Dallas and Plano, Texas dentist Dr. Mark Sowell’s approach to the design of your smile is extremely thorough. Your appointment begins with a comprehensive examination of the health, structure, function, and esthetics of your mouth. Your complete dental health exam includes testing for teeth decay, abscesses, gum disease, oral cancer, and oral lesions.
Structural concerns include broken, fractured teeth as well as propagating cracks. The function of your smile includes missing teeth and your bite, TMJ and jaw muscles. The aesthetic of your mouth is how your teeth and gums look when you smile.
What is Smile Design?
Smile Design is a dental service that uses both artistic and clinical techniques to enhance a patients’ smile. The process requires an in-depth analysis of a patient’s facial features and expression. Then, the dentist can tailor the smile restoration to the patient’s unique characteristics. Smile Design often incorporates a variety of procedures to achieve the desired result.
Smile Design is also called “hybrid dentistry” because it combines aspects of cosmetic dentistry with restorative dentistry. Most patients who undergo this procedure are looking for a more youthful appearance or a more natural-looking smile. We can also use it to address other dental concerns such as bite issues or TMJ disorders.
Dr. Sowell can use Smile Design to solve many aesthetic problems, such as:
- Tooth loss
- Facial asymmetry
- Mild discoloration
Smile design is the aesthetic component of your comprehensive cosmetic examination at our Plano dental office. The complimentary cosmetic dentistry consult includes an aesthetic exam and listening to your goals and oral care needs.
Next, we take digital photos and impressions of your mouth to get a good grasp of your current dental issues. Then, we will discover what you want to change about your teeth (e.g., color, size, arrangement, symmetry, etc.). Dr. Sowell will show you what our cosmetic dentistry treatments can do for you.
The goal of Smile Design is to provide our patients with a healthy and beautiful mouth that will stay healthy for years to come. We strive to do this by using modern technology along with our expertise in dentistry and cosmetic surgery. Continue reading to learn about our Smile Design process.
The Smile Design Process
First we learn about your expectations and time frame. Then we invite you back for a comprehensive examination. The exam will include:
- A lip symmetry evaluation
- Gum exposure and symmetry check
- Measuring tooth size and proportions to the face
- Evaluating tooth symmetry, arrangement, and color
Then we prepare and print computer-generated “after” pictures to show you. We will design the new structure and function of your mouth. Dr. Sowell and his Southlake County-area dental care team will gather complete information about your oral health. We will provide you with excellent and relevant options without trying to up-sell you unnecessary treatments.
Once Dr. Sowell has a complete picture of your oral health, he will move onto the next step. He will work with you to design a long-term dental care plan that will meet your needs, desires, and budget. His training and experience in high-end cosmetic dentistry make him one of the best cosmetic dentists in Plano, TX.
Dr. Sowell and his dental care team always listens to your questions and consider your comfort a high priority. Dr. Sowell is your dentist in Plano for cosmetic dental services in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, and surrounding Southlake County communities.
Smile Design Before & After
Plano, TX dentist Dr. Mark Sowell restored a comfortable bite and beauty to this patient’s smile with Smile Design. The Smile Design process involved several procedures. Some included upper gum leveling, empress bondable porcelain veneers, and dental crowns to restore decayed and damaged teeth.
See more cosmetic dentistry before-and-after photos in our Smile Gallery.
Schedule A Dental Exam & Cosmetic Consultation Today
Learn more about our cosmetic dentistry treatments in Plano by calling our office for a consultation with Dr. Sowell. Dr. Sowell provides personalized cosmetic dentistry to patients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, and the surrounding areas.