Many people don’t know how much a beautiful smile makeover can do to boost their confidence and self esteem. But Dr. Dennis’s patients do. As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, she is one of a small handful of dentists who have the artistic temperament and drive to pursue the advanced postgraduate training needed to create a truly aesthetic new smile. In addition, she is gifted in matching a new smile to her patient’s personalities and features.
Smile Makeover Methods
Dr. Dennis makes a full range methods available to create your beautiful new smile. Sometimes porcelain veneers can make all the difference. But she may also use Invisalign® to bring your teeth into a more comfortable and attractive alignment without years of unattractive braces. And if you would like to whiten your teeth, she offers three equally effective methods to bring them back to sparkling brightness.
Should you need a crown to restore a damaged tooth or a dental implant to replace a missing one, she also has the skills to provide these services. In addition, Dr. Dennis has a metal-free practice, so the crowns she places won’t eventually develop the telling dark gumline of traditional crowns.
A Smile Makeover with Porcelain Veneers
During your first visit, Dr. Dennis will complete a comprehensive examination with digital x-rays and photographs of your teeth. Her first concern is to make sure your teeth are healthy and to listen to your ideas and aspirations. Using the photographs, you’ll have a chance to show Dr. Dennis what you like and don’t like about your smile. You may want to bring photographs of smiles you particularly like, and we’ll have some photographs available as well. Dr. Dennis will use this information to create a smile design based on your facial features, personality, life experience, and other factors.
She will then create a set of provisional veneers, so you can try out your new smile and live with it for awhile. You can wear them home, consult friends and family, and really get comfortable with your new look before any work is done. And you can decide to make changes at any point in the process. While you are wearing your provisionals, Dr. Dennis will send an impression of your veneers to her chosen master ceramist, who will create your new veneers, and she will communicate any changes along the way.
Once the porcelain veneers arrive from the ceramist, you’ll try them in with temporary cement, and even at this stage, if you’re not absolutely thrilled, Dr. Dennis will send them back to the ceramist until you are. This is why she is able to offer her Beautiful Smile Guarantee®
Choosing Your Smile Makeover Dentist
Because the American Dental Association does not recognize cosmetic dentistry as a specialty, many dentists perform cosmetic procedures without the required training. The aesthetics and techniques required to create a truly beautiful smile makeover are far beyond those taught in dental school.
In fact, most dentists go into the profession because they are a lot like engineers — they like fixing things. It takes a rare dentist to even be interested in the cosmetic aspects of the work, much less to invest the time and money in pursuing the advanced training that is required for beautiful results. It takes an artist.
Since beginning practice in 19182, Dr. Dennis has dedicated herself to thousands of hours of postgraduate training in cosmetic dentistry. She knows how take your personality and your life experience into consideration along with your facial features and aspirations.
The Icing on the Smile Makeover Cake
Dr. Dennis offers a very unique service she calls a Complimentary Smile Analysis. We take a photo and create a digital smile makeover by photoshopping in your ideal smile. So long before any work takes place, you’ll be able to see what your new smile will look like. She says, “It’s like icing on the cake,” because it inspires many patients to make the changes they have been dreaming of.
If you are ready to take that next step and see how a beautiful smile makeover could change your life, take a look at our porcelain veneers page. Then give us a call or visit our request an appointment page, and let us call you.