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 Collierville, TN practice, Dr. Van Zyl will educate each patient about the different treatment options available for their unique needs.
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.