Smile Design is the potentially magical service offered by Michels & Gauquie cosmetic dentistry. Smile Design is a highly technical process requiring great skill and experience to achieve a natural result. It is not taught at all or only touched upon in dental school – dentists must learn the techniques in post-graduate courses and then perfect the art through extensive experience. For this reason, most dentists do not focus on this discipline.
It takes artistic ability and extensive knowledge to perform an impeccable Smile Design. Techniques require precise measurements based upon mouth shape, gum lines, lips, and natural shape of the teeth. That’s why we devote time to precisely planning a Smile Design before we begin the actual procedure.
Combining a clinical visual examination the precise measurements of photographs, our doctors devise a individual smile design just for you. It could involve teeth reshaping, gum reshaping, color changes, texture changes, tooth movement, angulation changes, resizing particular teeth, adding translucencies, and a “naturalization of the result.
“With each patient, we can create a unique design to fit their age and sex, facial features and characteristics,” says Drs Michels & Gauquie. “Most people don’t realize how a makeover of their smile can change their entire appearance. Many people look years younger. You know when a Smile Design is done well, because the new restorations truly are undetectable and all you see is a gorgeous new smile.”