Andrea L. Hegedus Muskegon, MI
When my niece Alexandrea chipped her front tooth, she was devastated. She has a beautiful natural smile which she takes great pride in. Her broken front tooth was a huge personality conflict for her, especially for someone who loves to smile. Alex is the kind of person who radiates â€œbig beaming hugsâ€ through her eyes and into your heart when she smiles. I knew this was going to be an important element in fixing her broken smile. Her interpersonal communication is attached to her smile. Alex is a Youth Recreational Therapist. Her connection to her patients begins with trust and confidence as well. Also, with everyone in my immediate family being successful dental professionals, and I do mean everyone, it had to be perfect. When I have a situation on my hands that is going to take "all hands on deck," I always choose from the Ivoclar line of products and team of professionals to back me up. I know I can count on any facet of their company to help me. For Miss Alex, I chose E.max press because the kit has a large range of shaded value ingots. When working with a single tooth needing a "perfect match," I need to choose the right background (shaded value ingot) to complete the final look of my smile design pattern. Planning ahead the final value is key! I like to layer in as few incisal powders as possible for a single tooth design with internal stains for added depth and characteristics. Then, to create the perfect match, I like to check the shape, glaze, add natural surface texture and hand polish chair side. VoilÃ !