Smile Make Over on Channel 5 TV program Cosmetic Surgery Live

Dr. Anthony Zybutz BDS was chosen by the production company Endemol to feature on their Channel 5 program, Cosmetic Surgery LIVE performing a smile make-over for Jodie Marsh. Jodie requested a smile-make over as she was not totally satisfied with her appearance. Now looking at Jodie’s teeth and smile the immediate reaction was that she did have a nice smile but let’s be honest, there was nothing WOW! about it. Her teeth appeared uneven and bunched up together. The ‘eye teeth’ or canines were too large and dominant giving a somewhat ‘Dracula ‘appearance.

In order to plan Jodie’s new WOW! Smile it was essential to have the planning stages completed to perfection. This can be likened to an architect’s drawing which is then followed by the builder.

I fabricated a set of models of Jodie’s teeth and together with photographs both my technician (Master Ceramist Marcel Roetjens of Ceramiart) and I completed a smile analysis. This showed us what was wrong with Jodie's’s teeth and then we knew what to correct.

The new shapes and positions of her future teeth are created in a tooth coloured wax so that I can envision the final outcome before we even start. I always have the final picture of my patients' new smile in mind and then this is transferred to the study models. In other words I know where I am going before we even start.

In Jodie's’s case I wanted more dominance of her two front central teeth and less focus on her ‘eye teeth’. Teeth must appear in a symmetrical arch i.e. not appear too bunched up and crowded together. The lips really are the frame for one’s smile and by placing veneers on Jodie’s back teeth her smile was further enhanced to balance with her luscious lips. Jodie’s teeth needed to be a number of shades whiter and brighter and Jodie chose the whitest shade available. The shade is NW0 which was originally fabricated by the famous Japanese Ceramic House of Noritake so that dentists could match caps to bleached teeth.

A mock up of the new veneers is created in the dental laboratory in a tooth coloured material which is then provisionally transferred to Jodie’s mouth during an assessment appointment. At this stage, BEFORE treatment has even started, you, the patient, have an opportunity to assess the ‘final’ result. It is the perfect opportunity for you to then confirm that you are satisfied with my vision of your future smile. Any changes or enhancements can be made at this stage and we will not commence with treatment until you are 100% satisfied with the mock ups.

Once the mock ups have been approved this design is then transferred by means of an index to the mouth and the dental surgeon has an exact blueprint to follow thus ensuring that you are thrilled with the predictable result. A set of provisional veneers are fabricated from the wax up which you wear for a couple of weeks while the ceramic veneers are being fabricated. If you are unsure about the appearance of the provisional veneers these can be altered to your satisfaction before the final ceramic veneers are fabricated.

The final veneers are then bonded to your teeth using the latest materials and most sophisticated technology thus creating a new, stunning, natural looking and long lasting smile.

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