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NEW YORK, NY, May 18, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Michael J. Wei, New York City cosmetic dentist known for creating flawless new smiles for his patients, has published a minimally invasive smile makeover case for Dental Economics magazine. Dental Economics magazine has over 100,000 dental subscribers, including dentists, hygienists, and others in the field.
"Smile Makeover: A Minimally Invasive Recipe for Esthetic Success" is the title of the article and features an interdisciplinary case study using minimally invasive techniques to achieve an esthetic smile makeover for a 21-year-old patient with dental anxiety. Dr. Wei worked on this April 2022 article and the case itself with his colleague Dr. Scott Froum who handled the crown-lengthening portion of the case.
"This patient was extremely self-conscious about her smile and avoided treatment because of her dental fear. She avoided smiling and being in pictures," says Dr. Wei. "With minimally invasive dentistry, planning, and great team communication, we were able to decrease healing time, chair time, and the number of required appointments," says Dr. Wei.
In the article, Dr. Wei outlines the steps involved in transforming the patient's stained and damaged front teeth while easing her dental anxiety. In five visits, her smile makeover was complete:
• Visit 1: Digital x-rays and impressions are taken. Patient assists in selecting the shape of her teeth.
• Visit 2: Laser gum dentistry is done to lengthen the teeth in a minimally invasive procedure. Four weeks of healing time follow.
• Visit 3: More impressions are taken and sent to the dental lab for the creation of customized veneers.
• Visit 4: The patient agrees to the color, shape, size, and overall look of the veneers and they are permanently applied.
• Visit 5: There is a post-op check one week after application and any adjustments are made as needed.
In a written testimonial the patient herself stated. "I'm not embarrassed anymore about smiling and taking pictures. I am more confident in social settings and love hearing from my friends and family about how natural and beautiful my smile looks."
The entire article about is available at: https://www.dentaleconomics.com/science-tech/article/14234632/smile-m ... tic-succes
About Dr. Michael J. Wei, DDS
Dr. Wei completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Psychology. Dr. Wei went on to complete his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from New York University College of Dentistry. He holds dual certificates in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) from the Columbia University School of Oral and Dental Surgery, and he also completed a fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Wei continued his education with several postgraduate courses in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, he is an Invisalign certified dentist, and a Lumineers certified dentist. He continues to pursue advanced dental education and has completed training at top cosmetic dental institutes including the Las Vegas Institute and The Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry in New York.
Dr. Wei's practice is located at 425 Madison Ave, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10017. Interested in a cosmetic dentistry procedure or dental service provided by Dr. Michael J. Wei? Call (212) 982-4080 or visit http://www.MyManhattanCosmeticDentist.com/.
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