9 Steps to Cosmetic Excellence

How We Ensure You Will Love the Results of Your Cosmetic Dentistry

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 5-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:

  1. We have you come in for a free 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.
  2. We make an exact duplicate of your teeth and make the changes we would make to your real teeth in wax.
  3. We choose a color together so you are not concerned about teeth that are too white or not white enough.
  4. 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.
  5. You can wear this stent home for a few days to make sure you (and your friends and family) are completely satisfied with the look.

(All this is done before we touch your teeth.)

  1. Once you are completely satisfied with the look of the wax-up, we prepare your teeth and take impressions. (For no-prep veneers, no tooth preparation is needed)
  2. If tooth preparation is required:
    1. We make temporaries* based on the corrected tooth alignment and position. (*temporaries are required with no-prep veneers)
    2. You wear these for 1-2 weeks to make sure esthetics, speech and function are appropriate.
    3. Changes to the temporaries are made if necessary.
    4. Once complete the final result is a duplicate of the temporaries.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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

Q. What are some of the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

A.A beautiful smile is a wonderful asset. It’s hard to feel confident when your smile is unattractive. Cosmetic dentistry can give you a smile that not only looks great but is healthy and functions better. Change your smile and change your life.


Q. What are some examples of cosmetic dental procedures?

A.Cosmetic dentistry describes a variety of dental procedures, including teeth whitening and straightening, teeth replacement, veneers and laminates.


Q. Is cosmetic dentistry expensive?

A.Like everything else, the cost of cosmetic dentistry depends on the products and services you want or need. Some insurance offer coverage, as well. Talk to your dentist to decide on treatments and payment options that are right for you.

See our FAQ page for more information.

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