Smile Gallery – Oklahoma City, OK
Bringing Back the Beauty of Your Smile
Over the years, your smile can take a toll even if you have a good oral care routine. At the end of the day, we want you to feel as confident and satisfied with your smile’s appearance as possible, no matter what imperfections have developed over time. Below, you can see a handful of the smiles Dr. Mitchell has restored over his nearly decade of practice in the dental field to get a better idea of what you can expect following your smile makeover.
Veneers: little or no tooth reduction, prep-less veneers, limiting
This beautiful Oklahoma City resident was unhappy with the shape and color
of her teeth. She wanted a younger, fresher, more uniform smile without
the blemishes and black triangles at the gumline. Many of our new patients
have recently had significant dentistry and sometimes they express
disappointment in the outcome of this work. This patient had veneers
placed on her upper teeth a few years ago which were chipped and leaking
at the gumline, which showed black cavities at the margins of her veneers
near the gumline.
Recent development in porcelain technology has an answer for patients like
this with mismatched color and shape of their teeth. E Max porcelain
veneers with very little tooth reduction were used to transform this
patient's smile. E Max veneers can be as thin as 0.3 millimeters thick
while still achieving uniform shade and shape. The result is a symmetrical
smile with teeth that have more uniformity of color while at the same time
a youthful, non-worn look.
This Oklahoma City socialite wanted to close the gap between her 2 front
teeth. For years she had contemplated closing the space but could never
pull the trigger on treatment. Her lower teeth were also crowded, and she
noticed this worsening over the last few years. She noticed her upper
teeth when smiling and her lower teeth when she was talking. She didn't
want traditional metal braces and wanted to preserve her natural teeth.
This gorgeous patient was able to achieve her dental goals with Invisalign
treatment and whitening. Invisalign trays (or aligners) are custom made to
fit your teeth and are less than 1 millimeter thick. A series of trays are
manufactured specifically for your teeth and bite which are worn for 1-2
weeks duration. Instead of the brackets and wires used in traditional
dental braces, the aligner exerts a low load force necessary to
permanently move your teeth. Unlike metal dental braces, there is not a
painful tightening of wires. Progress is achieved by simply advancing from
one tray to the next. Each aligner moves you closer to the finished
product - your beautiful new smile.
Avoiding a Black Line at the gumline with Cosmetic Crowns
This northwest Oklahoma City resident complained that a crown in the front
of her mouth did not match the color of the rest of her teeth and also a
black line had formed at the gumline around the crown. She had noticed
this crown in pictures of herself recently and started limiting her smile
when taking pictures as not to show her teeth. She wanted to replace the
crown with one that matched and did not display a black line at the
gumline. She was worried about matching the shape and shade of the new
crownto the rest of her teeth and wanted her smile to "look natural."
This patient was able to achieve her treatment goals through 2 steps.
First, she received in-office ZOOM whitening in order to whiten and
brighten her smile overall. Next, she elected to have cosmetic crowns
placed on her 2 upper front teeth to give her an overall beautiful,
natural smile. The previous crown that was removed was made of metal
underneath porcelain which was the black line that displayed at the
gumline. Cosmetic crowns are made of porcelain which gives the color and
translucency of natural teeth. She was so pleased with her outcome that
she indicated that she wished she had done this "years ago."
This future attorney was unhappy with the spacing and gaps of his smile.
He never had braces as an adolescent and his teeth were worn and misshapen
after years of malocclusion. He wanted to close the gaps in his teeth and
to improve the shape of his teeth to a more youthful-looking smile. He
didn't want to have traditional metal braces and wanted to avoid veneers
This patient's smile makeover was completed with minimally invasive
dentistry. He received Invisalign treatment with clear aligner trays.
Although the trays are almost invisible, he liked the fact that he could
take the Invisalign trays out if he had an important meeting or was going
to be in photographs that he didn't want the trays to be displayed. After
completing Invisalign, enamaloplasty was completed to reshape his teeth
after years of wear. This helped renew the shape and harmony of a youthful
smile. All of our Invisalign patients receive complimentary whitening
which also noticeably brightened and whitened his smile.
Closing Gaps in Teeth, Straightening Crooked Teeth
This former football player had braces in high school but did not wear his
retainers to maintain the position of his teeth. Over the years, his teeth
have drifted and he developed gaps and drifting of several teeth. He was
interested in Invisalign because he regularly gives presentations and
wanted the option to take out the Invisalign trays as needed.
This fantastic smile was achieved with Invisalign accompanied with
whitening. It is truly amazing that this took only 3 months of treatment.
Dr. Mitchell prefers Invisalign clear aligners because they have over 20
years of research, over 900 patents, and have treated over 5 million
Missing tooth, tooth replacement bridge, dental bridge, not enough room
for dental implants
When a tooth is lost, an excellent way to replace it is with a dental
implant. A dental implant has the same basic shape as a normal front tooth
and root. Dental implants require a minimum amount of space between the
roots of the adjacent teeth in order to be placed. If there is not enough
room, orthodontics is an option to move the roots and allow enough space
for the dental implant. For those that don't want to go through
orthodontics, another great option to replace a missing tooth is a dental
This Oklahoma City pastor wanted to replace a missing tooth. We discussed
replacing the tooth with a dental implant or a dental bridge. He decided
that a dental bridge was the best choice for him. Because he was traveling
on mission trips and time was extremely valuable to him, he wanted the
quickest treatment option. The final dental bridge was fully completed and
delivered in 3 weeks. A temporary bridge was utilized during the 3-week
window while the final dental bridge was being constructed. The porcelain
bridge gave this patient the natural smile he wanted- nobody but his
dentist and hygienist will know he is missing a tooth. Zirconium was used
to make this bridge strong.
Dental Implant - Missing Tooth: Replacing a missing tooth with a dental
Dental implants are now our preferred way to replace missing teeth. Teeth
can be lost due to advanced cavities, periodontal disease, or by an
accident or injury. Dental implants act as substitutes for the roots of
your missing teeth. Similar to artificial joints, dental implants are made
of a specially treated titanium that is totally bio-compatible. Human bone
actually grows around and integrates to the implant in a process called
osseointegration. They look, feel and function just like your natural
teeth. Implants can also be used to hold or support dentures and bridges.
This lovely patient unfortunately lost her front tooth from trauma. She
was referred to Dr. Mitchell by her family dentist for cosmetic dentistry.
Although other dentists may use generic parts off the shelf where "one
size fits all," Dr. Mitchell utilizes custom implant parts. These custom
parts improve the aesthetics, length of service, and your ability to clean.
It is easier to create a perfect bite with custom parts. This patient was
ecstatic with the results of her replaced tooth.
Fractured Tooth, Black Line in Tooth
This beautiful patient developed a black line/crack in her central incisor over the last few years. She was
concerned about the dark line and the integrity of her tooth. The crack had progressed over the last few
months and she was ready to receive treatment.
We have built a reputation of superior dentistry by providing patients with porcelain crowns, porcelain
veneers, and dental implants while at the same time utilizing minimally invasive dentistry. Our goal is to
create a natural and artistic smile that you will be proud to show the world.
Smile Makeover, Cosmetic Crown
"Can you give me a beautiful smile?" is what this patient asked. She had stained and failing dentistry in
her smile zone and wanted to brighten and whiten her smile for a more youthful appearance. She was hesitant
about completing the work and actually put it off for several months before deciding to follow through with
The newest generation of the high strength all-porcelain "Emax" crowns were placed to align her new smile.
Cosmetic crowns like this patient received display the translucency that natural teeth have. She was so
pleased with her results that she wished she would have completed her treatment sooner.
New Smile with Implants, Cosmetic Dental Crowns
"Can you fix my broken teeth and improve my smile?" is what this patient asked about his front teeth. His teeth were very worn down, broken, and chipped. He also had significant bone loss in this area which resulted in recession of his gums. He was afraid to eat with his front teeth in fear of them breaking completely.
A smile makeover was achieved by addressing his 4 front upper teeth. These teeth were extracted and replaced with an implant bridge with cosmetic crowns. This allowed the patient significant cost savings by utilizing 2 implants instead of 4. Cosmetic crowns were used with esthetic porcelain restoring his natural, beautiful smile.
VENEERS, WHITE SPOTS ON TEETH, COSMETIC DENTISTRY, COSMETIC DENTIST
This beautiful college student was concerned about the spotty look of her teeth. She has had white spots on her teeth for as long as she can remember and she came to Mitchell Smile Design for veneers.
Dental Veneers were completed on this patient in a two-step process. First, her lower teeth were completed before her upper teeth were initiated and finalized. Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that are permanently bonded to your teeth. They can treat a number of different cosmetic concerns including chipped, broken, rotated, discolored, or smaller than average teeth. They can create a youthful and symmetrical smile.
ATTRITION, TEETH WORN DOWN, CLENCHING OR GRINDING OF TEETH
This retired executive presented with severe wear of his lower front teeth. Severe wear, also known as attrition, can occur with clenching or grinding of your teeth. Attrition can occur if the enamel is worn down and the underlying dentin is exposed. Enamel is the hardest substance in the human body and is very durable. Dentin is a softer, more porous substance that wears away much faster than dentin.
Dental veneers were completed on this patient to restore the strength, function, and aesthetics of his lower teeth. He can now expect his lower teeth to last his lifetime.
Peg lateral incisors is a condition where the tooth or teeth on either side of the upper front teeth do not develop correctly. They are often small, pointed, or cone-shaped.
Upper lateral incisors play an important role in the appearance of your smile, therefore peg lateral incisors receive a great deal of attention. Dr. Mitchell can determine the best treatment for any misshapen teeth in order to give you an esthetically pleasing smile. Most peg laterals are treated with composite resin, porcelain veneers, or cosmetic crowns. This patient was treated with composite resin bonding. This is a great option that gives strength, durability, and beauty without the investment of porcelain. Notice the intricate detail of color match, shading and depth of this restoration. This procedure took about 30 minutes and was performed without local anesthesia.
ROTATED TEETH, STRENGTHEN TEETH WITHOUT BRACES, VENEERS, CROWNS
Do you have rotated or crooked teeth but don't want to go through braces or Invisalign? Although some dentists use crowns made of porcelain fused to metal, Dr. Mitchell prefers cosmetic crowns made of all-ceramic/porcelain. Cosmetic crowns have the translucency of natural teeth while at the same time the strength and durability needed for the long term.
CROWDED LOWER TEETH, CROOKED TEETH
Many patients experience crowding of their teeth, especially of their lower teeth. This can happen at any age and typically worsens as you get older. This patient had braces as a child but did not wear her retainer as an adult. She asked about treatment options for her crowded lower teeth because she didn't want to go back to the metal braces she wore as a child.
Invisalign was the treatment of choice for this beautiful smile. After Dr. Mitchell developed a plan of care, a series of customized trays were constructed for her to wear 22 hours per day. Her trays were changed weekly and she completed treatment in about 4 months.
STAINED TEETH, DISCOLORED TEETH, FAILING FILLINGS
Teeth can be stained for a number of reasons, such as food, drink, nicotine products, tartar, decay, aging, previous dental work, or medications. This patient had stained teeth from previous dental work. She had fillings on the back side of her teeth which were failing and stained. She could not see them from the front, but she knew her teeth were stained and she was unhappy with her smile. She inquired about whitening, porcelain veneers or crowns. After a thorough examination, Dr. Mitchell determined that the ideal treatment was to replace the failing fillings in order for the teeth to regain the translucency and color from many years before. She was ecstatic with the result of her smile and surprised that her smile was transformed in about 2 hours.
CROWN NOT MATCHING OTHER TEETH, COSMETIC CROWNS
Do you have a single tooth or crown that doesn't match the rest of your teeth? Have you been told you need to get several crowns or veneers so that they will match? This is untrue. Many dentists don't have a skilled ceramist capable of this type of artistry. Matching a single tooth is one of the most difficult parts of dentistry. Sometimes it takes more than one try to get it right. In this case, the patient had a dark colored natural tooth underneath an old metal-ceramic crown, which affected the light and translucency, making this a difficult tooth to match. Dr. Mitchell utilized a cosmetic crown with characteristics of her other teeth to seamlessly blend the new restoration with her adjacent teeth. The final result was a perfect match! Instead of your eyes focusing on that solid color crown, she now displays a beautiful, esthetically pleasing smile.
VENEERS, INVISALIGN, TEETH WORN DOWN, TEETH GRINDING
This handsome businessman had severe wear of his two central incisors which progressed to chipping, discoloring and breaking. Because of uneven occlusion, we first treated this patient with Invisalign clear aligners to bring his teeth into ideal occlusion and position. After this first step was achieved, we were able to treat his worn dentition with veneers.
With 1 or 2 veneers, it is imperative to seamlessly blend the new veneers with the natural teeth. They must exactly replicate the color, shape, shade and texture of the adjacent teeth. Dr. Mitchell's goal is for nobody to know you have been treated with veneers. This case exemplifies the meticulous effort required for this perfection.
PORCELAIN VENEERS, STAINED TEETH TREATMENT
Porcelain veneers are used to modify the shape and color of your teeth. They are made of thin shells of porcelain, which are created by a ceramist and fired in a kiln. Porcelain veneers are Dr. Mitchell's favorite procedure. He has the ability to radically transform a smile of stained, rotated and/or misshapen teeth into a beautiful and esthetic smile.
This handsome patient was treated with composite bonding by another dentist many years ago and it was failing and discolored. He wanted a treatment that would give him a natural, yet youthful appearance. Porcelain veneers would give him the long term durability and beauty that most patients desire.
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