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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Austin Cosmetic Dentist Case

Hema's Austin Cosmetic Dentistry Makeover


“In three to four visits and within the course of a few months, we erased years from her face and made her look younger. I could definitely see that she smiles so much more after she got her smile makeover.” - Dr. Tejas Patel


Austin Cosmetic Dentist


This is one of my favorite smile makeovers that we’ve completed. Hema’s front teeth were very crowded, crooked, and stained from years of drinking tea. She had an amazing spirit and attitude, but when she smiled she would smile with her lips closed. She was very self conscious about her smile. She wanted her teeth to be straighter and whiter.


Our first step after her comprehensive exam was to get her teeth and gums healthier. We accomplished this by treating her cavities with white fillings and treating her gum disease with a deep cleaning. After her mouth was much healthier, we then decided to do 10 Austin porcelain veneers on her top teeth & 6 porcelain laminate veneers on her lower teeth. The desired result would be that her smile would look whiter and straighter. Her teeth would then look symmetrical and uniform in color and shape.We also decided to address the uneven gumline of the front teeth with laser gum contouring.


During one of the initial visits at the Cosmetic Dentistry in Austin we took impressions of her upper and lower teeth and sent those to Microdental Laboratories in California. Microdental used those initial impressions to begin outlining the design for a new smile, by creating a waxup. The waxup serves as a matrix or guide for the temporaries and shows the newly designed smile on a three-dimensional stone model.


We then saw Hema for a preparation visit. During this visit she was fitted with temporary veneers that looked awesome! This gave Hema a preview of her new smile. While Hema wore temporary veneers, our skilled and talented ceramists at Microdental were creating the permanent veneers. On the cementation visit, we seated and bonded the final veneers to Hema’s Austin teeth whitening.


They looked fabulous and she was extremely pleased with the results. In three to four visits and within the course of a few months, we erased years from her face and made her look younger. Her new smile looked so natural for her and she was no longer self conscious about her smile. With each of our smile makeovers and transformations, we always strive to make sure the results look natural for the individual. With Hema, I am confident that we achieved that desired result. You can see it in her new smile! When looking at pictures of her, after her smile makeover, you can see the transformation. You can see how she smiles with ease and shows off her smile, rather than being embarrassed by it. I could definitely see that she smiles so much more after she got her smile makeover.


For information on general and cosmetic dentistry contact Dr. Tejas Patel and his Lakeway Smiles dental team, at the Austin Cosmetic Dentistry at (512) 263-8337.