Smile makeovers require careful planning, extensive knowledge and a patient-dentist centred approach to achieve your desired prefect smile. This can sometimes involve one or two restorations with whitening and bonding, or a full makeover involving all the front teeth. Due to recent technological advancements smile makeovers can be achieved without having to cut away healthy teeth to place restorations. Dr. Dev Patel has completed numerous courses with some of the worlds pioneers in smile design over the years and has all the knowledge and experience needed to provide you with the perfect smile. Have a look at some cases Dr Dev Patel has completed using Smile Makeovers.
What stages are involved?
Stage 1 – A relaxed initial consultation. An appointment will be the first step to give both the dentist and patient an opportunity to talk in a relaxed environment and then decide on what exactly the patient would like to achieve. After this, a detailed clinical examination in conjunction with x-rays and photographs will enable Dev to give you a detailed treatment plan and all the possible treatment options.
Step 2 - Wax-up and trial smile. Initial impressions of your teeth can be taken and a highly trained ceramist will produce a wax-up of the desired final result of the smile on a model. From this model we can take a silicone impression to then fit a ‘trial smile’, which can be made in minutes and taken off immediately.
Step 3 - Preparations and temporaries. Teeth that require restoring with either crowns/veneers/bridges are prepared and then detailed impressions are recorded. Before you leave we will fit beautiful temporary restorations.
Step 4 - Review Temporaries. A few days after we will ask you to come in again to ensure that you are happy with the shade, size and feel of the temporary restorations. This is an opportunity for both the dentist and patient to make any last minute changes before the ceramist creates the final restorations.
Step 5 - Fitting the final restorations. All the temporaries are removed and the final beautiful restorations are fitted. You will be walking out from this appointment with your new beautiful smile!