Multi-Disciplinary Smile Makeover Team Approach
Using a Team Approach to Create a Smile Makeover
The Team Approach to Smile Makeover is the best solution for any smile makeover that requires skills outside one dentist’s range of expertise. Sometimes, patients who desire a smile makeover need services that extend beyond cosmetic or restorative dentistry. When that happens, it is critical to team up with additional specialists. The team may include plastic surgeons when facial surgery is needed. It will include oral surgeons when major bone surgery is needed. Other cases may require complex adult orthodontic treatment, in which case we work with doctors such as Dr. Amy Jackson and Dr. Richard Hulme. In many cases where extensive grafts are necessary, it also includes a periodontist, such as Dr. Steven Maller or Dr. Kenneth Krueger. Sometimes these specialists are part of our regular team at Alamo Dental Health. Sometimes they are in another facility.
The goal of any multi-disciplinary smile makeover team is to give you the advantage of everyone’s expertise. This insures that you get the best possible outcome. A beautiful smile isn’t worth much if you don’t have the health to keep smiling!
A Multi-Disciplinary Team of Experts Goes Beyond Jaw Surgeries.
We also build multi-disciplinary teams to address some general health conditions. Did you know that much of what happens in the mouth affects the whole body? In the same way, much of what happens in the body also affects the mouth. Because of this, we work with specialized physicians for patients with sleep disorders, hormone imbalances, diabetes, cancer, joint replacement, and eating disorders.
Working together with other medical and dental professionals, we can create a San Antonio team of medical professionals that is committed to helping our patients get healthy. We’re all committed to the goal of helping our patient get healthy because health is the best smile makeover of them all!
When Smiling is a Team Sport: Meet Michael!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, Michael’s pictures are like a graphic novel. A phenomenal local orthodontist started Michael’s smile makeover and asked me to join her multi-disciplinary team to help create Michael’s dream smile. The orthodontist was in charge of putting the teeth in the right place and my job was to create his new teeth. It was awesome to see his smile develop as we went through the steps of whitening, prepping and crowns. For the final touch, we were joined by a gum specialist who helped with gum resculpting. As you can see in these pictures, Michael’s new smile looks stunning!