There is a lot in the news about smile make-overs. While it is true that there are many great services available to enhance the beauty of your smile; there are some precautions that patients should be aware of. It is highly critical to look at the entire face and orthognathic system to determine the proper course to achieving the perfect esthetic and functional smile.
How much of your teeth are showing when your lip is at rest versus when you are in full smile can be diagnosed from very specific photos. How much gum is showing and what the bite, arrangement of the teeth to the midline of your face, come into play. Of course the size, shape, color and arrangement of your teeth are critical to get the smile you want. No two smiles are alike, and each patient has their own idea of what they would like theirs to look like. We have catalogs of smiles to make sure we all get on the same page. Diagnostic wax-ups and mock ups of your smile are also critical.
Once we think we know where we want to go, either a stint or a quick mock up with bonding will let you test drive the result before you get started. If you would like to have your smile evaluated and options discussed, be sure and let us help you know how to get there.