Why People Love Our Before-and-After Smile Gallery


Take a peek at what you can expect.

Every year, thousands of Americans decide to improve their smiles. Patients who have stained, worn, discolored, broken, chipped, spaced-out, misshapen, or misaligned teeth often want to make corrections. When we don’t love our smile, we are far less likely to flash it throughout the day.

This can make us seem less approachable or trustworthy to others and it can even harm our health and self-confidence. Unfortunately, there is no way to try on a smile before you commit to a cosmetic dentistry treatment, but that is where the beauty of a smile gallery comes into play.

What is a smile gallery?

If you have ever tried to lose or gain weight, you have likely taken photos of yourself better and after. The same thing goes if you have decided to change your hairstyle. You take a few selfies before and after the new hairdo to compare and contrast the differences. A smile gallery is no different.

It provides an opportunity for patients who are considering smile makeovers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures to see before-and-after photos. Though these photos are of other patients, the images can give you a good idea of what to expect after your particular dental treatment.

At Tomasik Family Dental, our patients are often happy and more than willing to have their before-and-after photos taken and shared with those who visit our website and online smile gallery. When they were considering their own dental treatment, they appreciated seeing the benefits other patients had experienced. And now they want to pay it forward to patients like you who are considering services, such as teeth whitening, dental veneers, dental bonding, or dental implants.

Benefits of a Smile Gallery

Whether you are planning to have cosmetic dental treatment from the best dentist in Bee Cave, Texas, or you live elsewhere and need to find a local cosmetic dentist, you should see if they offer a smile gallery. When it comes to a significant endeavor, such as cosmetic dentistry, you should never simply take your dentist’s word for it. Ask for before-and-after photos so you can better understand what to expect before and after your treatment.

Consider the following benefits our patients have experienced because they had access to our smile gallery.

1. Relatability

Patients feel better about their situation and less ashamed when they see that someone else has experienced a dental problem similar to theirs.

2. Verification

Though most dentists are trustworthy and you should feel comfortable in their care, we understand that patients feel better when they can see whether or not our work has been successful for other patients. Nobody wants to be a guinea pig (not even us).

3. Self-convincing

Sometimes, when we are making a big decision, we need something to help us get over the hump and make the next move. People want to prove to themselves (and others) that dental treatment will make a visible difference and will be worth the time, effort, and financial investment.

4. Story-telling

You’ve likely heard the old adage from Frederick R. Barnard that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” And in some ways, this is very true. But the way we see it, a photo actually takes away the need for excessive explanation. When people see photos or even short reviews from satisfied patients who have come before them, they believe the dental practice is trustworthy. Thus, before-and-after images in a smile gallery provide far more insight than a lengthy pamphlet or lecture from a dentist.

5. Happy Reminder

Like we said earlier, many of our patients want to have their photos taken and shared on our smile gallery to help future patients. But these patients also want their photos taken to serve as a reminder of where they used to be and where they are now. It can be a very satisfying and happy reminder to look back on photos that reiterate the great decision we made to improve our smile and oral health.

Request a consultation with Tomasik Family Dental, and be sure to check out our smile gallery.

If you live or work near Bee Cave, Texas, and are ready to improve your smile, be sure to check out our smile gallery for great examples of the success our patients have had with our cosmetic dentistry treatments. You’ll be able to find before-and-after images of a wide variety of dental treatments, including dental veneers, Invisalign, and implants.

If you like what you see and are ready to move forward, or if you have questions and would like to talk to Dr. Tomasik about the best option for you, it is time to request an appointment. We’ll be happy to listen to your needs and wants, conduct an oral assessment, and work with you on the best path forward to a smile makeover and a winning new look. In the meantime, be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest goings-on and improvements we are making at Tomasik Family Dental.