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Pre-treatment full face smiling. Many patients who do not like their teeth have guarded their smile so long they don’t have a “natural smile” anymore.
Lips retracted, pre-treatment view. Note mismatching gum levels on central incisors.
Lips retracted, mouth open, pre-treatment view. Note mismatching gum levels on central incisors.
Light enamel preparation to make room for the porcelain veneers. Dark area at gums if the braided string (retraction cord) used to gently retract the gum tissue to make and impression or to fabricate temporary veneers.
Temporary veneers polished. Note the gum removal on the upper left central incisor. This is a very simple and painless procedure done to make the gumline level match.
Final porcelain veneers.
Final porcelain veneers with teeth together. Patient will resume bleaching to get the natural teeth to be as white as the veneers.
Final, full face smiling. Note: The patient now has a much more comfortable, natural smile.