Porcelain Veneers are one form of Cosmetic Dentistry that can be used in several ways. In this case, the patient was unhappy with the appearance of his smile which shows worn teeth and aged teeth as well as gum recession from years of a bad bite. He was not interested in surgical gum grafts over all his teeth and wanted to know what options he had. Dr. Konig was able to provide careful planning along with bite correction included the use of porcelain veneers to cover the exposed roots and also create an attractive smile. Not only does he have a beautiful smile but the damaged and worn roots from the gum recession have been covered up. Giving the patient a more youthful and healthy smile.
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In the photos above, this gentleman has a misalgined bite that has caused broken teeth and gum recession. Through the years multiple attempts to fix broken teeth and crowns failed only leading to more problems and a worse bite and TMJ issues. Commonly called instant orthodontics, porcelain veneers can correct smiles but not always the alignment of your smile which is the reason his teeth and bite are causing more problems. Dr.Ronald Konig uses advanced methods that takes into consideration overall patient and not only the teeth. This allows for better long term stabilzation and a helathy smile and TMJ joints. In addtion to comfort and esthetics, note how the lower 1/3 of the face improes youthfulness and beautiful facial proportions. These cases are often considered Non-surgical facelifts in the dental office. Interestingly, there is not much a plastic surgeon can do to change the lower 1/3 of the face.
This patient presented with worn and damaged upper and wanted a beautiful white smile. Her TMJ pain and bite issues were corrected to the correct physiologic bite. From this point, conservative minimal onlays were used on the lower back teeth and porcelain veneers on the front teeth. The misaligned bite causing neck pain was corrected non-surgically and she has a beautiful white smile and no more TMJ pain.
Tetracyline stained and worn teeth can cause an aging appearance. This young gentleman had a bad bite along discolored teeth and worn teeth. Both issues were addressed with advanced cosmetic dentistry and a more youthful and attractive smile was created with customized porcelain veneer design. Veneers should be designed for the individual and not all look the same and at the same time block out the stained shading of the natural teeth. Note the contouring of the edges of the veneers to create a white but yet natural shape.
This young lady was unhappy with her crowns that had black lines, did not match, and also unhappy with the shade of her teeth from tetracyline stains. Customized porcelain veneers were used to redesign and enhance her smile.
This case shows how veneers can be designed to create a fuller smile with enhanced lip support. The natural teeth were worn and tipping inwards. Correcting the bite also further enhanced the amount of teeth that shows when smiling creating a more youthful smile.
Cosmetic dentistry is an artform and can be used in many ways. In this case, porcelain veneers were used to design a new smile for the upper teeth which were worn and crooked as well as discolored. The upper veneers were also lengthened to a better proportion and to show more teeth when she smiles. The lower teeth were recontoured to help improve stability and esthetics.
This case portrays a young man who presented with discolored and undersized lateral incisors. Additionally, his two front teeth were not symmetrical. He had already had orthodontic treatment which straightened his teeth but did not fulfill his cosmetic concerns.