Multi-Disciplinary Smile Makeover Team Approach
Using a Team Approach to Create a Smile Makeover
A Smile Makeover Team Approach is the best solution for any smile makeover that requires skills outside my range of expertise. Sometimes, patients who desire a smile makeover need services that extend beyond cosmetic or restorative dentistry. This means that I may team up with plastic surgeons when facial surgery is needed, oral surgeons when major bone surgery is needed, or periodontists when extensive grafts have to made. Sometimes these folks are part of our team at Alamo Dental Health, sometimes they are in another facility.
The goal of any multi-disciplinary smile makeover team is to give you the advantage of everyone’s expertise so that you, the patient, get the best possible outcome. A beautiful smile isn’t worth much if you don’t have the health to keep smiling!
A Multi-Disciplinary Team of Experts Goes Beyond Jaw Surgeries.
We also build multi-disciplinary teams to address some general health conditions. Did you know that so much of what happens in the mouth affects the whole body. And so much of what happens in the body affects the mouth? It’s true! Because of this, we use a team approach by working with specialized physicians for patients with sleep disorders, hormone imbalances, diabetes, cancer, joint replacement, and eating disorders. Working together with other medical and dental professionals enables us to create a San Antonio team of medical professionals that is committed to one thing – helping our patients get healthy – because that’s the best smile makeover of them all!
When Smiling is a Team Sport: Meet Michael!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, Michael’s pictures are like a graphic novel. A phenomenal local orthodontist started Michael’s smile makeover and asked me to join her multi-disciplinary team to help create Michael’s dream smile. The orthodontist was in charge of putting the teeth in the right place and my job was to create his new teeth. It was awesome to see his smile develop as we went through the steps of whitening, prepping, and crowns. For the final touch, we recruited a gum specialist to our team to help with gum resculpting. As you can see in these pictures, Michael’s new smile looks stunning!