Today, there is a method that can replace lost tooth enamel and it can also correct the bite. This high tech type of dental porcelain it is also stronger and more stain resistant than tooth enamel. Small chins can look larger. Facial profiles are improved. Years of aging removed from the face and the proportions of the face can improve the overall appearance of the patient. This is the “New Age of Dentistry”.
He was considering porcelain veneers but did not want his teeth to be ground down. The non-invasive type of veneer tends to make the teeth look short and bulky. Then he discovered that he could have his tooth enamel restored, have white teeth without tooth grinding, and have his bite corrected.
We have all met people with strong personalities that think they can “pull it off” with terrible looking teeth. This man did not want glowing white teeth but also knew that professionally, his teeth held him back. Most patients with overbites have small chins and with this method of overbite correction, the chin will naturally look larger and the proportions of the face improved. This is the ultimate confidence building from the professional actor, professional athlete all the way to the rest of us. Just about everyone can benefit from this treatment.
Porcelain veneers are less expensive than VENLAY® restorations but veneers cannot correct the bite. To some patients, just getting veneers is what they can afford but to this man, the idea of correcting his bite and replacing the tooth enamel on the biting surfaces of his teeth was worth it.
What a concept, no grinding down healthy teeth, no shots and no temporary restorations. But, with a bad bite, headaches are more frequent, sleep problem are more frequent and as the teeth wear down the face and bite get shorter.
This patient was also able to see the final results in his mouth before the work was bonded. He could actually see the real finished porcelain in his mouth and walk around to see it in various types of lighting. And, he can change it if he wanted any changes. You cannot do this with surgery or braces or with a face-lift, or injectible facial fillers.
VENLAY® restorations are built right over the top of the patients natural healthy teeth. With his bite corrected, he experiences more jaw comfort, better chewing power, more room for his tongue and clear speaking ability.
Many patients have had bicuspid extraction type of orthodontics and the results were wonderful while others have short round faces, premature aging and small looking chins. The Face Lift Dentistry® method can give these patients wider smiles; corrected overbites and a larger looking chin because as the bite is “optimized” the chin position improves.
Only his upper teeth needed to be treated so this patient was able to get his new VENLAY® restorations to match the color of his natural lower teeth. By only treating the upper teeth, his bite was corrected without having to treat the lower teeth.
Dr. Muslin sincerely thanks this patient for allowing his face to be show to the public. This patient felt that the treatment was so fast and easy that he wanted to share how happy he was with the results.
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