Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way from what it used to be. In the earlier years, porcelain was thick and bulky, often times monochromatic in color, and much tooth structure needed to be removed in order to accommodate minimal thickness requirements. Now, through the use of resins and ceramics, even metal less porcelain, we can achieve the same beautiful results with much thinner materials. This translates into less tooth surface reduction, and since the material is so thin, light naturally flows through the restoration giving it a translucent look that is very natural. Cosmetic dentistry seems to be offered in every dental office you walk into, but that doesn’t necessarily mean all cosmetic dentistry is the same. At the same time, its hard to look at a photographs of before and after cases and assume that the one that caught your eye is the one that will fit your smile. Believe it or not, so many factors tie into teeth shape that have nothing to do with your smile. Your skin tone can affect how bright your teeth appear. Your height and body shape often times determines the teeth size and shape that fits most natural to you. How wide or narrow your lips retract also determines shape and size that would best fit your proportions. Dr. Moon has nearly 2 decades of cosmetic ideas under his experience, and since he does his own implants and bride work that replaces missing teeth, he can incorporate these reconstruction techniques alongside the cosmetic make over techniques in order to give you the best overall picture of what it would take to complete a beautiful and long lasting smile make over. The most important goal from Dr. Moons perspective is to make the smile makeover so natural, that people CANNOT tell that something was done. His favorite comment that he repeatedly hears from his patients is that people come up to them and say, “I don’t know what it is, but you look fantastic!”. They can't place their finger on it, and the confidence that radiates from those wonderful compliments encourages our patients to smile even bigger! And, since there is never a charge for a consultation or second opinion, you really owe it to yourself to make sure you are going into this major transition with all the right information regardless of where you choose to do your makeover.