Glen Ellyn, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/28/2015 -- Many cosmetic dentistry patients grapple with the anxiety of not knowing the exact outcome of their procedures until they are completed. The ultimate goal may be an improved smile but, like they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What if patients do not like the "improved" smile that their dentists have designed?
At Workman Dental Artistry, patients interested in cosmetic procedures are offered a cosmetic preview, also called a "trial smile", at their first appointment. Dr. John Workman understands how helpful it is for them to know how their new smile will look and feel. The "trial smile" involves temporary veneers or crowns made of composite plastic. These help to eliminate guesswork and enhance patient satisfaction.
Before preparing the temporary restorations, Dr. Workman evaluates his patients' teeth, gums, lips, and face, and listens carefully to their likes and dislikes. "I want to make sure they get what they are seeking," he explains, "So I try not to assume that I know what they want. What if they don't like the porcelain veneers or crowns that I design? Wouldn't it be better to find out their preferences and make appropriate adjustments before the final porcelain veneers or crowns are made by the lab?"
The main advantage of having a "trial smile" is that patients get to evaluate how their new teeth look, feel, and function—and make adjustments if necessary, so that their permanent restorations turn out exactly the way they want.
"In our experience, changes made by the patient involve the color or shade of the teeth more than half the time. They tend to choose a color, wear it in the "trial smile", and then decide on something one or two shades whiter for their final color," remarks Dr. Workman.
About Dr. Workman
Dr. Workman maintains a private practice in Glen Ellyn, IL, where he specializes in dental implants, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. His patients come from all over the Chicago metropolitan area and throughout the United States.
To make an appointment with Dr. Workman, call 630-469-3558.