What is smile design?
What are the goals of smile design?
These are areas we will address when considering what treatments to include in your Smile Design:
Alignment and spacing
These treatments don’t address serious alignment issues that would require orthodontic treatment. But we do target problems such as slightly crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, and misshapen teeth. Porcelain veneers can do an amazing job masking these problems.
Replacing missing teeth doesn’t qualify as truly “cosmetic,” but this is surely a part of a cosmetic upgrade for your smile. If you’re missing a tooth or two, we believe dental implants are far and away the best replacement option. If you’re missing a series of teeth a bridge, or even a partial denture, can be used.
Every Smile Design at Gonzalez Dental Care includes teeth whitening. It’s usually our first procedure because whitening returns your teeth to their natural whiteness. From there we can match other pieces of the puzzle, such as porcelain veneers, to your natural, whitened tooth color. If your teeth are stained beneath the enamel, possibly from a reaction to tetracycline as a child, we can cover the stained fronts with porcelain veneers.
A balanced smile is a good-looking smile. If you have an overly gummy smile, it can be the only thing a person talking with you notices. Gum contouring can reduce the height of your gums and lengthen your teeth (visually). Otherwise, we’ll fix or cover chips and cracks in your teeth with dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or porcelain crowns.
Smile Design Before & After Photo
Would I be a good candidate for smile design?
Will my smiles design results be permanent?
Bottom line — your smile will be dazzling, but parts of it will need future touch-ups, such as teeth whitening, while other parts are for the long haul.
Is there recovery with the treatments involved with smile design?
With the other treatments in our smile makeovers, you’re out and about immediately after your treatment and loving that bright new smile.
How many appointments will be involved with smile design?
When Dr. Gonzalez, Dr. Colon, or Dr. Carmenate meet with you for your consultation, they can give you an idea of what treatments they think you’ll need and your timeframe.