Cosmetic dentistry and smile design is Dr. Seay’s passion but not for the reasons you might think. We do our fair share of cosmetic dentistry for the sake of cosmetics alone and it is fun to do. However, cases that have the potential to change someone’s self-image and how others view and interact with them are the ones that fuel the fire. That’s smile design at its finest. Changing someone’s life doesn’t feel like work.
This wonderful man came to Dr. Seay with an interest in restoring the smile he once had. For years, uncontrolled gastric reflux took a toll on his teeth. The effects of acid on his teeth were severe. Erosion is a slow process but once the enamel is worn from the teeth, the damage increases exponentially. Dentin, the surface under enamel, is much softer and more porous, resulting in quicker erosion and increasing the rate of decay, sensitivity and staining. Now that his gastric reflux was under control, a restorative plan could be made and a smile design executed! Veneers were placed on both his upper and lower teeth, from premolar to premolar. Not only did they give him the smile he desired, they also replace the lost tooth structure, protecting his teeth and preventing further damage. Now he is smiling big all over town!