As a svelte and savvy former runway model in Germany, Elizabeth understood how vital first impressions and appearances were to her career. But, along with the glamour of her profession, there was also stress, and Elizabeth began to grind her teeth in response to all the pressure.
She noticed that her teeth were getting shorter and shorter, and eventually – when friends and family noticed as well – the progressive changes became a problem she wished to solve.
“I had uneven front teeth, and I was grinding a lot in the back,” said Elizabeth. “My upper jaw was a little more forward than my lower jaw, so my bite wasn’t matching up correctly. I wasn’t smiling as widely or loudly. I wasn’t too happy with it.”
Her general dentist, who performed routine dental work, told her she needed fillings replaced and would require new crowns. But, deep down, she knew that more extensive repair was necessary. So, she came to see us at NYC Smile Design.
In a young patient, this level of tooth loss as a result of grinding (bruxism) may require aggressive treatment, in their best interest, to reach the best outcome. After discussing the options, we agreed to a full-mouth reconstruction: every tooth in her mouth needed to be restored with full-coverage porcelain crowns to provide a new biting surface and give Elizabeth a flawless, natural look that would complete her runway look.