Utilizing composite resin or ceramic veneers are two of the most sought-out dental treatments for patients seeking an esthetic upgrade in an everyday restorative practice. More often than not, patients come in asking for a smile design and the improvement of esthetics by means of ceramic veneers. In reality, the challenge when communicating with patients is unveiling the “why”? Why do patients think they would be a candidate for such restorative solutions?
So the way we typically communicate esthetic enhancements with patients is by singling out the reason behind their “esthetic unhappiness.” The areas we discuss are:
Through this visual essay, the reader will experience the patient’s mindset shift, as the patient presented with a very specific request: “I don’t like my teeth; I am here to get ceramic veneers.” We were able to meet the patient’s esthetic demands without the use of any restorative materials.
All it took was a modification of both shade and contour. Contour modification was accomplished by doing gingival crown lengthening utilizing a Waterlase iPlus unit, (while at it, a frenectomy was also performed), followed by optimizing tooth shade by means of tooth whitening. Utilizing the previously described “buyer’s journey,” the patient realized we could meet her expectations through a more conservative approach.
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