Nick came to see us for a consult to see if we can improve his smile. Nick had laminates placed about 15 years back and now they have chipped. Laminate’s that were placed back then were very opaque in color and for the time probably the best that was possible. Nick has multiple concerns that had to be addressed. 1st concern with Nick’s smile was dark color of the natural teeth which occurred as a direct result of tetracycline staining. 2nd concern with Nick’s smile was his congenitally missing lateral incisors which created large gaps between his teeth. The 3rd situation we encountered with Nick’s smile was excessive and uneven gum levels. Based on our smile analysis and our 3 dimensional imaging of the anticipated final outcome a blueprint was created to accomplish the smile makeover. 1st we corrected Nick’s gum levels in order to create ideal shaped teeth to match his facial features. 2nd, laminates were placed for 8 upper teeth. Since Nick had very dark colored teeth it’s critically important to place the right type of porcelain. If incorrect porcelain is placed teeth may look lifeless and overly opaque. Nick is an avid opera singer and when his smile makeover was completed he mentioned, “Not only does my smile look fantastic, it has made an improvement in my singing”.
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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.
To schedule a consultation, please call us at (212) 452-3344