When a patient has crooked teeth and wants straight teeth in a very short period of time, porcelain veneers can be a great alternative. The best cosmetic dentists have the ability to save the patients natural teeth by treating the crooked teeth with minimally invasive porcelain veneers.
Keep in mind that most cosmetic dentists will want to grind down the healthy tooth structure to place porcelain veneers. It is much harder to make ultra-thin prepless porcelain veneers look natural and to bond them into position. But, in order to have the best cosmetic dentistry, the health of the natural teeth must not be compromised. The best anti-aging dentistry protects the teeth rather than damage the teeth.
Crooked teeth have an aging effect on the appearance of the patient and can make the patient look less professional and less credible. Crooked yellow teeth make patients of any age look older and less desirable. These patients with crooked teeth want straight teeth without braces because they simply do not have the time to wear braces or Invisalign retainers for the next year or two. After Invisalign is completed, patients also need to wear retainers or the teeth can relapse. Additionally, Invisalign cannot improve the shape of the teeth, which is highly desirable with anti-aging dentistry. However, Invisalign does have benefits that need to be considered. Patients look older because their teeth are yellow and worn down. Anti-aging dentistry has the ability with porcelain veneers to not only change the shape of the teeth but also permanently improve the color.
Doctor Muslin sincerely thanks this patient for allowing him the privilege of showing his full face to demonstrate his treatment. This patient wanted straight teeth without braces, needles or shots. He did not want his teeth ground down to make them look straight. He said, “The other cosmetic dentists in Los Angeles wanted to grind down his healthy teeth”.
He has a genuine fear of dental treatment and found the internal strength to get 10 upper porcelain veneers in order to get straight teeth, with non-invasive dentistry. He says that this is “how to fix teeth without braces”. He also says that this was a great alternative to braces because he could have the larger looking teeth that he always wanted along with a wider smile. He said, “My teeth are whiter, my smile is wider and it was done so fast that even I am happy”.
He had crooked looking yellow teeth and wanted to have straight teeth without braces and without having to wear clear retainers. He did not want to wear any kind of orthodontic device. He did not want to wear retainers and was very afraid to have dental work done. He would say, "I am very nervous about having work done on my teeth and do not want them ground down". Even though a friend of his had the work done many years ago by Dr. Sam Muslin, he was still too nervous to move forward.
Finally, his mother saw Dr. Muslin at a speaking engagement at the Los Angeles Convention Center and she was in need of a lot of dental care. She started getting treated and he said it was finally his time for teeth straightening. He said, “This is the first dentist that ever made my Mother happy which is why he is the best cosmetic dentist in Santa Monica”.
At the initial consultation, he laid out the ground rules and made it clear how he felt, what were his concerns and what he expected. He wanted a natural smile with straight white teeth, no grinding down his natural teeth. Porcelain veneers stay white while teeth bleaching has to be done over and over for the rest of the patient’s life. Teeth bleaching can dissolve the enamel on the patient’s teeth and has a tendency to turn the teeth gray over time. He did not want to bleach is teeth repeatedly.
During the treatment appointment, he was very lively and nervous but soon relaxed in the chair and began watching the cable TV sets mounted into the ceiling directly above the dental chair. He had something to watch that captured his attention and was able to relax more while getting his treatment. Non-invasive porcelain veneers are a great alternative to braces for some patients and with other patients; braces would be a better choice. With over 30 years of experience with braces and with porcelain veneers, this cosmetic dentist can advise his patients which treatment would be the best for them. He can also discuss how each one would work, how long it would take and address the patient’s fears and concerns. The results of his work are one of the reasons that Dr. Sam Muslin was Awarded for 2012, LA’s Best Cosmetic Dentist.
After working with his own ceramist and using digital photos of the patient form many angles, Dr. Muslin is able to make the porcelain veneers right the first time. Dr. Muslin says that, "Most dentists send the impressions to a lab and never work on the porcelain themselves". "A lot of quality gets lost." By working on every patient’s porcelain veneers, bite reconstructions, neuromuscular dentistry, full mouth reconstructions and his exclusive Face Lift Dentistry® treatment, he is able to personally shape every single tooth to create is unique quality of care. His untouched and unaltered before and after photos of his porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns is why he was awarded as Best Cosmetic Dentist in Santa Monica for 2015 by LA's Best.
The next appointment, Dr. Muslin places the porcelain veneers that he personally shaped on the patient's teeth so the patient can approve how they look before they are bonded. The veneers can also be modified in color if the patient would like them a little darker or a little lighter. He quickly approved his new straight white teeth and the non-invasive porcelain veneers were bonded into place. He said, "Wow what a difference." "I can't believe I waited so long to get them done." "The treatment was so smooth, it was no big deal." "Thank you Dr. Muslin."
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