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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.

Elisabeth’s Story

The first procedure took a few hours to prepare the teeth for temporaries. Next, her permanent crowns were created, and the individual crowns were put on. And — “I walked away with a new smile!” But dental procedures do not always go perfectly the first time. “There was a little bit of trouble with one crown. Dr. Tabib managed to save the crown and fix the problem for me. He was able to, with very delicate measures, fix the problem and have me out of the office.” Elizabeth has a lovely, radiant smile now. “Being able to smile while showing teeth has been really wonderful. I keep getting a lot of compliments all the time on my smile. It really is amazing.”

Her treatment took five months to complete and also gave Elizabeth an appreciation of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. She is thrilled with her appearance and has begun exercising regularly. She even took up biking and used her trips to our office during her treatment to enjoy her new exercise routine! When asked how she feels about Dr. Tabib and the NYC Smile Design team, Elizabeth made her feelings known: “I’ve been with them over a decade. I’m very loyal. There was a time when I spent more time in Europe, and I went to a dentist there, and unfortunately, he messed up one of my teeth. Dr. Tabib fixed it for me. I don’t intend to go to another doctor again!”


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At NYC Smile Design, experienced New York City cosmetic dentists Dr. Elisa Mello and Dr. Ramin Tabib collaborate to provide you with comprehensive dental care and outstanding cosmetic dentistry results. Together they founded NYC Smile Design in 1994 and have been dedicated to providing life-changing dentistry ever since.
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