The Magic of All Porcelain Dental Restorations: Veneers, Crowns, and Bridges.
When all porcelain dental restorations are done well the result can be truly magical! This blog explores combining all porcelain veneers, all porcelain crowns and all porcelain bridges to restore a smile to be more beautiful yet very natural in appearance. Porcelain fused to metal crowns were selected for the molars for added strength.
We had seen our patient for many years before she let us know that she wanted to do something to improve her smile. She didn’t want ridiculous and somewhat unnatural white teeth – just a full natural-looking smile. To achieve a result like this requires a talented dentist and dental team and a talented laboratory technician. Janet has been loving her smile for over six years and the restorations continue looking great.
Janet’s main concerns with her smile were the following:
- Gap between the front teeth
- Gaps on the lower right and left especially the large gap on the left that showed when she smiled.
- Gold crowns showing up at the corners of her smile
- Dark and uneven color of existing teeth.
- Desire for long lasting, beautiful teeth with a brighter but natural looking color
- Desire to show more upper teeth when she smiled
All porcelain dental restorations would help us address all of these concerns. To assist the lab with providing restorations that would meet all of Janet’s goals we did a series of photographs with different shade tabs. A video was used to show the lab the play of the patient’s lips over her teeth during speech and wen smiling, laughing, and enunciating several different sounds. Preliminary study models were taken and a wax up was completed to show the patient what could be achieved and to make custom temporaries. X-rays, and a comprehensive examination verified the health of the teeth and supporting structures.
Gum surgery could have been completed to even the gingival height on the front teeth but these areas did not show when she smiled and were not a concern for Janet. The overall result achieved with all porcelain dental restorations was aesthetically very pleasing and Janet’s care of her restorations and her teeth is excellent. Because of this the restorations will last a long time.
In our dental office, we strive to meet or exceed your expectations. We always offer a 5-year guarantee on porcelain dental restorations when our patients see our office for regular dental care including cleanings and examinations. If you are interested in this type of dental care to restore your smile or achieve your goals, our office would be happy to help! We enjoy offering the best dental care in a warm, caring and comfortable environment. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you!
Yours for better dental health,
Julie Gillis DDS, AAACD
Restoring Teeth/Restoring Smiles