Meet Joey, great guy suffering with a crooked smile due to worn, cracked and broken teeth. Although a case like this may seem hopeless, Sarasota Dentistry and Dr. Hank Michael have a great system and dental team to complete these cases predictably in a relatively short period of time. It all begins with the diagnostic wax-up. Molds are taken of the teeth and the perfect smile is created using wax. The perfect smile is different for everyone. For instance, Joey stated he did not want a white picket fence, he wanted a natural smile. We did a couple of things to meet his needs such as differing the lengths of his teeth and changing the color of the canine teeth to one shade darker than the rest of his teeth. Once the wax smile was approved, Joey was scheduled for the porcelain crown preparations utilizing oral sedation. The upper was prepared one day and the lowers the day after. We usually finalize one arch at a time but with Joey’s case, we completed both arches in two weeks. After the crowns were installed, the occlusion was adjusted precisely to allow for stable functional occlusion. A night guard was fabricated and the patient was instructed to wear the guard every night. Dr. Hank Michael is a General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentist at Sarasota Dentistry. Please call 941-929-7645 or email to schedule a consultation today!