Like so many others, this man was not happy with his smile. After a consultation with Dr. Saylor, this patient agreed to accomplish Empress veneers on the ten upper front teeth.
We were able to create a more uniform and masculine smile by bonding veneers on 10 upper teeth with EMPRESS veneers. The key to the success of this case was to first create a “trial smile” in conventional temporary crown/bridge material. The shape and arrangement of the teeth were based on the diagnostic wax-up provided by the dental laboratory who will be fabricating the permanent veneers This trial smile gave the patient and Dr. Saylor a chance to see what the end result would look like in the patient’s mouth, rather than on a stone model. This technique also allows for adjustments before the permanent crowns are fabricated. We think the final result is beautiful! The Empress material is great for allowing light to pass through, giving the illusion of natural translucent tooth enamel. The material out of which dental prostheses are fabricated has a huge impact on the final result. We accomplished a major cosmetic overhaul with no orthodontics and minimal tooth preparation. This patient is now confident enough to flash a smile at anyone!