In today’s world, our confidence and self-perception is greatly influenced by our personal achievements, physique and most importantly our smile. Achieving optimized overall health and mental well-being is now considered the missing link to happiness and longevity. Our process in taking you through this life changing journey is not only to look great but to truly feel healthier in all aspects of wellness.

Embracing Nature within your New Smile.

Embarking on your smile makeover journey begins with a meticulous assessment of your current dental state. We collect all the data necessary, from photographs and videos to digital scans of your teeth and bite. It may seem unnecessary to the rushed and undertrained personnel but in reality, if you are looking for perfection, time and attention to detail should never be compromised.

Using Digital smile design software allows us to simulate various treatment options, giving you a preview of your potential smile transformation before any procedures begin. Additionally, 3D imaging enables us to visualize your skeletal make up in detail, facilitating optimal treatment planning and execution with a focus on biological harmony. The importance of this primary step is to create a blueprint that is predictable and uses facially driven esthetic principles, making your treatment plan extremely personalized and natural.

There are several factors that are commonly missed when recreating someone’s facial harmony and smile.

The “corridors” of a smile refers to the width of the smile in relation to the cheeks. Many times the teeth themselves may look nice but when smiling, the smile does not fit the face and there is too much space between the cheeks and the back teeth giving the effect of a small narrow smile. Furthermore, the tooth shape and size are a critical component of being able to achieve the ideal architecture of the vibrant wider smile that fills the face.

Gingival zeniths are the a small detail that make a big difference when someone shows a little extra gums in their smile. Many times making the teeth look symmetric or more proportionate to the overall size of the smile, minor gum enhancements like a gum lift or crown lengthening procedure may be necessary to achieve the perfect tooth and gum harmony that flow with the lips.

Lip support and positioning is what is often perceived as “Fullness”. Believe it or not this is naturally dictated by the angulation and positioning of the front teeth. If lip fullness is something you wish to enhance without having to inject filler, this is something that needs to be addressed so it can be planned into your new smile to keep it as natural as possible.

Speech is also affected by tooth position, thickness and how the top and bottom teeth relate to each other and the tongue. When in the provisional phase of any treatment. We will always test your phonetics to ensure proper speech and function.

Function is the most important component of any work we do here at SohoSmile. We can make teeth look pretty but the key it to make them last. Jaw function is dictated by your TMJ (temporomandibular Joint), muscles of mastication and teeth. By spending the time to understand biomechanics of your jaw, we then will be able to dictate what kind of restorations and/or size and positioning of teeth are required to achieve your ideal smile.

Treatment Options:
Our array of treatment options caters to diverse needs and timelines. For clients with time constraints or urgent smile enhancements, porcelain veneers offer a rapid yet transformative solution. We employ a conservative approach, preserving enamel while achieving stunning results, all while considering the biological impact of each procedure.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that are custom-made to fit over the front surface of your teeth. They can effectively correct various cosmetic imperfections, including stains, chips, gaps, and misalignments, to create a flawless, natural-looking smile. With proper care, porcelain veneers can provide long-lasting results and a radiant smile that you’ll love to show off.

For those seeking small immediate results, enhancements using composite bonding is always an option. Composite bonding is a versatile technique that allows us to address various cosmetic concerns, such as chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth, in a single appointment. By applying a tooth-colored BPA free resin to the affected teeth and sculpting it to perfection, we can achieve seamless results that enhance both the aesthetics and functionality of your smile while prioritizing biologic compatibility.

Customized Smile Designs:
Your Smile Design isn’t just a cookie-cutter plan; it’s a bespoke journey tailored to your unique needs. We craft individualized treatment plans based on factors like function, budget, personal goals and overall health. Whether you seek cosmetic enhancements or comprehensive reconstructions, our dedicated team is here to help you achieve the function and esthetics with metal free options that help you achieve the most optimal health outcome.

References:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. “Smile Makeover: Restore Your Smile.” Accessed via https://www.aacd.com/patients
  • Patel, R. J. et al. (2020). “Advances in Smile Design: A Comprehensive Review.” Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, 32(5), 442-455.
  • American Dental Association. “Porcelain Veneers: How Long Do They Last?” Accessed via https://www.ada.org/en/ask-ada/dental-veneers-lifespan
  • Misch, C. E. (2015). “Contemporary Implant Dentistry.” St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
Dr. Ari Koutsoubis

Dr. Ari Koutsoubis

Ari Koutsoubis DMD, a restorative and cosmetic dentist, blends artistry with a biologic philosophy, prioritizing patient well-being. With a background in dental hygiene and a degree in Bioscience, he pursued his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Tufts University, earning recognition for excellence. Driven by a passion for holistic health, he advocates for metal-free dentistry and continually advances his expertise in laser dentistry, digital smile design, and biologic dentistry. Beyond his practice, Dr. Ari remains deeply involved in his community, volunteering with the Greek Orthodox Church. Trusted for his patient-centric approach and transformative results, he stands as a beacon of excellence in modern dentistry. more