After this patient's third orthodontic consultation, she told me she was not interested in braces or Invisalign and wanted another solution to straighten her lower front teeth. We chose porcelain veneers.
By selectivly removing tooth structure from the front of teeth positioned to far forward and from the back of the teeth positioned to far back, I was able to place porcelain veneers that made the teeth appear straight.
The procedure could not be completed without proper planning. I had wax placed on models of her teeth and shaped into the veneers to give me an idea of the final result prior to completing the procedure. I carefully considered the amount of tooth removal required and how to best add porcelain to give the appearance of straight teeth. The photos show the before and after results of six porcelain veneers.
In some cases this type of treatment cannot be completed without causing tooth sensitivity or damage to the tooth nerves. In this case there was very minimal sensitivity. It subsided after 1-2 months and the patient can now floss easily and has less food trapping between her teeth when she eats.
Robert Soto DDS