Establishing realistic expectations in cosmetic dentistry

Smile Design - Dr. Rabanus meeting with his patients

Cosmetic dentist Dr. Rabanus talks about meeting with his patients and how he establishes realistic expectations and common goals through communication.

Special attention is given to unique functional considerations that have to be addressed prior to placing porcelain veneers. In many cases, a smile design cannot be realized without a meticulous analysis of the functional patterns that have caused the deterioration of a dental condition. An exact sequence of trial designs has to be tested through temporary veneers, that incorporate all the functional and aesthetic elements necessary to attain the best possible smile for a particular patient.