Cosmetic Dentistry has become increasingly popular and adding the personal touch of a cosmetic lab can make all the difference in having an amazing smile. Our own Dr. Cindy Brayer had the opportunity to share some of Creating Smiles Dental’s amazing Smile Makeovers with Daytime TV and talk more about cosmetic dentistry and what we’re doing to give our patients the best care – and best experience – possible.
One of the major factors that has contributed to the increase in the number of cosmetic dental cases we see is the pandemic. Because of COVID-19 restrictions over the past two years, our patients are working from home more and having more Zoom meetings.
“[Because of this] they are seeing their faces much more up close and personal,” Dr. Brayer said, adding:
“Some of our patients are just not as happy with their smiles. And so we’ve had more patients come to our office, asking about smile makeovers and how they can improve the look of their smile.”
When a patient comes in looking to enhance his or her smile, the first thing we recommend is a complimentary cosmetic dental consultation. Patients can choose to have either a virtual teledentistry consultation in the comfort and convenience of their own home, or they can come to our office where we can examine your teeth, speak with them about their concerns, and recommend the best treatment option to improve their smile.
Our office also offers something that we think is a real game changer for cosmetic dentistry – both in the quality of care and the amazing patient experience we are able to provide.
As Dr. Brayer explained:
“We have a lab called the Tooth Genie dental lab [and they are] amazing. They come directly into our office and they meet with our patients. And they really give us personalized care, communication, and convenience, which really is critical to the success of our cosmetic cases.
Our patients love that our lab technician, Nam Wynn, is also the owner [of the lab]. He will be the person who makes the restorations, so they can communicate their desires and expectations and tell him exactly what they want for their smile.”
During his visit, Wynn takes professional photos of the patient and matches the shape of their teeth and helps to pick the ideal shade based on their preferences. We can use the patient’s photos to make a computer-generated smile simulation to give them an idea of what their smile can look like after treatment.
Next, Wynn waxes up the case so patients see exactly how their teeth will look three dimensionally. We can also use this wax up to make temporaries for them to try in their mouth. Then he makes the final veneers and crowns with the shade and shape that the patients request in his local Tampa dental lab to get high quality aesthetics so that the patient will absolutely love the final results.
In this first example, the patient wanted a natural smile that showed more of her teeth. First we did Invisalign to close the gaps between her teeth and then the Tooth Genie met with her to get a sense of what she wanted so that he could make beautiful restorations to achieve the natural look she was aiming for. The patient was thrilled with the final results.
Here’s another dramatic case in which the patient wanted a brighter, whiter smile. The Tooth Genie and I listened to her wishes and we were able to help her achieve the smile of her dreams.
The before and after photos are incredible, but we love hearing from our patients themselves. Here is what one of our patients had to say about her experience with Dr. Brayer and the Tooth Genie:
“When I needed implants and restoration, Dr. Brayer introduced me to the tooth Genie. He actually came to the dental office where we had our consultation, he watched how I smiled, laughed and talked prior to making a wax prototype for my approval. He wanted to assure me that I had a very natural looking smile. I received the same caring and professionalism that I’ve received from Dr. Brayer over the years.”
If you would like to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services and how we can help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of having, call or click to schedule your complimentary consultation. If you would prefer to have a virtual consultation with Dr. Brayer, please click here.
Creating Smiles is one of Pinellas County’s leading providers of cosmetic and general dentistry services, including Invisalign, teeth whitening, dental implants, and oral cancer screenings. To schedule your in-office or virtual new patient consultation please call our St. Petersburg office (727-323-0377) or Clearwater office (727-791-8823).