Of all the expressions that we use each day to communicate our feelings and personality to other people, the smile is one of the most important. If you want to make a positive impression on people you meet, whether they are business associates or clients, friends, romantic interests, and so on, then having the correct smile to convey the essence of who you are is needed above all else.
Fortunately, a dazzling smile is not far off with the high quality tooth whitening, tooth bonding, porcelain crowns, and porcelain veneers. Using these cutting edge, modern techniques, and a skilled dentist, you can achieve the smile of your dreams!
The first priority is to determine which smile you would prefer to aim for. Everybody has a different concept of what the perfect smile is for his or her ideal makeover. There are almost endless sources of inspiration for the type of facial expression desired after the design and makeover process is finished. Some of the most common ways people find smiles they want are:
- Cultural factors, since your attitude to smiles may depend heavily on your background and desire to fit into it (or, in some cases, rebelliously defy its conventions).
- The smiles of people you like and admire, such as friends or family.
- Imitating the look of movie stars, media personalities, or high fashion models.
- Matching their appearance more closely to their own inner sense of who they are and how they want to portray themselves to the world.
One of our most useful tools for helping you attain the smile that will be a true medium of self-expression is the use of the LVI smile catalog for individualized design. This catalog consists of a series 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.
The variable factors in these porcelain veneers include the shapes of the incisal edges, the offset of the teeth, and how pointy certain teeth are. You are welcome to pick out your own choice, but if you are having difficulty deciding, we can provide advice or input also. Choosing the color of the porcelain veneers or cosmetic crowns used in this process is often accomplished with a shade guide. However, the specific smile design is best tailored to the person.
For example, a businessperson may choose the “Dominant” style in order to look more forceful, decisive, and competent. By contrast, a yoga instructor in their 50s wanting cosmetic dentistry might choose “Youthful” or “Hollywood” as their smile style instead. Among the possible permutations, there’s sure to be one that’s “you” – and we have the means and skills necessary to bring your dreams into reality through modern cosmetic dentistry!