It’s been a brief eight weeks since Vina’s initial smile makeover consultation with Dr. Mahara, a trained cosmetic dentist, at Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group.
“Vina was a perfect candidate for a smile make over,” explains Dr. Mahara, “because she had several failing restorations on her front teeth.”
Since the smile make over consultation, Vina has passed the first major check point of the process and had all 8 teeth in her visible smile line prepped for her new crowns – at which point she received an instant smile makeover with Dr. Mahara’s amazingly realistic temporary crowns.
“The temporaries are very comfortable,” says Vina. “They’re not as brilliantly white as the actual crowns are going to be, but still I’ve had a lot of compliments on my new smile. It would be impossible for anyone to tell that these are temporaries.”
Since Vina’s previous restorations were failing, Dr. Mahara wasn’t sure what to expect when he removed the old restorations and he had to be prepared for various scenarios.
“Vina’s case was complicated. Unfortunately, one of the teeth had decayed significantly under the old restoration and had to be removed. Since bone grafting was needed to make sure the bone mass did not recede too much during the healing process, this will delay the placement of the new crowns by a few weeks. We will ensure that the bridge sits flush with the gumline and the tooth looks natural,” explains Dr. Mahara.
Vina is thrilled that she made the decision to have the smile makeover done.
“My teeth were discoloured and uneven along the gumline,” she say, “I was never satisfied with my smile – and I admit that I sometimes tried to hide my smile.”
Who is a good candidate for a smile makeover?
“Anyone who is unhappy with their smile,” explains Dr. Mahara, “especially people with several old restorations, discoloured teeth that cannot be corrected through whitening, or with crooked teeth – for people who don’t want to have braces for an extended period of time.”
For those considering a smile makeover, the first step in the process is to book a smile makeover consultation with Dr. Mahara. During this consultation, your unique smile will be considered and treatment options outlined clearly for you.
Read more about Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group’s smile make over process and stay tuned for Part 3 of Vina’s smile makeover, “After the Smile Makeover”.
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