One of the interesting things about Lisa is that she did not have the complex dentistry needs many of Dr. Sam Muslin’s patients have. Her smile is naturally beautiful. She has a balanced, comfortable bite.
However, her teeth were very sensitive to cold. For example, when she goes snow skiing, she experiences discomfort while breathing through her mouth. When she eats ice cream, the cold also bothers her teeth.
She did not know that the extra thermal protection provided by securely bonded porcelain veneers would lessen the sensitivity.
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Dr. Muslin, DDS, MAGD is Lisa’s father. She worked as a temporary assistant at his dental office. There, Lisa observed the superior level of care and the beautiful, natural looking smiles her father created. She saw patients with severe dental problems get quality assistance. She also noticed that Dr. Muslin got personally involved with actually molding the dental restorations.
That is what sets Dr. Muslin apart from cosmetic dentists who do Lumineers and other porcelain restorations. He helps create them. He also places the dental health of his patients first. Then the cosmetic procedures can occur.
In Lisa’s case, she received ten upper teeth no-grind porcelain veneers. Her lower teeth were not touched. The color of the veneers also matched perfectly to those natural lower teeth.
Lisa never believed that porcelain veneers would have the ability to make her upper lip appear fuller without using injections like Botox, and without surgery, stitches or pain. What happened was that Dr. Muslin angled the veneers a little more prominently than Lisa’s natural teeth. This provided her better lip support and slightly longer teeth. It caused the nice cosmetic affect on Lisa’s lips.
To further address tooth sensitivity (in addition to the extra layer veneers provide), Dr. Muslin uses an exclusive bonding technique that applies a power tooth desensitizer. As a result, Lisa’s teeth exhibited little to no sensitivity to cold.
In fact, Lisa said:
“I can eat ice cream without sensitivity and go snow skiing and breathe the cold air through my mouth in total comfort.”
Overall, the procedure was painless and Lisa was absolutely thrilled with the results. She went on further to say:
I now have natural white teeth, far less tooth sensitivity, a fuller upper lip, and a wider smile – all without tooth grinding.
Good work, Dad!
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA