Smile Makeover Checklist
Analyze your smile in a mirror use this checklist to log your findings:
- Color of your teeth
- Shape of your teeth
- Silhouette of your teeth
- Fillings that are worn, rough, discolored, or missing
- Chipped teeth or restorations
- Cracked teeth or restorations
- Missing teeth
- Black edges of crowns
- Receding gums, exposed root surfaces
- Asymmetrical smile
- Space between teeth
- Crowded teeth
Dr. Collins has been providing state of the art cosmetic dentistry since the beginning of many technologies and methods that we use today. We have completed hundreds of cases, from simple to extreme. One of the more extreme cases was a smile makeover for Inside Edition, who wanted a feature about meth mouth. Inside Edition called the American Dental Association, who referred them to Dr. Collins. We interviewed many candidates,
We have placed crowns without visible metal collars for over 25 years, and have been able to use porcelain veneers without metal to restore teeth.
The Lava™ All-Ceramic System presents an innovative CAD/CAM technology for all-ceramic crowns and bridges on a zirconia base. Zirconia is a high-tech ceramic material that is characterized by its outstanding stability and biocompatibility, as well as strength levels significantly higher than other all-ceramic materials. In addition to strength, Lava all-ceramic system restorations display excellent esthetics and precise fit characteristics.
We have used Lava for hundreds of cases, and have never seen better results. The appearance where the tooth emerges from the gums looks more natural then ever, and we can count on the porcelain to transmit light to the root if the root is exposed by receding gums.