Porcelain Veneers: Case 6
Chelsea came to my office in July for a consult for “smile design”. Her primary concern is that she feels that her anterior teeth are moving. She had orthodontics when she was younger but has noticed that her teeth are moving over the past five years. She had a retainer which she lost ten years ago. Patient was given numerous options for treatment including orthodontic retreatment. She refused orthodontic retreatment and was ok with maintaining the anterior diastema. Direct composite bonding was also offered for the four anterior incisors or the two peg laterals. Patient preferred porcelain veneers. Restoring peg-shaped laterals can be very challenging. Patients often request cosmetic treatments that require little or no tooth preparation. The public in general is demanding the preservation of natural tooth structure. Patients often present with small or malformed teeth in the esthetic zone that only required additive-type dentistry. “No prep” veneers are becoming a common place in many dental practices when increasing tooth size and shape is required to create a more attractive smile.