A smile makeover is the process of improving the appearance of the smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as: Dental veneers. Composite bonding. Tooth implants. Teeth whitening. The Digital Smile Design (DSD) is a multi-use conceptual dental treatment planning tool that is used in esthetic dentistry to strengthen diagnostic vision, improve communication and enhance predictability throughout the treatment.
What is a "smile design"? A smile design is a dental procedure which artistically creates straighter, whiter and beautiful natural looking smiles. Smile designs can do wonders to fully restore your dental health and appearance regardless of the original state of your existing teeth.
Benefits of a smile design. A smile designer revitalizes your smile in a longer lasting way than Botox or other temporary measures. A smile design is an overall important investment in your overall appearance. Age decreases our smile due to wear, chipping and discoloration. This can happen gradually and can be very embarrassing. Smile enhancement can get you smiling again.
Customizing a Smile Design Plan At Dr. Karol`s Dental Clinic we lead to customize and plan your smile design. A free consultation is arranged to make sure you achieve your cosmetic dental goals and to resolve your underlying dental problems.The timeline is planned so as to minimize the number of appointments and to make sure your smile is completed in time for your special social function (wedding, engagement, wedding anniversary, graduation, etc.). All other dental diseases are treated first including dental hygiene visist. Patients are encouraged to bring with them photos of when they were younger or photos of their favorite smile from actors and actresses. The LVI smile catalogue is used to discuss with the patient the arrangement of teeth, their choices in tooth position and what effect this has on their overall appearance. A plan is in place before any teeth are prepared.
Commonly combined treatments Some smile designs only require Porcelain Veneers Other smile designs will require a combination of Porcelain Veneers and Porcelain Crowns. Porcelain crowns are chosen when teeth are weak such as endodontically treated teeth or teeth will large old restorations (like large old crowns). Sometimes teeth are missing in the smile zone. This then required either a porcelain bridge with an ovate pontic or an implant with a Porcelain crown. Multiple missing anterior teeth may require multiple implants or an implant supported denture to make the completed smile designs. If too much gum tissue is showing or the gums are uneven when the individual smiles, then a "gum lift" is done with lasers to reduce the amount of gum showing. If only a few teeth are veneered, then the other teeth are whitened before the smile design is completed. This makes sure that the smile is enhanced and brightened.