Tooth form and natural resting lip length, altered by tooth grinding habits resulting in shortening of the natural smile profile with weakened incisal edges, are now susceptible to chipping and more rapid breakdown. The posterior teeth also are more susceptible to wear without the protection of anterior guidance. This is the most common reason for needed restorative treatment of incisors in adults.
Slide (wax-up) Dr. Vince Meng creates the desired final result in sculpted wax on diagnostic models. Utilizing photos, deficiencies in length and form are recreated to blend with the functional requirements of the bite: hence, each case is custom designed to achieve the desired individual outcome for form and function.
Transitional restorations are created out of dental plastic to test that the desired design meets all the requirements prior to prescribing the contours to the dental laboratory.
Two weeks after placement, the finely finished restoration has excellent tissue adaptation and natural appearance. One of the biggest advantages of veneers over crown restoration is the ability to add strength without sacrificing valuable tooth structure.
Only 4 teeth are treated in this example with vital bleaching of the adjacent canine teeth. Smile profile can be further enhanced if and when posterior restorations are indicated for replacement.
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At Meng Dentistry we welcome all dental patients including those needing more complex dentistry. We provide the full range of Prosthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and general dentistry including, teeth whitening, esthetic bonding, dental veneers, crowns, bridges, removable prostheses (dentures and partials), maxillofacial prosthodontics (obturators), and dental implants. Call today to see how Meng Dentistry can transform your smile!