Smile Design and Makeover
Your Smile—Customized to match your personality!
You have choices and we want you to know what they are! We have completed hundreds of major smile design and makeover cases over the past decade. See our “smile guarantee” for our promise to you:
Your smile willsatisfy your wishes,
and be a reflection of who you are, and want to be!
We involve each of our patients in designing a smile that is congruent with their unique identity – how they wish to portray themselves to the world.
One of many useful tools we offer you to help you visualize the smile that is a true expression of your ideal self is the LVI Smile Catalog For Individualized Design. The Catalog consists of a dozen different smiles devised by the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. The varied smiles bear such names as “Youthful,” “Dominant,” or “Vigorous.” All of the smiles are shown with the same model, using a different set of porcelain veneers.
Everybody has a different concept of what comprises the perfect smile design for them. The Catalog has served as a sources of inspirationand an aid to visualization for tens of thousands of patients across the country and around the world. We’re confident you will be likewise inspired!
We Make Choosing Your Tooth Color Easy
Modern materials are now more realistic, offer greater vitality, and may well last your lifetime.Cosmetic dentist Dr. Gibbs uses many different crown/porcelain materials in conjunction with a specialist cosmetic dentistry ceramist for individualized results.
For more challenging cases, we even offer in person customization with our highly skilled ceramist. We realize this may take more time—but the result will be worth it!
Our Smile Guarantee—and How We Can Offer It!
We realize that a smile makeover represents a major investment, and is a reflection of your social and professional standing. Because of this, we take great care in our treatment planning process. With most cases, we offer an initial “mock-up” in wax depicting the proposed result, followed by a “trial period” in provisional materials.
A smile makeover is highly reflective of you as a person. It can also affect your ability to speak and chew correctly—all great reasons for us to be certain you are comfortable with the process, and thrilled with the result!
Self Evaluation of Your Smile
If you do decide to have your smile’s “look” changed by adental smile redesign, your ‘self-evaluation’ is a vital step in the process. Set up a mirror with clear, preferably natural, light to illuminate your face, and smile normally. Assess the reflection for the following points:
- What is the current color of your teeth – are you satisfied with it?
- Do your teeth have a yellow or gray tinge to them?
- Are all your teeth correctly proportioned to one another, or are some of them too big or small? Remember that teeth are naturally different sizes depending on their position and function. What you are looking for are teeth mismatched in size to their place in the sequence.
- Are your teeth straight and even; are some (or all) crooked?
- Are any teeth excessively flat or pointed?
- Are your gums visible when you smile? If so, how much?
Dr. Gibbs is a 20+ year member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Academy of Facial Esthetics–and been trained at the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. Visit our page on Smile Design and the LVI Smile Catalog and Smile Makeovers to get a preview of some of the options that today’s cosmetic dentistry offers!
Give us a call today at 630-534-0367 to arrange a visit, or to ask us any questions you may have!