Smile Makeover/ Design

A. 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.

B. 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.

C. Customizing a Smile Design Plan
Dr. Harsh will work with you 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 visit.
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.
No two cases are alike. Dr. Harsh creates a customized smile especially for you.

D. 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.

E. Who is a candidate for a Smile Design?
An individual that wants to look younger. A smile design can take years off of your appearance.
An individual that wants to have more confidence when they smile.
An individual that cares how they look and wants to make an investment into their dental health
An individual that wants to be more appealing to members of the opposite sex. It is a known fact that 96% of adults believe that an attractive smile does this (according to a study done by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry http://www.aacd.com/surveys).
An individual that wants to improve their chances for career advancement or success. It is a known fact that 74% of adults feel that an enhanced smile will allow for a more successful career (http://www.aacd.com/surveys).
An individual that wants to be noticed and appear healthier.
An individual that takes care of their teeth with regular dental checkups and good dental hygiene.
Anyone that wants to invest in their dental health and in their overall future.

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