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There can be a multitude of reasons why you do not like your smile, or things you wish you could change. With a smile makeover, you can create a treatment plan that fits your needs and addresses your concerns. Whether you have missing or damaged teeth, discoloration, overgrown gums, or a misaligned smile, there are options to correct these issues. Combining several procedures together with a smile makeover helps you have the smile you desire more quickly and easily. Derby City Dental Specialists provides smile makeovers for patients from Louisville and across Kentucky. Visit us to take the first step in correcting imperfections and feeling more confident in your smile.

Our Approach to Your Care

When was the last time your dental provider sat down with you to discuss your smile and what you liked or disliked about it? You do not have to settle for imperfections that you notice every time you look in the mirror. Dr. Clagett works with you to find solutions and create a comprehensive plan to correct any issues. From reshaping your gum line to placing implants to affixing crowns or veneers, there are many options for getting the desired results. Feel good about your smile and regain not only full function but beautiful, natural-looking aesthetics as well.

Transform Your Smile with a Smile Makeover

Stop settling for a smile that you are not truly happy with. Find out how smile makeover treatment can address your concerns and boost your confidence when it comes to how you look and feel. Book an appointment with Dr. Clagett at Derby City Dental Specialists to get started transforming your smile.

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Everyone deserves a smile that they love, and Dr. Ryan Clagett is passionate about helping you get it. He does not pressure you into smile makeover treatment, but rather collaborates with you to find the approach and procedures that fit best with your smile makeover goals. He bases treatment plans around your concerns and what you want to achieve when it comes to your smile. Using the latest technology and specialized techniques, he is able to offer a wide range of options and takes the time to explain each one, so you can make an informed decision regarding your care.

Watch Video: As a guest on the Wellness Hour talk show, Dr. Clagett explains the process of improving a smile through Veneers and other cosmetic procedures.

At Derby City Dental Specialists, not only do we solely focus on delivering excellent patient experience, but we aim to exceed your expectations with our results. Click here to view our gallery!

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Recontouring a Gummy Smile

Prominent gums can create an imbalanced or underdeveloped appearance. If your gums have overgrown the enamel of your teeth, Dr. Clagett can conduct a smile makeover to reshape the gum line. If you have class photos, a wedding, or another event coming up, treatment can make an incredible difference in a short amount of time and at less than the cost of dental veneers.

During the procedure, Dr. Clagett will elevate the tissue to bring your teeth into proportion with your gums. He will use advanced laser surgery to sculpt a gum line that flows naturally with the shape of your teeth.

With this type of smile makeover:

  • Most patients can have a full arch of teeth re-sculpted in less than one hour.
  • A numbing treatment will help you stay comfortable throughout the appointment. In general, patients find the procedure to be very manageable.
  • You won’t have any downtime after your visit to our Louisville practice. There won’t be any stitches or incisions, and you won’t face any restrictions on the food that you can eat.

Patients may take over-the-counter medication for comfort as needed. About one week after a smile makeover, the gum line should appear completely healed and natural.

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Veneer and Crown Enhancement

Dentists place veneers and crowns to give patients the appearance of a strong, even, and complete arch of teeth. However, the aesthetic improvement that veneers and crowns offer depends on balancing these changes with your other features.

Dr. Clagett can perform a smile makeover to adjust your gum line so that your smile appears natural and attractive after treatment with veneers or crowns. He has worked with many dentists throughout Kentucky to bring their patients’ gums into balance with their teeth.

If you are planning to have treatment with veneers or crowns, Dr. Clagett encourages you to get in touch with his practice to discuss your options with a smile makeover. In collaboration with you and your dentist, he can recommend an approach and a timeline so that your procedures coordinate well with one another.

Kentucky’s Periodontist

Derby City Dental Specialists specializes in dental implants, smile makeovers, and gum disease treatment in Kentucky.
Dr. Clagett continues to educate himself in the latest techniques to provide optimal care for his patients. He specializes in dental implant placement, gum disease treatment, and smile makeovers.

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Smile Makeover with Implants

By replacing missing or damaged teeth, Dr. Clagett can improve both the function and aesthetics of your smile. During your initial consultation at our office, Dr. Clagett will learn what you want to achieve with a smile makeover; assess the condition of your teeth, gums, and underlying bone; and talk with you about different options for repairing your smile.

Patients frequently benefit from treatment with dental implants, which can restore missing and damaged teeth in a way that returns full function, a natural appearance, and an even, attractive smile. For example, Dr. Clagett can:

  • Extract one or more damaged teeth and work with a dentist to restore them to near-original condition.
  • Replace missing teeth with dental implants, helping to preserve the underlying bone and structure of your smile.
  • Perform a full-arch restoration to give you back an entire set of teeth.

In addition to his extensive training and years of experience, Dr. Clagett has brought guided 3D imaging to his practice in Louisville and uses this technique in every procedure that he performs with implants. With this approach, he can provide a smile makeover treatment within one-tenth of a millimeter and one-tenth of a degree in accuracy.

Dr. Clagett can also use X-Guide™ technology during surgery. This system gives him a detailed view of the features of the mouth, letting him position dental implants precisely for more durable and attractive outcomes. Derby City Dental Specialists was the first practice in Kentucky and among the first 200 practices in the world to use X-Guide in its procedures.

Teeth Straightening

If you have teeth that are crooked or uneven, Dr. Clagett can provide a range of treatment options to bring your smile back into alignment.

In some cases, patients will come to Dr. Clagett with the general goal of having a straighter, more symmetrical smile. As part of a comprehensive smile makeover, he can advise patients about steps that he can take in-office to give them the improvement that they want.

Dr. Clagett has also worked with orthodontists whose patients need additional care. As an example, it’s not uncommon for people with braces to develop swollen, tender, red gums or an overgrowth of gum tissues. These tissues do not always return to their normal condition even after the orthodontist removes the patient’s braces. As a periodontist, Dr. Clagett can perform a gum recontouring procedure that reshapes the tissue to a more natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Other Cosmetic Treatments

As a specialist in issues affecting the gums, teeth, and supporting bone, Dr. Clagett can assist you with various cosmetic concerns. If there’s something that’s bothering you — even if it’s a feature that you’ve been living with for years — we encourage you to get in touch. A consultation with our practice can help you learn about the treatments that are available and can make all the difference in how you feel about your smile.

Learn about your options with a smile makeover. Schedule an appointment with Derby City Dental Specialists at our Louisville office by contacting us online or by phone at (502) 576-5345.

IV Sedation Available for All Oral Procedures

Nervous about having surgery or just don’t want to remember any of it? We offer IV sedation for our patients. IV sedation is a safe, easy way to let you get the dental work you need while you sleep. Dr. Clagett has received extensive training on IV sedation, and we have the most up to date technology to ensure your health. For more complex medical cases, we also partner with a Certified Nurse Anesthetist, to help Dr. Clagett maintain your health while he performs your dental work.


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Who Are We?

Derby City Dental Specialists strives to provide the latest best practices and advanced techniques for placing dental implants and treating periodontal disease while aligning care with each patient’s specific needs and goals in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

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What Problem Do We Solve for Our Patients?

Through implant dentistry and diverse gum treatments, we can replace missing teeth, stop the spread of gum disease, and create a healthier, stronger, natural-looking smile. Smile makeovers can correct imperfections and improve overall comfort and confidence.

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How We Solve These Problems for Our Patients

Dr. Clagett consults with each patient to understand their concerns and goals, then develops a customized treatment plan to achieve desired results. His extensive training in the field enables him to deliver innovative care.

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