People sometimes aren't happy with their smile, and what we do is a small design. We do it during new patient appointments, as well as other times during periodic exams.
A new patient smile is a process where we first take a photograph and using the picture, we analyze what's going on with the smile. Why is it unpleasant? How can we improve it? And what are the different options? This is a dialogue between the patient and me.
The next step would be to take a mold of the teeth. I use the mold as a cast, to sculpture wax around the tooth and use it as an example of how I can improve it and what can I do in the lab before I even touch the patient's teeth.
The patient examines the diagnostic wax-up and then between the patient and I, we come to an understanding of what's the best thing to do. Whether to make it longer or shorter, broader or wider, where to position the teeth and, of course, keeping function and bite in mind. Then, the patient agrees to the new design.
The day of the procedure, the patient walks out with the temporary mold that reflects the new design so they can try it out. Once we are happy with the final shape of the teeth (in the temporary mold), I take a mold and I send it to the lab. I tell them to duplicate that for the final restoration so there will be no surprises. We have done many smiles over the years that way.
Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Muradian, specializes in smile design or smile makeovers. By using one or more cosmetic procedures, our Simi Valley dentist can help you have the award-winning smile you have always wanted. Regardless of how much time has passed since you visited a dentist or the current status of your smile, our dentist in Simi Valley will provide exceptional and completely natural-looking results.
A smile makeover can boost confidence while rejuvenating your overall look. Many of our Simi Valley patients leave the office feeling years younger. Smile makeovers with our dentist will also correct imperfections like misalignments or discoloration which will restore your once beautiful smile.
Cosmetic procedures used to complete smile makeovers include dental implants, porcelain veneers, inlays/onlays, teeth whitening, bridges, bonding and more. Depending on the type of smile makeover or design you need, our dentist will recommend one or more of these procedures in order to deliver the results you need.
What kind of imperfections can a smile makeover correct?
A smile makeover or otherwise known as smile design can help correct any of the following:
- Tooth discoloration
- Gaps between teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Broken or damaged teeth
Schedule an appointment to visit our Simi Valley dental office for more information on how smile design or a smile makeover can help you. Our dentist, Dr. Muradian, is passionate about dentistry and believes that there is no accessory more beautiful than a healthy, white smile.