Smile Design

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Did you know that as much as half of a person’s facial beauty is determined by their teeth? Dr Chiara Derla is a smile artist and offers customized smile design treatments to help you achieve a beautiful, perfect smile. She utilizes advanced techniques to makeover her patients’ smiles and revitalizes their entire appearance! If your teeth look dull, your smile is uneven, or you are looking for something to instantly brighten your appearance, you are a perfect candidate for smile design at Studio Derla.

Smile design is a customized combination of cosmetic dental procedures that will whiten, tighten and brighten your smile, bringing better symmetry and balance to your face. Common smile design procedures include porcelain veneers, composite veneers, teeth whitening, and teeth straightening, but the full list of smile design services is much longer!

Is your smile faded, chipped, or uneven? Smile design will address your cosmetic issues with a comprehensive treatment plan. Schedule a private consultation to learn more about the endless possibilities of smile design with Dr Derla today.

What is Smile Design?

When was the last time you smiled with total confidence? Smile Design combines multiple dental procedures to help men and women achieve their healthiest, most brilliant smile. If you want your smile to be a show-stopper, Dr Derla takes dental beauty to a whole new level!

A smile makeover with Dr Derla will improve both the aesthetic and practical function of the teeth.

Smile makeover will address the color, shape, position, and overall aesthetic of the teeth and gums. Many patients frequently decide to also address their lips for complete smile rejuvenation. The possibilities of smile design are endless! Share your goals with Dr Derla and together, you will create your perfect smile makeover.

Beautiful smile design results require extensive skill and safe, appropriate techniques. Dr Derla is an experienced cosmetic dentist who utilizes advanced, cutting-edge dental practices and technologies. She believes in biomimetic dentistry and puts the long-term health of her patient’s teeth at the forefront of every procedure.

What is Biomimetic Dentistry?

Biomimetic dentistry emphasizes the conservation of the tooth, thereby maintaining the structural integrity of the teeth. Biomimetic dentistry has additionally proven to keep teeth strong and sealed successfully against bacteria. Traditional fillings can crack or leak, leading to bacterial infection and increasing the need to perform a root canal.

Advanced techniques enable Biomimetic dentists to address tooth decay while minimizing the need to remove much of the natural tooth. Biomimetic materials form stronger bonds with teeth than traditional filling material.

By adopting these advanced Biomimetic methods, Dr Derla achieves stronger, longer-lasting dental health for her patients.

Smile Design Options

If you hate showing your smile, take a deep breath. Dr Derla is here to help.

Smile design is customized to the unique needs of every patient. Below is a list of the most popular Smile Design services Dr Derla offers. This list only represents part of the possibilities with Smile Design. Contact Dr Derla’s office to learn more about your smile makeover opportunities!

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are custom-shaped porcelain shells which cover the front of the teeth. Additive anterior porcelain veneer restoration can correct numerous cosmetic problems, including chipped, cracked, crooked, discolored, misshapen, or gapped teeth to achieve a balanced, symmetrical smile.

Veneers can improve the size, shape, and color of the teeth. The thin, medical-grade porcelain will catch the light in the same way as natural tooth enamel. Each veneer is individually designed to resemble your natural teeth. If you desire a beautiful smile, without invasion of your teeth, veneers can be a perfect solution.

Additive anterior porcelain veneers are bonded to the teeth for a full, long-lasting smile. The procedure is quick and minimally invasive. Dr Derla’s biomimetic techniques emphasize preservation of the natural tooth structure for teeth that are not only gorgeous, they are also strong and healthy!

Composite veneers

Composite veneers are made of a translucent resin that will be sculpted to the front of the teeth and hardened within a single, convenient appointment. Composite veneers are also called “one-day veneers” and are a conservative alternative to porcelain. Dr Derla will assess your teeth and make a professional recommendation of the type of veneer that will produce your dream smile.

Veneers: Porcelain Vs. Composite

  • Porcelain’s hard, solid material is resistant to cracking and breaking
  • Porcelain lasts about 10 times longer than composite veneers
  • Porcelain is more stain-resistant than composite
  • Both porcelain and composite can be easily color-matched or lightened
  • Dr Derla achieves beautiful results with porcelain and composite veneers. The type of veneer you receive will be a matter of your personal preference and Dr Derla’s professional recommendation.

    Dental Crowns

    Dental crowns cover teeth that have been damaged by cracks, decay, large fillings, or root canals. They are made of porcelain and act as a tooth prosthetic to restore healthy functionality and improve the tooth aesthetic. A dental crown can add length as needed to a tooth or cover a dental implant. Your dental crown will be customized to match the color of your existing teeth.

    Dental Implants

    If you are missing a tooth, a dental implant will replace it with a natural-looking artificial tooth. The implant is made of a titanium post that will be placed in the gums in a single-stage placement, or in the jawbone over a two-stage implantation process. Once in place, the dental implant will remain in the mouth permanently. Dental implants will restore comfort, function, and confidence!

    Teeth Whitening

    Coffee, wine, smoking, and time can leave teeth stained and discolored. Brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening at Studio Derla. Dr Derla sees the best results from ZOOM!, which will dramatically whiten teeth in less than an hour.

    Teeth whitening is performed using a gentle but effective whitening gel and a targeted laser light. The comfortable treatment can whiten teeth up to ten shades: it’s not a surprise that teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures!

    Teeth whitening is quick and convenient. Patients have the option of in-office teeth whitening and at-home teeth whitening. A combination of in-office-whitening, followed by at-home whitening ten days later will achieve the greatest improvement.

    Teeth Straightening

    Are your teeth crooked, gapped, or crowded? Dr Derla has helped thousands of patients straighten their smiles and restore their confidence with her teeth straightening services.

    Teeth straightening improves the alignment of teeth with invisible trays that will be worn by the patient throughout the day. The trays are molded to the teeth and adjusted periodically to shift the teeth comfortably but effectively.

    Cosmetic Bonding

    Cosmetic bonding will address minor imperfections in the tooth shape. Cosmetic bonding can correct chips, cracks, and stains, as well as lengthen teeth and close gaps between teeth. Cosmetic bonding is achieved using a resin which matches the natural tooth color.

    Gum Contouring

    If your gum tissue conceals your teeth, you are a good candidate for gum contouring. An excess of gum tissue can make teeth look shorter than they are and hide the natural beauty of a patient’s smile. Gum contouring will correct excess or uneven gums to meet the unique cosmetic goals of each case.

    Characteristics of a Perfect Smile

    While it is true that beauty standards are subjective, studies show that brain stimuli respond positively to balanced, healthy-looking smiles.

    • Common features of a beautiful smile include:
    • Bright, white teeth
    • Balanced midline, with the two front teeth lined up perfectly between the eyes and the chin
    • Two middle front teeth are the same height and width
    • Some gum showing
    • Smile follows curves of the lip

    Dr Derla will assess the needs of your case to help you create a smile that will brighten your eyes and face.


    You are a good candidate to design your smile with Dr Chiara Derla if your teeth are:

    • Crooked
    • Chipped or oddly shape
    • Stained, yellow, or faded
    • Gapped
    • A-symmetrical
    • Missing
    • Covered by your gums

    In order to undergo smile design, patients should be in overall good health.

    Smile Design at Studio Derla

    Give yourself a new sense of self-confidence with smile design at Studio Derla. Dr Chiara Derla customized smile design to the unique needs of her patients. She will take time to assess your case and listen to your goals for your smile before recommending the cosmetic solutions that she feels will produce your perfect smile results.

    Dr Derla will tailor a plan that will transform the size, shape, and color of your smile into a thing of beauty. She is dedicated to providing a comfortable experience for her patients. If you have questions about any of the services available at Studio Derla, please do not hesitate to contact us here.

    When you look in the mirror, you deserve to be satisfied with your smile. Smile Design with Dr Chiara will give you the smile of your dreams! Schedule a private consultation to learn more about your smile makeover options today.