Raleigh's Smile Design Experts
Are you unhappy with the overall look of your smile? If you are, you are not alone, as a recent ‘Dear Doctor’ poll found that nearly 80% of people are unhappy with their smiles. Lucky for us, we live in an advanced modern society that allows patients to undergo a smile design procedure. What is a smile design? This is when a cosmetic dentist will artistically redesign or help reshape, resize and recolor your existing teeth to make them look younger. Dentists can revamp your look to give you the confidence you desire, the confidence you can get with a wholly redesigned smile.
Over time, like many things, our smiles go through normal wear and tear that comes with age. Even if you feel you’ve taken great care of your teeth, you may notice that they are much yellower than the teeth you had nearly 10 or 20 years ago. It is completely normal to find that your teeth will start to wear out over time. Teeth become more prone to cracks and chips as well as discolor over time. You will see that old fillings can become discolored as well and stand out more than what they were intended to do. A smile design enhancement procedure can turn back the clock to give you a younger, brighter, and straighter looking smile.
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Custom Smile Design Plans
A customized smile design plan is what you should be aiming for. This design plan is usually constructed during your dentist’s consultation. He or she can go through and perform a number of x-rays and a check ups to fully get a grasp on what your smile currently looks like. Once your dentist has a full overview of your smile in mind, he or she will recommend either one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures that can repair the issues at hand.
In all cases, however, it is important that the health of your smile is still relatively good as that is the most important aspect of your smile. If your dentist finds that you have periodontal disease (a form of gum disease), then he or she will recommend having that reversed before moving forward with any aesthetic changes.
During this consultation, be aware that you are able to ask any and all questions that you may have about the procedure. You are encouraged, as the patient, to speak up about what exactly you had in mind as well as to bring in a reference photo of a celebrity smile you like. These talking points can allow your dentist to better evaluate what needs to be done to achieve the look you have in mind.
No smile design procedure is ever exactly the same. Every patient should have a perfectly tailored design plan made to fit their every need and want.
SMILE DESIGN PROCEDURES
Smile design procedures are typically made up of more than one dental cosmetic procedures. Dentists want to ensure perfection in your smile, and in more cases than none, patients would require a multitude of procedures to create the perfect look. Check out the common procedures below and see if any of these could help take your smile from dull to perfect!
MEET YOUR RENAISSANCE ARTISTS
Anna Abernethy, DDS
Dr. Abernethy grew up in Concord, North Carolina, however, she has called Raleigh "home" for the past 20 years. She came to Raleigh to attend college and graduated from Meredith College Magna Cum Laude in 2001 with a BS in biology and a minor in chemical physics.
Jill Sonner, DDS
Dr. Sonner was born and raised in Raleigh NC, and she attended both UNC Wilmington and North Carolina State University. She received her undergraduate degree from NCSU in 1999 with high honors, obtaining a BS in Biological Sciences. During college she supported research staff at NIEHS and performed an independent study focusing on Diabetes.
Anita Jones Wells, DDS
Dr. Wells is a North Carolina native who grew up in the Pinehurst area and has spent the past 10 years studying and practicing dentistry in Chapel Hill. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she completed both her Bachelor of Science in Biology and her Doctor of Dental Surgery, graduating with honors.