What don’t you like about your smile? This is what you have to ask yourself if you are considering a smile makeover in Tulsa. Dr. Winters is highly experienced at helping patients achieve their smile goals and even trains other dentists how to do the same. Before he begins helping you he will discuss with you what it is you’d like to improve about your teeth or your appearance. Then he will be able to create a customized plan that will be able to help you reach your smile goals. This plan we will be based around the current condition of your teeth and gums and will take into account all possibilities and/or limitations.
As every patient has different smile goals, they also have different dental concerns that must first be addressed. For example, if a patient has a bad bite (malocclusion) Dr. Winters may first suggest an orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign before other treatments take place. There are no predetermined dental procedures for smile design and the patient and Dr. Winters will have to take into account what can be done with the given patient.
You can think of it like building a house, you first need a strong foundation before you build it because it supports the rest of the building. Similarly Dr. Winters must blend oral health sciences into your smile design so that you get the functionality that is necessary to have strong, healthy teeth.
Patient should keep in mind that if they want their smile goals to be reached they must also understand the perspective of the dentist. Let’s say you are interested in veneers but Dr. Winters suggests a crown or dental bonding procedure that is more suitable for your needs and goals. Patients should consider that cosmetic dentistry principles are based on health and that trusting your dentist to suggest treatments will still get you the desired result- a beautiful, healthy smile that you will be proud to show off!