Due to the overwhelming amount of phone calls I’ve received about my mother in law’s veneers, I thought I’d also explain some other cases which you might be able to relate to.
Some patients have called and asked whether I could be able to “fix their teeth” even if they’re “crooked and dark”. The answer in short, most likely… yes.
Below is another case of veneers, this time on a much younger patient.
She presented complaining of having “gappy teeth”.
She had her teeth whitened with take home trays for 5 days, before proceeding to preparation stage of veneers. The reason why she did this was because porcelain is semi translucent. To allow for a more “natural” look, the porcelain would inevitably allow light to pass through to the underlying tooth.
The same procedure as explained below…
appointment 1: discussion and treatment plan
appointment 2: preparation of teeth to end in temporary veneers
appointment 3: cementation of porcelain veneers
appointment 4: review
After temporary veneers
After cementing the veneers
1 week review
I could go on explaining the nitty gritty details of what’s involved in the procedure… but I don’t want to bore you. So please drop me an email if you’d like to know more.
Otherwise, other alternatives to porcelain veneers is to use composite resin. Composite resin is the same material we use for “white fillings”. With improvements in bonding technology, these fillings are conservative, strong, and very easy to do.
The gentleman below had his fillings replaced in just 1 hour, and it was all complete in the first visit.
Stained, old fillings
Repaired with composite resin in 1 hour
Composite resin is also a much cheaper option- at a fraction of the cost of porcelain.
You can also use composite resin to close “gappy teeth”… as you see below.
All performed in under an hour.
Again, if you have any issues you’d like answers to, please feel free to contact us or call us on (07) 33419770.
Hope that helps!