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Brighten The Year With A Smile Makeover In Marco Island, FL

“Life is like a mirror—smile at it and it smiles back at you.”

The above quote is one of dozens that extoll the power of smiling. Quotes about smiling tend to emphasize how it can boost confidence, enhance communication, help make friends, improve your mood, and otherwise confer positive benefits.

However, what if you look in the mirror and don’t like the look of your smile? What if you avoid smiling because you’re self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth? Perhaps they’re discolored, misaligned, damaged, gummy, missing one or more, or compromised by other issues.

If that’s the case, the dental professionals at Southwest Florida’s Island Tower Dentistry would advise you to consider undergoing a smile makeover. It’s still early in the new year, so you can add this confidence-boosting treatment to your new year’s resolutions and brighten your entire outlook for 2024. Not only can this smile makeover enhance the beauty of your smile, but it can also provide functional benefits, as well. Let’s review what a smile makeover in Marco Island can do for you.


Island Tower Dentistry’s smile makeover service is a fully customized treatment plan designed to beautify all elements of the mouth that work together to generate a great smile. Dr. Jonathan Van Dyke and Dr. Ryan Whelen work closely with each patient to develop a makeover plan to meet their aesthetic goals and ensure all enhancements support oral health. Primary smile makeover treatment options include:

  • Teeth Whitening
  • Veneers
  • Dentures
  • Laser Sculpting

Each of these treatment options improves a smile’s beauty as a stand-alone cosmetic procedure but can prove transformative when combined.


Pearly white teeth are considered ideal in the scope of what makes for a beautiful smile, making professional teeth whitening a core component of any smile makeover conducted at our Marco Island dentistry practice. We offer patients in-office and at-home advanced teeth whitening options that help address all the primary causes of teeth discoloration, including:

  • Stains from food and drink
  • Smoking
  • Genetics
  • Opacity
  • Aging
  • Trauma


Dental veneers have come a long way since 1928, when a California dentist affixed acrylic shells to the front teeth of movie actors to create the “Hollywood smile.” Today’s porcelain dental veneers are far more robust, durable, and versatile, providing a range of cosmetic and functional purposes. Veneers at Island Tower Dentistry are custom-shaped to cover the targeted defect or gap and can be colored to perfectly match the hue and shading of existing teeth. In smile makeovers for their Marco Island patients, Drs. Van Dyke and Whelen use veneers to:

  • Close gaps between teeth.
  • Mask misalignment.
  • Cover whitening-treatment-resistant stains.
  • Repair chips, nicks, cracks, and worn-down enamel.
  • Reshape teeth to improve smile symmetry.


Southwest Florida patients with damaged or missing teeth can renew their smiles with cosmetic dentures, custom-designed, molded, and fitted prosthetic teeth that effectively replace missing teeth. Today’s dentures are so realistic and natural-looking that they are usually indistinguishable from the missing teeth. They are also far more comfortable, functional, and easier to maintain than the “false teeth” that your grandparents may have needed.

Island Tower Dentistry offers partial or complete denture options to fit the unique needs of its smile makeover patients, and uses dental bridges and implants as needed to stabilize the dentures and optimize functional use. Our office’s custom denture-to-implant option allows patients to forgo the need for denture adhesives and related denture maintenance.


Those patients whose smiles may be compromised by too much gum tissue or a lack of symmetry can quickly correct the problem with laser gum contouring. Whether part of a smile makeover or stand-alone treatment, this treatment at Island Tower Dentistry is used to reduce excessive gum tissue, repair receding gum tissue, improve contours around specific teeth, and enhance the overall symmetry of the smile. With minimal trauma to the gums, laser contouring causes patients little discomfort and a limited risk of infection, as the laser energy cauterizes the gum tissue.


To renew your smile for 2024, contact Island Tower Dentistry’s Marco Island, Florida, office to schedule a Smile Analysis. Dr. Van Dyke and Dr. Whelen use this comprehensive oral examination to determine the best treatment options to make you happy to express your smile—to the mirror and the whole world! During your analysis, your dentist will assess:

  • Aesthetic condition of the teeth and gums.
  • Positioning and functioning of the mouth, jaw, and teeth.
  • Teeth color and translucency.
  • Smile symmetry.
  • Teeth and gum exposure while smiling.

Based on this smile analysis, Dr. Van Dyke or Dr. Whelen will propose a customized “smile design” to formulate elements of your smile makeover. To get started on your smile makeover, contact Island Tower Dentistry today at 239-394-1004.

We’ll Keep Your Smile Looking Beautiful

  • 606 Bald Eagle Dr. Ste 200, Marco Island, Florida 34145
  • Monday through Thursday | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Closed Fridays | Call our office for emergencies

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