What is Smile Design?

Its the use of models and photos to analyze your bite and teeth to make a beautiful smile that is functional and will last. We are able to design a smile that fits you.

  • First you come in for photos and models
  • then we create the changes digitally and in wax depending on your needs
  • we use the wax models to fabricate your temporaries and communicate with the lab the changes we want to make
  • then we proceed with a try in and final cementation

Here's an example: 

After analyzing this patients bite we noticed alot of wear on his canines. We changed the size and shape of his teeth and did a small amount of equilibration (bite adjustment) to make a healthier bite. Patient did well in temporaries. We were even able to work with the existing implant in the front and match the other teeth to it.

One of the most important aspects of a beautiful smile is making sure it will be durable.  Dr. Esposito will analyze your bite and wear patterns and design a smile that is meant to last.  She works with an Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Accredited lab technician to ensure that not only is your smile beautiful, but also functional.

This is a 14 year old girl with congenially missing laterals.  Since she is not old enough for implants, all porcelain Maryland bridge were made.  She had some bonding done to hide some white spots left from her braces.  She no longer needs to wear her retainers to have front teeth.  This is a great option while she continues to grow.


This patient had old bondings on her front teeth that were in need of repair.  They had been replaced several times over the years and she was ready for a more permanent option.  We placed veneers on her two front teeth.

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People choose esthetic dental procedures/surgery for various reasons—to repair a defect such as a malformed bite or crooked teeth, treat an injury, or just improve their overall appearance.  Whatever the reason, the ultimate goal is to restore a beautiful smile.

For these and many other reasons, esthetic dentistry has become a vital and important part of the dental profession.

Common esthetic dental procedures can be performed to correct misshaped, discolored, chipped or missing teeth. They also can be used to change the overall shape of teeth—from teeth that are too long or short, have gaps, or simply need to be reshaped.

Some of the more common procedures involve:

  • Bonding - A procedure in which tooth-colored material is used to close gaps or change tooth color.
  • Contouring and reshaping - A procedure that straightens crooked, chipped, cracked or overlapping teeth.
  • Veneers - A procedure in which ultra-thin coatings are placed over the front teeth. Veneers can change the color or shape of your teeth. For example, veneers have been used to correct unevenly spaced, crooked, chipped, oddly shaped or discolored teeth.
  • Whitening and bleaching - As the term implies, whitening and bleaching, a rapidly increasing procedure, are used to make teeth whiter.

Which techniques should be used to improve your smile? A dental exam will take many factors into consideration, including your overall oral health.

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