This patient is a college professor in Westwood, California, and he wanted to clean up his smile. He felt that his broken down yellow teeth were giving him a grumpy look. He was very conscious about harming his natural teeth and wanted little to no grinding or drilling on his teeth. He heard about no-prep veneers called Lumineers by Den Mat Corporation and contacted Dr. Muslin about non-invasive porcelain veneers.
Bonding porcelain veneers is generally permanent. They should not ever come off. You can eat, brush and floss normally. The light transluces through the porcelain so the veneers look very natural in all lighting. They will age naturally with the patient, so Dr. Muslin recommends that all of them be done at the same time.
His treatment time was about 90 minutes long on two separate visits. Bonding porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns requires no shots although some patients would rather be numb, put on the headphones and watch the Cable TV sets mounted directly in the ceilings.
The picture on the left shows fractured teeth edges, stained cracks, yellow color and gaps between the teeth. The patient's bite is wearing down. The picture on the right shows the restored bite with little or no grinding on the teeth, non-invasive porcelain veneers, resulting in mouth reconstruction which is strong and will last for many years
First, his teeth were bleached using a system similar to Zoom, laser whitening, Biolase, Waterlase, or BriteSmile, a monitored take home system in which the whitening power is customized over time by Dr. Sam Muslin to maximize the whitening results. His lower teeth will not receive veneers so the whitening process must last a long time and get great results. He resides in the Brentwood - Santa Monica area and wanted the best care possible with as little drilling as possible.
This is a wonderful person with a natural smile that now gives his personality more life. He feels more confident and his wife says she got used to the new smile real fast. Non-invasive porcelain veneers is simple and totally comfortable.