Simply Crown and Bridge
198 Cambridge Road
Kingston Upon Thames
KT1 3LF

Tel: 0208 5494836

Smile Makeovers

The first thing you should understand about your smile makeover is that there are very few shortcuts. A beautiful smile makeover is the result of art and precision, combined in a package of good communication between patient, surgery and laboratory.

At Simply Crown and Bridge, we believe in the patient’s right to be involved in the decisions made for their future appearance. Every effort is made to maximise your input into the finished design. We have the ability and experience to turn your vision for your smile, into reality.

When you read the guide below you will note that we like to see patients at our Laboratory. This is always ideal. However if that is not possible we can communicate through a variety of media; email, skype, telephone and photographs. All help us to achieve the same outstanding results.

Surgery Visit 1. Impressions for study models:

The first step to a beautiful new smile is to see your dentist and have some impressions taken. (Please note, if you don’t have a dentist to carry out your smile makeover, we can arrange an appointment for you with a top Cosmetic dentist from our extensive client list).
Your own dentist, however has all the necessary qualifications and skills to carry out a cosmetic smile makeover. They will however need a laboratory experienced in the concepts of smile design. At Simply Crown and bridge we use strict and established protocols to ensure a perfect smile is the end result. We are happy to discuss your case should your dentist wish to talk to us.

Laboratory visit 1. To view the Diagnostic Waxup:

Photographs are printed while you wait and are a great help when discussing your requirements.

You will be asked to contact us to make an appointment. Generally this can be made 4 days after having your impressions taken. At this appointment we will take preliminary photographs, which are printed immediately and used to help you discuss you requirements.

This patient required eight upper e.max veneers to replace some old discoloured work.
Good study models showing your mouth before any work is done help when viewing the new design.
We will show you models of your mouth before any proposed work
You can view your new smile design wax up side by side with your current situation.

and then for direct comparison show the proposed new Smile design in the form of waxed teeth on a new model'

You will also be able to view and discuss our many successful cases. These often help when trying to make decisions regarding your final smile design. Generally, after this process, we often find some alteration to the Wax Up is required. Changes to the Wax Up are made with you present and considered completed only when both you and we are satisfied.

Surgery Visit 2. Case acceptance:

By this stage you will know that you are in professional hands. Having viewed your new smile and chatted to us you will have a good idea of whether the proposed treatment is right for you or not. At this appointment the dentist will need a firm commitment from you that you wish to proceed. As professionals, dentists will not wish to go ahead unless you are completely happy. You will have seen that the Surgery and Laboratory work as a team, with a clear plan to produce the smile you have always wanted. You will have seen the proposed smile design, many photographs of our previous work and had plenty of opportunity to make clear your individual requirements. We hope that this process will make your final decision an easy one. Once accepted, an appointment will be made for surgery visit 3. Any bleaching to be done will need to be started now. Good bleaching before impressions can help the base colour of your teeth and therefore the final colour of the restoration, particularly when thin Veneers are involved.

Surgery Visit 3. Preparation, impressions and temporaries:

We will have provided a guide for your dentist that advises them how much, if any, tooth needs to be removed to achieve the final result. Most smile designs will require the removal of some tooth material. ‘Ultrathin e.max Veneers’ less than 0.3 mm thick, ensure that only minimal tooth material is removed. However, if your teeth are heavily discoloured, or very misaligned, more tooth must be removed to mask these defects. Sometimes when patient’s teeth are very small and recessed no tooth reduction is required.

New impressions are taken and sent to the Laboratory.

Your dentist will now construct your temporary Veneers. These are made very accurately from the Wax Up model that you have already viewed. You will now have a very good idea of how the final Veneers will look, and should visit the lab to have them assessed.

Laboratory Visit 2: Assessing the temporaries and colour matching:

This patients temporaries were assessed and no changes were required.

At this appointment it is important for us to view the temporaries ’in situ’ Do you like the new look? If it still does not look perfect, we will adjust the design and apply these changes before making the final Veneers.

At this stage any bleaching should be finished and we can select the final colour of the Veneers. We have an extensive range of tooth colours to choose from, both natural and bleached. We also have a lot of experience with colour selection to help you make the right choice.

Surgery Visit 4. The Fit:

Final smile the result of good planning and team work.

This is where all the careful planning pays off. There are no doubts that your smile will look great, it is only a question of how good it will look. All the major decisions have been made and checked. The care and precision taken by us in the final construction of the e.max Veneers and Crowns will ensure a superb fit, beautiful shaping to the gum, smooth cleansable areas between teeth and a smooth tooth like feeling for your tongue.  After a short appointment to cement the Veneers you can sit back and admire your new smile