Susan from Aliso Viejo was unhappy with her front teeth and told her family dentist about it at her routine checkup. He advised doing four Aliso Viejo porcelain veneers for her, which she agreed to. After her dentist placed them she realized that they didn’t match her other teeth, and he agreed with her and offered to replace them for her. However after placing porcelain veneers for her a second time the new ones still didn’t match her other teeth. Unfortunately, this led to an argument between Susan and her dentist and she left the dental office without any porcelain veneers at all.
She came to our cosmetic dentistry practice pretty discouraged. “I shouldn’t have let him talk me into them the first place,” Susan told us. “I knew he was a family dentist, and had always taken good care of me and my family. And when he told me that he could do porcelain veneers for me I trusted he knew what he was doing. I was just so disappointed with the results both times that I just didn’t trust that he would ever make them look right. The color was off both times and they were way too thick.”
“They need not only to match, but they can’t be too thick and have to look real,” she exclaimed to Dr. Huefner. He assured Susan that he could match her other teeth and give her a great looking smile.
Dr. Huefner explained to Susan that for her Aliso Viejo porcelain veneers to look right that he would have to take into careful consideration many things. Of course matching the color of her other teeth was one of the things at the top of the list, but he would also need to make the four front teeth the right length for her face. The shape was important too, as he explained the many choices they would have to consider in the tooth shapes library. The translucency and surface texture were also details that would lend itself to the new Aliso Viejo porcelain veneers looking natural or artificial.
Susan started to understand the challenges and difficulty making natural looking porcelain veneers and that probably her family dentist or his ceramist just didn’t take all those things into consideration. Dr. Huefner and Susan worked through all of the design elements and her new Aliso Viejo porcelain veneers were completed two weeks later. Just as Dr. Huefner had said, Susan got to see her new Aliso Viejo porcelain veneers on her teeth to give him her written permission, and then Dr. Huefner permanently bonded them onto her teeth with the dental bonding laser.
Dr. Norman Huefner, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo cosmetic dentist, Orange County, CA