Updated: Oct 9, 2019
Like anything in life, a beautiful smile must begin with a well thought out plan. Dr. Adam Carraway and Dr. James Dickert have the experience it takes to design a smile that will be engineered to hold up to whatever life throws at it. Using the latest materials including naturally shaded porcelain or ceramic when necessary, Drs. Dickert and Carraway will give you a beautiful result that you will be proud to show off.
A beautiful smile must blend in naturally with the shape and proportions of your lips, face, and eye line. Each of these factors must be analyzed before beginning a smile makeover. The size of each tooth must be based on the overall width of your face. The shade or color of your smile should be appropriate for your age, gender, and personal preferences. We want a smile that looks nice, but ultimately appears natural. Too white and your smile will appear fake; too dark and we won't achieve the youthful appearance we are looking for.
After an initial exam, our dentists will take molds and digital photographs of your teeth, smile and face. Behind the scenes, we will work with our high quality cosmetic dental laboratory technicians to analyze your current smile and decide what can be done to improve your smile. Using the photographs, we can ensure that the plane of your smile is in line with your eyes and ears. We can also determine if the length of your teeth is appropriate for your lips. On occasion, we will recommend shortening or lengthening the size of your teeth if your lips are hiding too much or too little of your teeth and gums.
Next, we will us the stone models of your current teeth to digitally design a smile that is aesthetic based on the previously discussed factors. We will transfer this design to a wax model where we can discuss any changes that you would like. We can use our temporary materials to test out these changes before ever altering the shape of your teeth.
If you would like to discuss a smile makeover, we would love to help design the smile you have always dreamed of!