Smile Makeover: Case 1: Blue Springs, MO
“I want my smile back!” That is what Tess told Dr. Turner when she came in for a Cosmetic Consultation. Over the years Tess’s teeth had drifted apart and had become worn down and flat. Her chewing ability was also compromised due to the loss of tooth structure. This resulted in TMJ (Jaw Pain). Tess revealed that the time had come to finally invest in herself and to have the stunning smile that she deserved. Dr. Turner began developing this treatment plan by completing a diagnostic wax-up. Working closely with his dental lab, models of Tess’s existing teeth were transformed into an example of what her new smile could be. This step is an important tool utilized by Dr. Turner to understand the expectations of the cosmetic dental patient. Dr. Turner believes that working closely with his Cosmetic Team, lab, and the patient is vital to a successful Smile Makeover. Full coverage zirconia porcelain crowns were placed on all posterior teeth to open Tess’s bite and restore chewing function. Following this, the upper and lower anterior teeth were restored with “Creative Pearl” cosmetic zirconia crowns. In just a few weeks of treatment, Tess had restored function and a spectacular new smile. She told Dr. Turner that she “loved her new look and that she was amazed at how much confidence she now has!”.