Before & After Photos
View our smile gallery of before and after photos!
Whether it’s using tooth-colored fillings to treat a cavity, whiten discolored or stained teeth, replacing missing teeth using dental implants, or correcting worn or cracked teeth with porcelain veneers, Compassionate Dental Care can dramatically transform your smile. So, please see our smile gallery, which features actual patients’ before and after pictures.
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Recommended smile gallery photo tips
Dr. Harvey Silverman, cosmetic dentist and author of the Dental Products Report Smile Makeover web series, provides 10 ways to improve your before and after photographs and how to get the most out of them.
- Don’t show photos of incise views that include nasal passages – and worse yet, nasal hair. Are you chuckling? Well, it’s sort of funny, but from a patient perspective, it’s kind of a turn off.
- Don’t show close up photos of finishing and polishing procedures that include gingival bleeding. It’s an instant patient turn off.
- Try to avoid the “T” zone in your “after” photos. Quite frankly, I never knew what a T Zone was but apparently I was good at photographing it. Women in particular don’t like having “after” photos taken with T Zones showing. Ask your patient to apply some make-up or powder before taking your “after” picture.
- Don’t take an overly animated “before” photo. Here’s the scenario: your patient is excited to be here – eyes are sparkling – and there’s often even a positive glow of anticipation. An hour or two later, after completing your work the patient is tired. Their eyes are not dancing. The glow is gone. Thus the overall facial excitement of the patient may look better in the “before” shot than in the “after” shot. Tip: Lower their enthusiasm level for the “before” photo. Additionally, having comparable skin tones is desirable.
- If your patient is a woman, ask if she brought the same color lipstick with her. If not, have her take off her lipstick for the “before” picture. Keep everything comparable whenever possible.
- Shoot photos straight on and from a lateral perspective.
- Don’t rely on full face before and after photos taken while the patient is sitting in the dental chair. For a better perspective have the patient stand.
- Crop the photos if necessary. Don’t Photoshop. Cropping eliminates distractions that take away from the overall improvement you made.
- Don’t show pictures with lip retractors. Many websites and photo albums show before and after photos with lip retractors. Save those for journal articles or seminars. Instead show before and after photos of beautiful smile transformations, not of teeth with lips being retracted.
- Show how your work has empowered your patient with a better self-image. Capture it in his smile. Capture it in her eyes. Catch the glow, the aura. Take more photos than you need. And photograph each case that you do.