What Does a Smile Design Do? By Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky on January 20, 2023

Close-up image of a smileFew people have a smile free of cosmetic imperfections or dental flaws. More often than not, people have multiple dental issues or aesthetic blemishes that prevent them from enjoying their ideal smile. Getting the healthy, beautiful smile you desire may seem impossible when so many problems are present, but a smile design helps patients achieve their oral health and aesthetic goals.

A smile design is a customizable dental treatment that combines dental procedures to treat dental problems and address cosmetic flaws. Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky of DentaCare Group helps his Edmonton, AB, patients understand what a smile design does and how it can provide them with their best smile.

Issues That Can Be Corrected with a Smile Design

A smile design is a comprehensive dental treatment that enhances the health, function, and beauty of the smile. Treatment is personalized to each of our Edmonton patient’s unique needs. Because a smile design is customizable, it can address a wide range of dental issues. Some of the dental problems most commonly corrected by smile design treatment include:

  • Dental stains
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Excessive gum tissue or a gummy smile
  • Uneven gum line
  • Chips, cracks, or fractures
  • Tooth decay or erosion
  • Gum disease or gum recession
  • Misalignment
  • Worn or damaged dental restorations
  • Tooth loss

Treatments That May Be Included in a Smile Design

A smile design combines multiple dental procedures to give patients the services they need to achieve their ideal smile. Typically, a smile design includes a combination of restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments. Depending on what issues are being corrected, a smile design may include any combination of the following dental treatments:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental bonding
  • Dental contouring
  • Dental fillings
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Dentures
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Laser gum contouring
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Orthodontic treatment

Benefits of a Smile Design

A smile design benefits our Edmonton patients because it is the most effective and efficient way to treat a smile that is impacted by multiple dental issues. The treatment combines numerous procedures in one session, allowing patients to save the time and money that would be required if each dental procedure were performed separately. Additionally, smile design treatment benefits patients by enhancing the strength, function, and appearance of their smile, so they feel more confident about the way their smile looks and feels.

How Long Does a Smile Design Last?

The length of smile design results varies based on which procedures are included in the treatment. Many dental procedures, including dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and laser gum contouring provide long-lasting results. Patients can generally expect these treatments to last 10 years or more, provided they practice good oral hygiene habits. Teeth whitening and dental bonding do not last as long, but treatment results can easily be enhanced with a touch-up procedure.

Contact Us

If your smile has been compromised by cosmetic imperfections and dental flaws, you may be an ideal candidate for a smile design. To get a personalized smile design treatment plan from Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky, contact our dental practice online or call (780) 428-6846 and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.

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Dr. Podilsky is qualified to care for your smile:

  • Over 40 years of experience
  • Membership with the Canadian Dental Association
  • Dedicated to ongoing training 
  • Membership with the College of Dental Surgeons of Alberta

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us today at (780) 428-6846.

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