9 STEPS TO COSMETIC EXCELLENCE

At LifeSmiles Dental, our primary concern is that you leave with the smile you envisioned, or even better. To ensure this result, we take you through an extensive 9-step process to make sure you are happy with what your final look will be before we start any work. Even then, nothing is finalized until you are sure you like every aspect of your new look.

HERE IS THE PROCESS WE GO THROUGH:

1COLOR

We choose a color together so you are not concerned about teeth that are too white or not white enough.

2CONSULT

We have you come in for a consultation, during which you tell us what you would like to change, and how you would like your smile to look. Then we determine the current condition of your teeth and tell you what we feel is possible for us to do.

3STENT

If you are still unsure about the look of your new teeth, we can make a plastic stent that goes on top of your existing teeth and is an exact duplicate of the wax-up. This allows you to see how the teeth will look in your mouth.

4MOLD

We make an exact duplicate of your teeth and make the changes we would make to your real teeth, in wax.

5HOME

You can wear this stent at home for a few days to make sure you (and your friends and family) are completely satisfied with the look. All of these steps are done before we touch your teeth.​

6PREP

Once you are completely satisfied with the look of the wax-up, we prepare your teeth and take impressions.

7CHANGES?

If tooth preparation is required we make temporaries based on the corrected tooth alignment and position. Then, you wear these for 1-2 weeks to make sure esthetics, speech and function are appropriate. Changes to the temporaries are made if necessary. And once complete the final result is a duplicate of the temporaries.

8TRIED IN

Veneers or crowns are made and tried in. (You might want to bring a friend or family member to verify that the final result looks good.)

9SMILE

The veneers or crowns are cemented on and you go home with your new smile!

Modern dental methods make it easy to get the smile you have always wanted. Veneers, crowns and bridges provide a natural look, as well as an alternative to dentures. Please contact us to learn more or to request a free consultation in our office. Are you a new patient? Be sure to check out our checklist for choosing a dentist.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

WHAT CAUSES SNORING?


Snoring is caused by the vibration or flapping of the tissues lining the air passages. Anatomy, injury and lifestyle choices such as smoking, drinking alcohol and obesity are all factors that can contribute to snoring.




IS SNORING DANGEROUS?


Snoring can contribute to fatigue and morning tiredness, which can affect alertness and cause us to make mistakes or have an accident. Snoring patients seem to experience an added risk for high blood pressure and stroke. When snoring is accompanied by sleep apnea, additional health risks may occur.




WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA?


Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a medical condition that causes a blockage of the upper airway during sleep. It is usually associated with a reduction in the level of blood oxygen saturation. This change in oxygen is felt to be the cause of tiredness and poor sleep quality.





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