Dr. Agatep has studied with some of the world’s top aesthetic dentists, and combines a unique skill set of technical and artistic expertise that has often been heralded by her peers. Dr. Agatep's work was featured on the cover of Practical Aesthetics, a peer reviewed cosmetic dentistry journal (see image below), and has worked on everyone from Playboy models and blushing brides wanting to look perfect for their photographs, to court judges and cruise ship directors wanting a confident professional smile.
"When it comes to art, very few people realize that there is an actual mathematical explanation to what is commonly referred to as proportion. The actual term is called the Golden Ratio and revolves around the unassuming value of 1.618. I won’t explain it in detail here, but simply put, this was identified by ancient Greek artists as the embodiment of the dimensional relationships of their works. This is known as the art of aesthetics, and is the most import aspect of creating an eye pleasing sculpture, building, or in my case…your smile.”
Not all dentists can design a striking smile. While most dentists can create a technically correct smile, the final result can often appear cold and clinical. An artistic dentist adds that special touch and subtleties that make a smile look warm and inviting, with a shape and color that appears naturally perfect.
“Cosmetic dentistry is not just a simple case of placing veneers for the sake of covering up bad teeth. A good dentist really takes the time to analyze your face and use the rules of golden proportions to make sure that it matches your face and gives an eye pleasing natural appearance when you smile. I follow these guidelines religiously, and I’m sure you’ll be very pleased with meticulous methods that we follow when designing your smile.”
Dr. Agatep and the Dental Design SD team goes to great lengths in designing your perfect smile, and we make sure you love the way your smile looks before sending you home.
Do you hate to smile because of the appearance of your teeth? Long-lasting, natural-looking porcelain veneers can literally change your life. A great looking smile boosts self-esteem, can give you confidence, and helps you feel more attractive. Imagine...learning how to smile again and not hide your teeth!
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-designed porcelain coverings that are bonded to the front of prepared teeth. While whitening can provide great results for dull-looking or discolored teeth, porcelain veneers completely transform your smile and produce nothing short of spectacular, natural-looking results.
Why are Veneers often referred to as "Instant Orthondontics"?
Porcelain veneers are custom-designed to change not only the color of your teeth, but the shape and size. They can mask crooked teeth, disguise spaces and hide unevenness. The result? The beautiful, straight smile you've always wanted.
How long will Veneers last?
The technique has shown remarkable longevity when properly placed. Generally, veneers will last for many years - at least 10, and often up to 20 years or more.
Will they stain?
They are highly resistant to permanent staining from coffee, tea, red wine, and cigarette smoke.
How do I care for my Veneers?
Treat them like your real teeth. Maintain good oral hygiene habits and visit for routine cleanings and treatments. Stay away from bad habits such as nail biting, opening bottles, chewing on hard items - just as you would with your real teeth.
Why Veneers instead of Crowns, and what is the difference between them?
There are a number of variables that can influence the decision on crowns versus veneers. It depends on bite (occlusion), periodontal condition and amount of damage to the tooth. In some cases, Veneers will not work. The primary difference between crowns and veneers is the amount of tooth structure that needs to be removed. Veneers are popular because enamel removal is more conservative as compared to crowns, which can require removing a large portion of the tooth structure. Dr. Agatep can best determine which would suit the patient best.
Do all Veneers look alike?
No. Veneers can look like natural teeth when done correctly. The difference is in the skill of the dentist that designs your new smile. Does your dentist consider tooth size? Shape and color? Does it match your face? What about proportion? Creating the perfect smile requires a blending of precision dentistry with artistic taste, perfect planning and an overall eye for subtle details.
What may be clinically perfect may not be aesthetically perfect, so all this has to be taken into consideration when thinking about Veneers and cosmetic dentistry.
How do I know which Dentist to select for my Veneers?
Designing a beautiful smile is a blend of art and science. Great attention to detail and precision is required on a tooth-by-tooth basis. Selecting a dentist such as Dr. Agatep, who has not only a great deal of practical experience in cosmetic dentistry, but has undergone extensive advanced training in cosmetic dentistry at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, can help ensure that you will have a beautiful, lasting smile that is functional and balanced.
How many Veneers will I need?
The number can vary, depending on your desired smile. The easiest technique is to smile in the mirror, and count the number of teeth that show.
Can I see what my new smile will look like before I get Veneers?
Yes! The use of temps can greatly help in designing your smile. Dr. Agatep will create a temporary smile makeover, and together you can decide which smile suits you best.
Are Veneers right for me?
If you have any of these problems, Veneers could be the answer to your smile dilemna... Spaces between your teeth Broken or chipped teeth Unsightly, stained, or washed out fillings Permanently stained or discolored teeth Misshapen or crooked teeth Dark, yellow or stained teeth
If you would like to schedule appointment to discuss your smile makeover, call Dr. Agatep at (858) 490-4281