What is a Trial Smile?
For many people, a new smile may include more than just changing the color and shape of their teeth, it may also include changing the position and length. This new position and length may require some getting used to and possibly some adjustments. For these reasons the doctors at New Smiles developed a procedure they termed the “trial smile”. For example, if your teeth have been worn or broken down to the point where your bite has been altered, a trial smile is a great way to transition back to a more youthful smile and ideal bite before any permanent changes are made.
Trial Smile Procedure
The trial smile procedure begins with a consultation with one of the doctors at New Smiles. Impressions of your teeth are then taken and the proposed improvements are designed and then copied to your mouth using composite resin, gently bonded to your current teeth. You then take your new smile on a trial run. You can talk with it, eat with it, and show your friends and family what your new smile will look like! When we know that everything looks and functions perfectly, your new smile is then completed permanently.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for a Trial Smile?
If you are unhappy with or self-conscious about the appearance of your smile, you may be a great candidate for our Trial Smile treatment process! This approach to a more comprehensive smile makeover allows you to ease into the sensations and function of newly-sized or positioned teeth. You may love what a Trial Smile can do for teeth that are worn down, broken, or poorly positioned!
How Long Will the Trial Smile Procedure Take?
Your treatment process is tailored to your needs, and we don't complete it until we've got it just right. This is the ultimate benefit of the Trial Smile process, that you get to wear your proposed changes for a time to see how you like them. If you aren't fully satisfied, modifications are made and you may choose to wear the temporary restorations again for another few days. During your treatment process, expect clear, consistent communication with our team. We'll ask this of you, as well. Your detailed input helps us achieve the very best results.
How Long Can I Try Out My Trial Smile?
You can talk with your dentist about the timing of your Trial Smile during your consultation. The bonding process for the temporary materials is not quite as strong as what we do for your final restorations. However, it is strong enough for you to eat and speak and smile and brush and floss! You might expect to be in your temporary smile for a week or so before you return to discuss how the modifications feel and function.
What if I am Unhappy with My Trial Smile?
If you are not happy with your Trial Smile, we go back to the drawing board! Generally, minor changes in the shape, size, or positioning of the restorations are all it takes to dramatically improve concerns that are brought to us after a short time of wear.
How Long Will it Take to Get My Permanent New Smile?
Once you've approved your proposed modifications based on the experience you've had wearing your temporary restorations, it may take about two weeks for your final restorations to be ready for placement. The specifications for your restorations are sent to the lab right away. There, it can take several days for the lab technician to complete the requested fabrication and return your restorations to the office. We'll schedule your visit ahead of time for the anticipated arrival of your new smile!