As a cosmetic dentist, one of the absolute most satisfying parts of my job is the ability to give someone a new smile. Especially when it’s because the person has an important event coming up, like getting married! And that’s just what happened recently with our patients Michael and Becky. 🙂 Scroll beyond the photo to read their story.
A New Smile In Just 4 Weeks With Veneers
Becky referred her fiancé Michael to us in early March because they had planned their wedding for early April. While Michael was being your kind of typical guy (“Hey, I think my smile’s ok, right?”), Becky was hoping that we could brighten and straighten up his smile for their wedding pictures. And because Michael obviously loves Becky, he wanted to make her happy. Which we all think is really sweet of him. 😀 And to tell the truth, I totally get that! After all, I got 8 veneers bonded in just 4 days before my wedding in 2006.
So after some discussion, we agreed that veneers were also the best choice for Michael. Due to time constraints, they were really the ONLY option. Thankfully, we work with an absolutely superb dental lab based out in Oregon named Disa Dental Studio, with a true artist and ceramist, Bill Marais. Bill is quite literally known and respected for his work around the world, and we’re very fortunate to work with him. Even though the pressure was on, with less than 5 weeks from the time Michael first came in, Bill delivered a phenomenal work of art. We bonded in Michael’s veneers on Tuesday, and the wedding was the very next Saturday. Obviously, Michael had a lot more to smile about than his teeth, but that smile sure looks good on him!
Natural Perfection Through Imperfection
What makes for a perfectly natural-looking smile with porcelain veneers, bridges, implants, or crowns? One of the things that you’ll notice in Michael’s “After” photos, is that his veneers don’t look “perfect.” In other words, they aren’t perfectly smooth or even. Teeth on opposite sides aren’t perfectly symmetrical. There are slight variations in texture if you look closely, which breaks up the light just the way natural teeth do. These are some of the keys to creating a terrific looking smile that doesn’t look like it was created by anyone but Nature. And that’s why it’s so critical for a cosmetic dentist to work with an artistic ceramist. To create that kind of truly natural look takes amazing skill and patience.
Our goal is to make your smile look so good that no one ever says, “Hey, those are beautiful veneers!” No way! Our goal is to make them say, “Hey, you have a terrific smile!” and have zero idea that it isn’t perfectly natural. 🙂
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We’ll look forward to meeting you soon!