2455 Bell Road
In planning the design of your ideal smile, Dr. Strickland looks at many factors other than just your teeth. For example, the shape of the mouth, face, and lip-and gumline must be carefully considered. You already know that the color of your teeth is important.
Dark, stained teeth are extremely unattractive and can make you look older. But color isn't the only factor that makes you appear less youthful. As we age, our teeth wear down and actually become "shorter," thereby adding years to your face. That is why Dr. Strickland carefully studies the shape of your natural teeth in his designing. Based upon your needs, he may add length and width to each tooth so that you have a younger-looking, more appealing smile.
Before any work is performed, Dr. Strickland spends a great deal of time simply talking with you about your smile. What would you like to change about it? What are your reasons for changing your smile? These are just some of the issues he wants to address with you from the beginning. When he feels confident that he understands your wishes, he will conduct a thorough exam and take appropriate measurements.
A member of our Smile Team will then take digital x-rays of your mouth. Once all necessary information is gathered, Dr. Strickland will then develop your treatment plan, a series of step-by-step procedures that he feels need to be performed to create your ideal smile. Based on Dr. Strickland's recommendations, we will use computerized imaging to show you what your new smile will look like.
Along with imaging, we take impressions of your current smile and then have an ideal wax-up model created for your approval. Together with the imaging and wax-ups, you can feel confident about the work to be done.