My Most Important Smile Makeover EVER

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When someone trusts us to transform their smile with cosmetic dentistry, that’s a big deal.  We take that trust seriously, & we love seeing the results as much as they do.  There’s one particular smile makeover though, that means more to me than any other I’ve ever done.  I’ll share the journey, but you’ll have to wait for the reveal to the end.  Unless you cheat and scroll down to find out.  😀

Of course, we consider ALL of our Smile Makeovers incredibly important.  If you’re looking for a beautiful new smile just like this, Give us a Call or Request an Appointment for a Complimentary Smile Consultation.

Starting with Worn, Short, Yellow Teeth

To be completely accurate, this person’s Smile Makeover started with Dr. Colin Webb.  She needed some orthodontic treatment.  While we do both Six Month Braces and Invisalign, he could fix her bite better than I could. What you see here, is where I started after he finished.  This patient’s biggest concerns were:

  1. The front teeth were too short
  2. Her teeth had been worn flat on all the edges (she does wear a custom nightguard now to protect her smile)
  3. Her teeth were too yellow
  4. She wanted brilliant white teeth without having to whiten very frequently.

Hence, she wanted veneers! So here’s how her smile looked after braces and before her Smile Makeover.  (If you’re wondering, I’ve written here about how many veneers you’d need.)

A Cosmetic Gum Lift to Lengthen Her Teeth

There’s only so much we can make teeth longer at the edge before interfering with speech, smiling, and chewing.  Because the edges of her teeth already lined up nicely with her lip when smiling, we couldn’t lengthen them at the edges.  That meant moving the gum levels with a procedure called crown-lengthening, aka a “gum lift.”  A minor periodontal procedure, it involves gently lifting the gum from the teeth, reshaping the bone, then placing the gum back at the higher level.  Voila – longer teeth!  You can see the difference in length of her teeth pretty easily, compared to the first set of photos.

Porcelain Veneers for the Win!

We waited 3 months to let the gum levels stabilize, then I shaped the teeth for porcelain veneers, made molds of the teeth for the lab (now we use a 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner for speed, comfort, and accuracy), and put on temporary veneers.  Three weeks later, we bonded in her final porcelain veneers.  If I do say so myself, I think they look fabulous.  😀

So who was this patient, whose smile was so important to me?  My wife, Fara!

Cosmetic dentistry patient of Dr. Payet in Charlotte NC

Complimentary Smile Consults

We understand that trust really is important in choosing your cosmetic dentist.  That’s why we make it easy to meet and get to know us in a Complimentary Smile Consult.  All you have to do is click one of the links below to call or Request an Appointment!  We’ll reserve a time for you to get to know us and tell us why you’d like your smile transformed.  We’ll give you all the options, including orthodontics, bonding, veneers, gum lifts, dental implants, or some combination.  Also, since Fara runs our practice, you can see her beautiful smile in person!

Making a Smile Makeover Affordable

We understand that most patients aren’t prepared to just plunk down a big amount of money for a new smile.  That’s why we offer patient financing through both CareCredit and Lending Club, with both Interest-Free and Extended Payment Plans with reasonable interest.

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