Veneers and the 3 most common mistakes | Best Dentist in Bhopal
Smile makeovers with veneers are becoming very general, and our patients are demanding them more often. Many dentists now offer this service to meet patient demand.
Veneers are a wonderful service that can have an important impact on our patients’ smiles and self-esteem, and can even be a life-changing event. But when done poorly these can be devastating for the patient and dentist.
Veneers can be one of the more technically challenging dealings dentists perform. They typically involve multiple teeth, affect the patients’ occlusion, and deal with multiple colors of tooth structure.
Common Mistake No. 1: Failure to address soft-tissue symmetry
In an ideal smile, the patient should have gingival symmetry. In the ideal maxillary anterior arch form the gingival heights of the center should be 1 to 2 mm apical to the laterals, with the canines at the same height or just slightly lower than the central, then a gradual shortening of the gingival form moving posteriorly. Failure to address the gingival symmetry before starting treatment can have an effect on the final esthetic outcome of the case.
Gingival changes can be made orthodontically or surgically. In a case where there is rotation and/or malposition of the teeth to be veneered, orthodontics is often the treatment method of choice.
Common Mistake No. 2: Failure to do a lab wax-up
Veneer cases can be very complex to design and achieve an optimal result. For years we ’ve necessary a lab wax-up of any veneer case we’re about to start, whether it is two or 20 veneers. The wax-up of the case allows the dentist to see the final visualization of the case. The wax-up can be duplicated and a preliminary prep model fabricated to allow the dentist to practice the prep design on a model before going to the mouth.
Common Mistake No. 3: Failure to work with an experienced esthetic ceramist
Porcelain veneers are an art form, and as much as we dentists would like to think that our wonderful preparations are what make beautiful veneers, we are in truth deeply reliant on our ceramists to create the real esthetics our patients want.