Reimagination (recreation) of a failed attempt to create gap closure with veneers.
Reimagination (recreation) of a failed attempt to create gap closure with composite veneers.
Presentation on first visit. Attractive young female patient originally had a large gap between two upper central incisors. Gaps were closed by another dentist using poor materials and a general lack of attention to details and finishing.
Composite 3D smile design to show potential achievable results.
Old composite veneers removed revealing patient’s natural teeth-that is the teeth as they were prior to having her gaps closed.
You will notice the upper right central incisor hangs low and displays too much gum tissue.
After laser gum surgery on the upper right front tooth and adjacent lateral incisor, the gum line is now even as per photo.
Conventional braces ‘orthodontics’ places to help close spaces and perfectly position teeth for the final result.
Invisalign was offered as an option however, the patient preferred braces due to lower cost and greater speed. (approximately 2 weeks to close gaps)
Whilst braces are still on, 2 weeks later, teeth are now evenly spaced to receive cosmetic dentistry.
After braces have been removed, teeth are more ideally positioned to receive veneers with the size of gap dramatically reduced.
This allows teeth to be the perfect width, unlike as in photo 1 where the two front teeth were excessively widened to ‘close the gap’.
Photograph showing the results after composite veneers have been placed on the upper, the lower teeth have been whitened and the lower incisal edges adjusted to provide a more pleasant display of the lower front teeth.
These changes improve the entire smile, by achieving perfectly proportioned teeth. Overall an excellent result!