Cosmetic specialist Dr. Ettienne Van Zyl can give patients a full smile makeover through a combination of dental treatments. Popular smile makeover procedures include porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and dental implants. At his Rogers, AR, practice, Dr. Van Zyl will educate each patient about the different treatment options available for their unique needs.View transcript
Smile makeovers can involve many different modalities to achieve the goal, the ultimate goal, and that's to have a pretty smile. It could involve many of the procedures that I perform in office myself, here. It could involve placing an implant. It can involve braces. It can involve veneers or porcelain crowns. Or a combination of all of the above, depending on what the patient presents with, and what their final goal is. It's a fairly involved process, because when patients want to have a smile makeover they're very particular in what they want to achieve or what they want to achieve in the process. Basically the same principle occurs for, in the process of doing a smile makeover, as we do for porcelain veneers, where the patient comes in. We have a discussion to see what exactly it is that they're after. Whether their goal is actually achievable. And we try to develop a rapport with the patient, so we can educate the patient. Because that's what I like to do in my practice; I like to educate the patient, give them all the options available, and then allow them to choose what they want to do. Ultimately, it's their mouth. It's their choice, what they want to have done. And if I inform them, they can make the best decision possible.