Smile Designing

Just like any great artist, Dr. Pankaj Malhotra puts several hours into mastering the design of your smile. He considers every unique feature you have, resulting in an absolutely gorgeous smile!

Your smile helps to define you. If you don’t like it, it can erode your confidence and your relationships with other people, in both your personal and professional life. The good news is that the technology now exists to transform your smile . . . and change your life.

What Can be Fixed?

Aesthetic dentistry has elevated smile design to an art form, correcting many defects in only two to three visits.

  • Crooked, overlapping teeth can appear straight.
  • Chipped, worn down, or even fractured teeth can appear healthy and whole.
  • New replacements can fill the gaps left by missing teeth.
  • Recontouring of gums can change a gummy smile into one showing more teeth and less gums.
  • Stained teeth can be made whiter and brighter.
  • Gaps between teeth can be closed.

The Smile Design Process

Dr. Pankaj will consult with you about your goals and expectations. He will fully examine your teeth and gums and review pictures of smiles with you….

Following features are taken care of when designing smiles:

  • The shape of your face
  • Your skin tone
  • Your eye color and shape
  • Your height
  • Your age
  • Your natural tooth structure

pointing out how yours can be improved and discussing the pros and cons of various techniques. Once you have settled on what kind of smile you want and can achieve, he will take facial measurements and choose a shade of tooth-colored porcelain to make sure your final smile will complement your facial features - your eyes, lips and skin tone.

Depending upon the treatments needed to enhance your smile, the procedure is usually completed in few visits. The result will be a natural and aesthetic smile, taking years off your appearance.

The Process :

Introductory Meeting
Dr. Pankaj will meet you to listen and learn exactly what you want to accomplish aesthetically with your Smile Design. We bring the Lab person into the process early to ensure we’re all working toward the same goal.

Preparation & Planning
Next, we lay the groundwork by taking impressions, creating models and crafting a blueprint for the procedure. Depending on the extent of the work, this prep work might involve using cutting edge cone beam scanning to create a three-dimensional digital image of your facial structure. This technology allows Dr. Pankaj to plan the procedure virtually before setting foot in the operatory to ensure a smooth process. The Smile Design is then presented for your review, and we make necessary adjustments based on your  feedback.

Crown/Veneer Creation
After preparing your teeth, Dr. Pankaj takes impressions that he passes on to the Lab to start making the porcelain crowns or veneers. In the interim, Dr. Pankaj creates and provides you with temporary restorations that give you a chance to see what the final result will look like and to make any changes before Laboratory begins his work.

The Laboratory then uses his artistic talent and keen understanding of light, shadow, form, symmetry and the laws of nature that influence aesthetics to craft beautiful, natural looking porcelain crowns and veneers.

Placement of Restorations
Once you are fully satisfied with the final product in terms of color, shape and overall look and feel, Dr. Pankaj will replace the temporary crowns with your permanent ones.

Our goal throughout this process is to have you be an active part of the design by giving us frequent and honest feedback so that you walk out of our office with a smile on your face that you love.