Smile Design



Smiling is one of the most powerful non-verbal communication tools we have. It transcends language and projects positive emotions and influence. Despite the well-established power of a smile, many people are unhappy with their own. If you look in the mirror and don’t like the smile you see, cosmetic dentistry can help. There are a variety of treatments and procedures designed to correct the elements that bother you, and restore beauty to your most influential expression. Finding a talented cosmetic dentist is essential to successfully making over your smile. Dr. Mark Galli is the cosmetic dentist Encinitas has trusted for over 20 years for personalized care and superior results. Dr. Galli will work with you to understand what you dislike about your smile and explain what can be done. He will use advanced technology and techniques to make treatment faster, safer and more precise. The result is a luminous smile ready to share with the world.
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Whether cosmetic dentistry patients have a simple goal like whiter teeth, or their needs are broader and more complex in nature, those individuals are great candidates for a digital smile design. Encinitas cosmetic dentist Mark Galli offers numerous treatments to create stunning smiles that reflect the unique beauty of his patients, and digital smile design allows a patient to see what an enhanced smile can look like.

What Smile Design Can Address

The smile design process involves the patient identifying what they would consider changing about their smile, and then improving those elements on a digital photograph of their smile. Smile design can address a number of cosmetic concerns, including the following:

  • Irregular tooth shape
  • Abnormal tooth size
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Alignment and spacing problems (e.g., gaps, crowding, overbite, underbite, crossbite)
  • Missing teeth
  • Decayed or broken teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Old, unattractive metal restorations

Treatment Details

Your smile design journey will begin with a consultation with Dr. Galli. The goal of this discussion is to establish an understanding of your specific concerns and options for treatment. Dr. Galli may ask you questions about what you like and dislike about your teeth, what you want to change and how you feel about your smile in general.

Dr. Galli may also inquire about your oral health and even your general health. He will perform a visual examination of your teeth and mouth to get a baseline of your oral health status. Photographs, X-rays or other images may be taken, as well. If Dr. Galli finds any areas of decay or disease, those problems may be addressed before proceeding with cosmetic treatment.

It’s also helpful at this stage for Dr. Galli to examine your facial characteristics. Your face shape, facial features, skin color, hair color, complexion and lip form are important and will influence the eventual appearance of your smile.

Once Dr. Galli has a complete understanding of your concerns and desired visual outcomes, he can start to map out strategies to meet your smile design goals. He will explain the available treatment procedures and tooth restorations that can be used. Together, you will evaluate the pros and cons of each choice and decide on the full scope of treatment.

Your smile design treatment plans can include any combination of the following:

Some techniques change the color and shape of the natural teeth; others use artificial restorations to improve the appearance of missing or irregular teeth.

Depending on the treatment plan, Dr. Galli may be able to improve your smile in a single appointment. With more complex issues, it may take several dental appointments, depending on the pace you are comfortable with, to create your desired smile.

Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Smile Design in Encinitas

People seeking smile design in Encinitas trust Dr. Galli for beautiful, natural looking results. To speak with Dr. Galli about your own smile design priorities and goals, please call or email our office today and schedule an appointment.

Mark T. Galli, DDS

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When you visit Dr. Galli’s Encinitas dental practice, you can expect to be treated with respect, honesty and integrity. The objective of every visit is to establish an understanding of your particular oral health needs and goals, evaluate the potential treatments and select the most appropriate option.

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