Smile Makeovers are an art and science. Careful attention should also be paid to the patients desires and bite as well.
This gentleman was concerned with:
- Aging Teeth
- Discolored Teeth
- Worn teeth (chipping and wear on the edges)
- Uneven smile
This case was completed with upper and lower custom porcelain veneers. A “test drive smile” was used with the temporaries so the patient could see how the shape and color would look before placement of long term veneers. The photos show his happiness with his more youthful and brighter smile.
Many patients, unfortunately, have tetracycline stains or dark teeth. In these case specialized cosmetic dentistry was utilized to solve this patients concerns which were:
- Dark Teeth
- Small Size of the Teeth
- Lack of lip support causing aging face
Porcelain Veneers were utilized to correct all these issues. The comfort and esthetics was verified by doing a “test drive smile” so that the patient can make sure they like the smile design and the shade before placing the long term porcelain veneers. The veneers were layered in shades to mask the dark stains. She was elated with her normal sized teeth and the natural color. Finally she feels as if her upper lip does not sink in causing an aging face.
This case shows how a complex cosmetic dentistry cases can have beautiful results. The challenges and patients concerns were:
- Baby tooth failing
- Hypo-calcification of her teeth
- Short and worn teeth
- Gummy Smile
She has always desired a less gummy smile, larger teeth, and natural aesthetics. The conventional approach with dentistry would have been to place new veneers and a bridge. this would not acheive the results desired and she would still have had a gummy smile and short teeth.
With advanced planning and smile design, we completed a gum lift, removed the baby tooth and placed a dental implant, and made her teeth more proportional in size for her face. Note the beautiful tissue result around the implant as well.
Life changing results for this lovely lady!!!
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.
Underbites can be unesthetic as well as cause damage to the teeth. Additionally, underbites can make one appear to have a sunken face and a large chin. In this case, porcelain veneers techniques where used to correct the facial asymmetry, underbite, and to create an attractive smile.
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.