The smile makeover photo is in – and Vina’s smile makeover is complete! Vina’s smile make over, by Dr. Mahara at Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group on Vancouver Island, B.C., involved changing the shade and shape of 8 of Vina’s teeth in her smile line. Her four front teeth were previously restorations which were overdue for a change and as a result there was a dark metallic line along the gum-line of Vina’s smile.
Dr. Mahara commented on the final session of the smile makeover: “Vina’s gum had receded from previous long term bridges – this caused some complication in bringing back an appropriate gum-line as the papilla, the gum tissue that fills the space between two teeth, had receded. In response to this, I had to be prep with a deeper margin to give the appearance of the teeth coming out of the gums and mimicking the natural contour of the tooth along the gum-line. In all, I’m very pleased with the results of Vina’s smile makeover. She now has a much fuller smile and her gum-line looks great.”
Vina chose the second whitest shade available and lengthened the front teeth to correspond to the smile line of her lips. She now has a “movie star” smile and she’s proud to show it.
In conclusion, Dr. Mahara reminds Vina of the need to maintain her gum and teeth health with regular dental hygiene visits, every 6 months at a minimum. “People sometimes think that restorations, like crowns or bridges, mean you no longer have to worry about cavities or gum disease. This is not the case, as the tooth surface is exposed along the gum-line and in the gum pockets.”
“In fact,” explains Dr. Mahara, “it’s even more important to maintain your teeth after having restorations and especially a smile makeover. If you develop cavities or gum disease after a smile makeover, it can be disastrous to your new smile if not caught in time.”
Vina’s Testimonial After the Smile Makeover
“I am truly delighted with the smile Dr. Mahara designed for me. Numerous people have complimented me on my teeth, and I now have a lot of confidence in my smile. This smile makeover goes beyond what I expected. I wanted to fix my smile, but Dr. Mahara went far beyond this by designing a smile that suits me perfectly.
Dr. Mahara is very precise and worked hard to get to a perfect result. He is never satisfied with just good results. It was clear from the beginning that Dr. Mahara was interested in designing the perfect smile make over –and he did it. I really appreciated that Dr. Mahara took the time to listen and explain the smile makeover procedures and I always felt very comfortable with the next step.
It’s important in my profession as an esthetician to make clients feel welcome and comfortable and the first thing they see is my smile. In the past I always worried about my smile and tried to hide it, but now I feel great just letting it go. Thank you Dr. Mahara and your wonderful Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group staff!
If you’re thinking about having a smile makeover done, I highly recommend Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group.”
Vina’s Before and After Photos:
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