Smile Design

Smile Design is truly a work of art. The term Smile Design applies to the enhancement of a smile using a combination of methods, and a collaboration of the dentist, patient, and lab to create your desired look. A patient’s eye, lip line, coloring, gum tissue contouring and face are all considered when when a new smile is designed for you.

Dr. Kelly offers free consultations to discuss your smile design, and steps to get the look you’ve dreamed of. You are welcome to bring photos and other examples of smiles you desire, or peruse our smile gallery for additional ideas and options.

After the initial design process, a wax model is created, which allows you and the doctor to see what your teeth would look like, before making any alterations to your actual teeth. Once the wax model style is approved, Dr. Thomas preps the teeth and you will be in a temporary smile trial for three-weeks. When both you and Dr. Thomas are happy with the shape, length, and look of your temporaries, Dr. Thomas will seat your porcelain veneers and/or crowns, and your smile design will be complete!