Making Good Smiles Great with Minor Dental Cosmetics

Perhaps you are like so many other Western Australians: you have a natural smile that lights up your face, but there’s just something about it you don’t quite like. In other words everyone says you have a good smile, but you personally don’t feel it is a great smile.

There are various reasons why people just aren’t happy with their smile, even though it might already be seen as good. It could be a subtle tooth misalignment. It could be small gaps between teeth. It might even simply be naturally healthy teeth that, while they have no staining, are simply not the shade of white you want.

At Advanced Dental Artistry, we’ve worked with all kinds of patients who have smaller issues they would like to resolve in order to improve their dental appearance. We refer to these cases as “minor cosmetics” and by giving them little touches we take them from good to great!

“Some patients come in for a complimentary consultation just because they’re unsure of why they don’t like their smile,” says Dr Adrian Kat.
“Using digital smile design we can work out the reasons why and what we can do to improve their smile.”
Here are some minor cosmetic cases that Dr Kat and his team have seen.

Diya – a wedding smile

Anyone would have said Diya had a beautiful smile before she came to us – and they’d have been right. However, Diya herself was preparing for her wedding and wanted to resolve some very minor gapping, especially some dark, triangle-shaped spaces where her teeth met her gum.
Diya is a detail-focused person and had had already done a lot of her own research into her perfect smile. In her case, most of our planning went into preparing for achieving the best result cosmetically while being as non-intrusive as possible.
Porcelain veneers placed to cover the between her front teeth were the answer. The result was not only an even more beautiful smile, but one she was happy to flash for family, friends and photographer on the big day.

Marina and Tiffany – recontouring

Minor recontouring is a way of adjusting the size of otherwise healthy and well-aligned teeth. Dr Kat says it is used when patients feel the proportion of their teeth is incorrect for a really outstanding smile.
“One of these cases was Marina. Comparing her before and after photographs, you can see the difference in proportions of her teeth,” Dr Kat says.
“Similarly, Tiffany had just one tooth out of alignment. It was on the left-hand side and jutting forward. Again, we used porcelain veneers to realign this single tooth’s position. It’s a minor cosmetic change but a massive difference to an overall smile.

Ashley – teeth crowding

While the top row of teeth are the main feature of any smile, we also examine the bottom teeth of everyone who comes in. And for some patients, it is indeed in the lower teeth more than the upper where their dissatisfactions lie.
One of the main things we see on the bottom jaw is tooth crowding. This was what was happening for Ashley. She’d come to us specifically for straightening of her lower teeth. Again, porcelain veneers were the best option for her situation and case.

We hope to see you in our practice

Contact us today and arrange either your complimentary discussion or new patient exam. The first complimentary 20-minute sit down with one of our patient coordinators to discuss your concerns and give you some ballpark idea of treatment and prices. The latter takes about 90 minutes. We give your teeth a proper examination, take scans, x-rays, as well as loads of photos and video. After that, we can give you our expert opinion on the options you have to give you the smile you deserve and discuss how and if you want to proceed in going from good to great!

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