AFTER YEARS OF HIDING HER SMILE, AMY HAS CHOSEN TO TRANSFORM HER DENTAL HEALTH AND APPEARANCE.
For years, Amy has felt that her smile does not represent her friendly and vivacious personality.
“It’s just always been such an embarrassing kind of part of my daily life … I’ve just never felt good about my teeth. I’ve always tried to hide my smile,” explains Amy.
Many photographs of Amy at social occasions show her with a tight-lipped smile that hides her teeth. She felt that it was a problem without a solution.
“I’ve had a lot of dental work over my lifetime, but nobody’s ever really come to me about, you know, improving my smile and … the overall look and feel and health of my teeth.”
Dr Nicholas Wood, an Adelaide dentist, describes the causes and impact of dental issues:
“I’ll have patients presented to the clinic, not necessarily always with pain or infections, but there may be cosmetic issues to do with tooth wear or fractured teeth or potentially old fillings and old veneer or implant work, and the years have not been favourable to not only its health but also its cosmetic appearance.”
He goes on to explain, “… for a lot of people that starts to decrease their confidence in their daily lives. And that can take a real toll on their general wellbeing and happiness.”
Amy decided to make a change and researched her options. She discovered Digital Smile Designs.
Fellow Adelaide dentist, Dr Evan Jones, says that Digital Smile Designs is the most advanced solution for patients to get optimal results that improve both function and the appearance of teeth.
Dr Jones explains, “What (this treatment) takes into account, as opposed to traditional dentistry, is the patient’s face, age and other factors to be able to give them their most desired aesthetic outcome.”
Before treatment has even begun, Digital Smile Design allows patients to see what their final outcome will be, thanks to cutting-edge technology.
Amy is happy to commence her treatment, “When I first heard about Digital Smile Design, I was really excited about the fact that I could get, you know, a look at how my teeth were going to look afterwards. It wasn’t going to be as invasive as I imagined it was going to be. And, you know, before investing the time and the money into getting my teeth … I could really see the final outcome.”
Dr Jones explains that the process is simple. Images and scans are taken of the teeth, with no need to use impressions. From there, the dentist will overlay the photos and scans to “design a smile and a new set of teeth over what is existing that allows the patient to then really see what the ideal outcome for them will be.”
For Amy, the future looks bright, “When I think about having a smile that I’m proud to show, it makes me feel a little bit emotional actually, because I’ve just always been so self-conscious of my smile. So imagining a life with like a really confident smile, I just, I can’t even imagine it I’m so, so excited.”
We will be following Amy’s story throughout her treatment; be sure to keep an eye out for the next instalment.
This video is not intended to treat or diagnose. The information provided by Dr Nicholas Wood and Dr Evan Jones of Kensington Dental Care is general in nature and does not constitute professional advice. Please consult your healthcare provider before implementing anything you may have learned. Full consult and diagnosis not shown for patient confidentiality.