Dentist and Patient forming caring heart Smile Design is a comprehensive and flexible approach to cosmetic dentistry. In essence, smile design is the use of a combination of dental procedures to deliver a desired smile result. This highly technical service utilizes multiple dental specializations and skills to deliver transformative results to the smiles of our patients.

At Michels & Gauquie Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we are one of the few practices that offers these services because it’s not taught explicitly in dental school – dentists must learn the techniques in post-graduate courses and then perfect the art through extensive experience.

How Is Smile Design Performed?

It takes artistic ability and extensive knowledge to perform an impeccable Smile Design procedure. These techniques require precise measurements based upon mouth shape, gum lines, lips, and the natural shape of the teeth. That’s why we devote time to accurately plan before we begin the actual procedure.

Combining a clinical visual examination with the precise measurements of photographs, our doctors devise an 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.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Smile Design?

While any patient looking to improve their smile can benefit from the smile design process, certain underlying health conditions can prevent you from undergoing the necessary treatments. Patients are required to undergo screening and assessment before beginning this procedure. Here are some cases where patients need the approval of our dentist:

If your suffering from diabetes

Struggle with high blood pressure

Patients with heart ailments

Issues with periodontists or severe gum infection

Are You Interested In Getting Smile Design In Greenville, NC?

“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.”

Smile design will improve not only your appearance but also your oral health. Here at Michels & Gauquie Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we provide expert care and services for all our patients. Contact our team today to get started on your smile journey!




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