Smile Design

Dental imperfections can make your smile look unhealthy, impact your self-confidence, and detract from your overall quality of life

Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky can help you plan a personalized smile desigm to address flaws and create an unforgettable smile.

What are the benefits of a smile design?

Realize Your Goals, Feel Great about Yourself

Customized Treatment

Together, you and the doctor will plan your treatment to achieve the most flattering results.

Long-Lasting Results

Use modern dental materials, many treatments typically included in smile design can last a decade or longer with proper care

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Boosted Self-Esteem

Overcoming insecurities can allow you to experience an exciting new level of self-confidence.

Your Smile  Is a Powerful Asset

99.7% of people say a smile is a social asset.

74% of people believe a bad smile hurts careers.  

*According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

  • Excessively worn teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • "Gummy smile"
  • Gum recession
  • Old restorations like fillings and crowns

Cover Multiple Issues at Once

A customized smile design at our practice is the most effective and efficient way to conceal multiple cosmetic imperfections at once. Consequently, it is a great option for patients who have a multitude of cosmetic concerns that they hope to correct in a short amount of time.

Your treatment plan is also completely customizable to your budget, timeline, and dental needs. If you need your dental work completed before an upcoming event such as a wedding or engagement photos, Dr. Podilsky can work with you to choose procedures that address your issues in a matter of weeks.

But Here's Why You Should Choose Dr. Podilsky

Dental care is a big investment of your time, money, and energy. By choosing Dr. Podilsky as your dentist, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that you are in the best hands

In addition to nearly 40 years of experience as a dentist, Dr. Podilsky possesses extensive technical and artistic training to create beautiful, natural-looking, fully customized results for every patient. He also uses the latest materials to make your results last as long as possible.

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Technology Available at Our Edmonton Office

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We use techniques to plan your smile design and deliver the most natural-looking, durable results. Our in-office tools include:

  • Soft tissue laser: Dr. Podilsky uses a dental laser rather than a scalpel for gum reshaping so that your recovery is more comfortable and efficient.
  • Computer and imaging software: With this system, we can create a preview of your final results.
  • CEREC®: If you need crowns, we can use our on-site milling machine to create lifelike restorations in a single office visit

Designing Your New Smile

It begins with a conversation with Dr. Podilsky. It ends with an incredible new smile.

The Smile Design Process

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During your consultation, the doctor will conduct a thorough examination to determine your needs. You will also explain your goals.
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Dr. Podilsky will recommend the combination of procedures he believes will best meet your needs and goals. Together, you will decide exactly what your design will involve.
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Depending on the procedures required, Dr. Podilsky can stage your treatments in the most efficient manner possible.
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Final Touches

Once all your treatments are completed, Dr. Podilsky will make any final adjustments and ensure you are satisfied with your smile.

Each Treatment Offers Its Own Advantages

Life  with a Beautiful New Smile

Your new smile may require a short adjustment period, depending on the types of treatments you receive. Chewing and speaking may feel different, and your appearance will have changed. Dr. Podilsky is focused on helping patients experience maximum satisfaction following smile designs, and he is available to help make your transition into this exhilarating new chapter of your life as simple and enjoyable as possible. By continuing to visit Dr. Podilsky's practice for all your dentistry needs, he and his team can help you maintain your stunning new smile for life.

A 5-Star Review from a Satisfied Patient

"Dr. Podilsky is very skilled dentist. He took the time to understand what I wanted with my smile and delivered. Very satisfied." Yun S.

How Much Does a Smile Design Cost?

The cost of a smile design can vary significantly, sometimes ranging from $10,000 to $30,000, depending on the procedures involved. Extensive restorative procedures such as dental implants and full mouth reconstruction, as well as their preparatory surgeries, can also increase your final cost. To make the smile of your dreams affordable, we offer financing options that can break the total cost of treatment into easy monthly payments.

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Smile Design Result Edmonton, Alberta

Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky has helped numerous patients achieve a bright, white smile through the use of cosmetic dentistry. Here, a happy patient discusses how receiving a smile design improved her life. Contact Dr. Podilsky's Edmonton, Alberta practice to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer.

Customizing a Smile Design Plan

Patients are encouraged to bring with them photos of when they were younger or photos of their favorite smile from actors and actresses. The LVI smile catalogue is used to discuss with the patient the arrangement of teeth, their choices in tooth position and what effect this has on their overall appearance. The arrangement of teeth is very important in determining the age of the smile (young versus old) or the sex of the smile (female versus male). A plan is in place before any teeth are prepared.

No two cases are alike. Dr. Podilsky creates a customized smile design especially for you at his Edmonton, Alberta practice.

Smile transformations can take anywhere from three weeks to several months depending on each individual situations. If the teeth, gums are healthy with a good bite then the time is about three to four weeks depending on your schedule, the lab’s schedule and Dr. Podilsky’s schedule.

Smile Design Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take?

Smile transformations can take anywhere from three weeks to several months depending on each individual situations. If the teeth, gums are healthy with a good bite then the time is about three to four weeks depending on your schedule, the lab’s schedule and Dr. Podilsky’s schedule.

If a gum lift is required then one should wait until the gums are healthy and healed. This could take about eight to ten weeks before the smile designs is even started.

If implants are involved then the time line can be increased to six months to a year. This is to allow the implants to get integrated in the bone and to allow for maximum healing of the gums.

Can smokers undergo a Smile Design?

This is not an issue in general but does depend on the type of Cosmetic procedure planned. Smokers do have an increase in periodontal disease or gum disease.

Smoking can also limit teeth from becoming whitened. There is an increase failure rate of implants since it increases the risk of osseointegration to be successful.

How old does a person need to be before they can have a Smile Design?

As a general rule a person should be over the age of 20 years. Age is also dependent on what type of procedure is required. Whitening can be done on older teens. Porcelain veneers are usually not done until after the age of 20 because they are irreversible. If Orthodontics is involved the individuals should start in their early teens (10 to 12 years of age) to take advantage of their growth spurts.

What is the procedure?

The Procedure is similar to the procedure mentioned previously when we discussed the procedure for porcelain veneers. The exception here is that a smile design involves an entire smile transformation and therefore requires more planning and consultation with the patient.

To learn more about how you can benefit from a smile design, contact our Edmonton, Alberta practice today.

New Smile Questionnaire

Use this questionnaire to help determine your feelings about your smile.

1. What bothers you the most about your smile? _______________________________________________________________

2. Are there any spaces that you do not like? Yes/No Is there a need for more space? Yes/No Is crowding a problem? Yes/No Explain: _______________________________________________________________

3. (Look for esthetic problems) Ask yourself: “Does that (chip, stain, etc.) bother me?" Yes/No Explain: _______________________________________________________________

4. Do you like the shape of your teeth? Yes/No Explain: _______________________________________________________________

5. Do you like the way your bottom teeth and top teeth fit together? Yes/No Explain: _______________________________________________________________

6. Do you have any discolored or old fillings that bother you or that you don’t like seeing when you smile? Yes/No

7. Are your teeth as bright as you would like? Yes/No Explain: _______________________________________________________________

8. How would you like your smile to look? _______________________________________________________________

9. Has anyone ever shown you what you’d look like if you changed your smile? Yes/No 

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Dr. Podilsky Is Dedicated to Personalized Care

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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