smile design with veneers & crowns
Patient concern: This patient was very unhappy with the general appearance of her smile, something which had bothered her for years. She was unhappy with the colour of her teeth and the unsightly gaps..
Treatment options: This patient was very unhappy with the general appearance of her smile, something which had bothered her for years. She was unhappy with the colour of her teeth and the unsightly gaps.
Treatment choice: The patient opted for porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental crowns.
Treatment Steps: The health of both teeth and gums were assessed at a thorough cosmetic consultation. The patient was then photographed and impressions were taken to show the patient the proposed result on a cast model and to get their feedback. Once this was approved, the patient entered the preparation phase, when teeth were given minimal preparation and definitive impressions were taken and sent to the specialist laboratory. The patient was then provided with custom made and hand carved provisional veneers and crowns.
This particular patient had a 'heavy bite' and we therefore used this temporary stage to make modifications to the teeth make sure that a healthy bite could be maintained, which meant that this stage of the process was longer than usual, but it was essential to ensure future use and comfort.
Once we were 100% satisfied, the final porcelain veneers and cosmetic crowns were manufactured and fitted. The patient was also provided with a protective gum shield due to the heavy bite.
Aftercare: The patient regularly attends the surgery and also visits the hygienist 4 times a year to maintain her smile.
Total time taken: 18 weeks
Testimonial: I had always been conscious of my teeth since there were large gaps and they were also twisted. I attended Westmount after recommendation from a friend and because I felt my own dentist was not listening to my problems.
feel at home. Ash was very comforting and carefully listened to my problems and offered several different solutions. The nursing staff helped explain all these options to me and I opted for veneers and crowns.
The appointments were long but I felt comfortable throughout and was amazed at the temporary stage. When Ash told me that we were merely halfway I could not believe that the result could get better than this intermediate stage. I was wrong. The end result was fantastic. I cannot stop smiling since I had my veneers fitted and I attend the surgery regularly to keep up to date with my hygiene visits.
This is truly the best decision I have made and I would like to say a huge thank you to Ash and all his staff who are very caring, professional and passionate, and all of whom are no shorter than experts in their fields.
Thank you for literally putting a smile on my face.