The smile of your dreams may be easier to achieve than you think. Dr. Chris has given many patients that special smile. In fact, it's one of the things she likes to do most! Dr. Chris likes to start with a consultation to discuss what your concerns are about your smile. This typically takes 30 minutes and there is no fee unless X-rays are needed. Cosmetic changes can be made several ways including whitening, orthodontics, implants, direct bonding, (which resin is used to fill in small spaces between teeth or reshape misshapen teeth), or porcelain crowns or veneers can be placed for a more dramatic change. A typical appointment series includes the consultation, impressions and photos for custom temporaries to be lab made so you have a nice look while your permanent crowns are being made, an appointment for adjusting the custom temporaries to your liking as well as photos to communicate with our lab what our desires are, a bisque try-in of the unglazed porcelain teeth so that changes can be made if needed, and finally the seating of the porcelain restorations. We use Root Lab in Kansas City because they give use the absolute prettiest teeth around. We expect perfection from everyone on our team, including our lab, so we can achieve the best results possible. This all sounds very involved, but we find taking the time to give each patient exactly what they want is worth every step!