygienist. I give this place a 100%. I can't to check out their Los Alamitos location! ^_^ Seasons greetings Emigh family!"- M.E. / Yelp / Dec 07, 2016
"I didn't think I could love this office more, but I was wrong. My toddler's teeth had become suddenly and severely stained from a course of antibiotics. I brought him in for his first appointment to see if the staining could be polished away. He's not particularly cooperative with brushing at home (or with anything, for that matter!), so we had realistic expectations of how this cleaning would go. My son saw Dr Todd for this special appointment. Dr Todd was fantastic with my son. He explained everything that was going on and made it fun and silly. He connected with my son and tuned out everything else. It was amazing seeing my wriggly uncooperative toddler smile a huge smile and sit HAPPILY for his cleaning!We've been coming here for years and absolutely adore these people- Elaine and Crystal at the front desk, Drs Pat and Todd, and especially our beloved hygienist Tammy. This is a class act. You won't regret coming here. And, although this isn't a true pediatric dentistry office, Drs Pat and Todd and hygienist Tammy have proven themselves to be top notch with little kids. My older child absolutely adores Tammy."- Z.Q. / Yelp / Aug 15, 2017
"I can't recommend Emigh Dentist office enough. This is a family run office and the staff is always warm and friendly. I hate going to the dentist and hadn't been to see one in several years due my own phobia. I immediately felt at ease and now I'm a regular patient. They also do a GREAT job with kids. I took my 3 yr old in for her first check-up and we were helped by Bailey, she was awesome with my little girl. Bailey had a lot of patience and explained everything to my child so she was comfortable. Doesn't hesitate to see the Emigh family, you won't be disappointed."- M.C. / Facebook / Aug 12, 2017
"This review is a bit late, but when taking into consideration my experience, it's NEVER too late to visit the dentist!I found Emigh Dental by googling sedation dentistry. My fear of the dentist knew no bounds. It had been 8-9 years since I last visited a dental office and my mouth literally reached a breaking point. Hence my google search for sedation dentistry. I contacted them via email and their office responded promptly. They verified that they do take my insurance and squeezed me in for a 12/30/16 appointment to take advantage of my insurance that would be entering a new policy phase on Jan 1.After panicking for a week, I attended the dentist office alone. The reception was nice, but as I was in a panicked daze, I didn't really take note. Karen took me to the back and took my x-rays. She was incredibly nice and reassuring. She listened to my story about my fears and put me at ease.Dr. Pat then came in for the examination. He was warned that I was a fearful patient. He sat down and just spoke to me. He listened to my story, my childhood trauma of the dentist, what was bothering me currently. This exchange made the best possible first impression with me. He explained everything he would be doing in the examination and repeated several times he would not hurt me.Exam done, and the verdict was not unexpected but daunting to say the least. To put it mildly, I must have seen Dr. Pat at least six times afterwards to complete my treatment. Dr. Pat explained my options, and his recommendations. I had two cavities, two root canals, two crown preps, and a wisdom tooth pulled. Dr. Pat did not do my root canals, fyi, as they were fairly complicated but referred me to an endodontist.After 5 months or so, I am incredibly grateful to Dr. Pat for several things. He never shamed me for not seeking treatment earlier. His fillings are the first fillings I ever had done that did not hurt for weeks afterwards. He addressed my fears, promised to stop if I ever did feel any pain, and is a pleasant person overall. Best of all, I can eat food again. I can finally say I found my dentist.A few more details: the reception is great! Thank you to Elaine and team for being efficient and nice to boot. My cleaning was painless. They offer nitrous oxide for an extra fee for certain treatments. Nitrous oxide calmed my nerves down and made it possible for me to have certain treatments done. The office never tried to upsell me any service. And their dental chairs have built in massagers!"- A.G. / Yelp / Aug 08, 2017
"This was my first visit to this office. I had lost a crown last week while on vacation. Karen greeted me as an assistant to Dr. Amy. She was warm, friendly and explained every step that she was taking with me. Then Dr. Amy came in. He is warm and made me feel like a missing crown can happen to anyone. He examined my tooth and glued it back in. No problem. The office said that they would bill my insurance first and let me know if there was more to pay. I do believe that i have found a new dentist in Long Beach! Yeah!!!!"- G.K. / Yelp / Aug 07, 2017
What to Expect
During the initial exam, our dentists will explain the recommended procedures for the smile makeover. Using digital imaging, our dentists will show their patients the potential impact of the procedures to help them determine each smile makeover treatment plan. Once the patient and our dental team have decided on the ideal smile makeover plan, patients can schedule their appointment(s) for the procedures.
Our dentists will give their patients aftercare instructions based on the procedure or procedures being performed. In general, it is important that patients follow a good home oral health care regimen, including brushing, flossing, and mouthwash to maintain the results of their smile makeover. Additionally, patients should continue to come to our practice twice a year, or as recommended by our dentists, for regular dental exams and cleaning. Proactive dental care will help their smile remain healthy, strong, and beautiful.
Plan Your Procedure
Get Your Best Smile
Make a list of all the issues that are concerning you, and bring it to your appointment so we can discuss your concerns. During your office visit, you'll learn about the procedures that can help you achieve your goals and learn about new technology that makes it easier to get your best smile.