You may recall a scene from The Wizard of Oz in which Dorothy asks, “Can you even dye my eyes to match my gown?” to which the cheerful residents of Oz reply, “Yes!” What was once the stuff of fiction, has now become reality. While we can’t dye our eyes just yet (although we have contacts available), we do have ways to change the way our hair looks, alter our facial features and even design our smile.
At Hospital Dental Group (HDG), we want to make your dreams of the perfect smile a reality. That’s why we offer our patients the Smile Design experience.
Delight Yourself with Smile Design Done Right!
When we first meet someone, it’s the face we focus on. For those who have struggled with the appearance of their smile, this can be a difficult prospect. Instead of flashing a confident smile, individuals may instead seek to hide their teeth, or even avoid speaking as much as possible. Self-image can be greatly affected by:
- Missing Teeth
- Chipped Teeth
- Crooked Teeth
- Overlapping or Misaligned Teeth
- Discolored Teeth
- Gaps in the Teeth
In addition to affecting self-confidence and a positive self-image, having some of the issues listed above can present functional challenges as well. Missing teeth, for example, can lead to misalignment of the jaw and tooth decay as a result of the remaining teeth having to overcompensate. Having misaligned teeth can also lead to alignment problems in the jaw, potentially resulting in pain and discomfort.
At Hospital Dental Group, Dr. Anatoliy Ravin created a Smile Design service to specifically address both dental cosmetic and functional issues.
How Does Smile Design Work?
The beautiful aspect of Smile Design is that it’s highly customizable. Dr. Ravin provides a full consultation to address the specific needs of each individual patient. A Smile Design consultation includes an evaluation of the:
- Shape of your face
- Color of your eyes
- Natural tooth structure
- Tone of skin
- Alignment of the teeth
Dr. Ravin will also address your current and past health status and allow you the opportunity to share any questions, concerns or desires regarding how you’d like your smile to ultimately appear.
Since Smile Design specifically accommodates the individual needs of patients, cosmetic dental procedures will vary. To help you achieve the perfect smile, Dr. Ravin may recommend one of the following:
- Porcelain Crowns and Veneers
- Teeth Whitening
- Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
- Invisalign (Clear Teeth Straightening Aligners)
Once Dr. Ravin has created a treatment plan based on your customized Smile Design experience, he will provide you with an outline of all the details—types of treatments, smile design cost, what will occur during each treatment, length of the procedure(s) and recovery instructions (if applicable).
At HDG, we routinely provide Smile Design consultations to help our patients achieve the smile they’ve always wanted. We want you to feel your very best on the inside and outside and have the smile to show for it!
If you’d like to know more about our Smile Design process or other dental services, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us any time at 860-524-5194.