In the Before picture you will see heavy bruxims, tooth wear, grinding and clenching. Teeth broken off at the edges and cusp tips worn off. Very typical of most people in their 30's. Nice existing smile, but it could be a whole lot better - as can bee seen in the After picture.
She has tried to whiten her teeth, and bleach her teeth, but it did not last very long. Smile is narrow as her teeth angle toward the center of her mouth. Her bite is getting deeper as the tooth wear continues.
TMJ is getting more troublesome as her teeth wear down flatter and the bite deepens.
The before photo shows teeth facets, teeth grinding and uneven edges. The photo on the right shows a beautifuly restored natural looking smile after treatment with Santa Monica cosmetic dentist Dr. Sam Muslin's non invasive ultra thin porcelain veneers.
Upper arch took two visits and her teeth were saved. Little to no grinding on her natural teeth. No anesthesia necessary, no shots. These perfect Porcelain Veneers were specially done required no grinding. Another brand name for the treatment is Lumineers although, this brand was not used. Her teeth are now bonded with another layer which means there is much less sensitivity of her natural teeth.
Lower arch took two visits. Her bite was lifted and again non invasive porcelain veneers were used. Lifting the bite is a form of Face Lift Dentistry, but the purpose of the bite was to reposition her jaw back to where it was 15 years ago. As teeth wear down, the jaw position changes.
Perfect porcelain veneers has given this patient a new bite, new jaw position, healthy teeth, healthy gums, ideal smile, no tooth decay, whiter teeth that last, a wider smile that lasts, and the tooth structure that was worn off has been replaced.