Porcelain Veneers Before and After

Planning to get that smile you’ve always dreamt of with porcelain veneers is a very exciting time. At The Dental Room, we believe in facially-driven smile design to create subtle differences to help enhance your overall appearance, while maintaining both the health and appearance of your smile for years to come. Together with our in-house ceramist Ms Chloe Park, Dr Shawn is changing the way porcelain veneers are delivered and are creating smiles that are natural and timeless. And the result? See for yourself with these porcelain veneers before and after pictures.

Client Concern

A model, influencer and Co-Founder of KIC. Steph would like her smile improved while keeping the veneers extremely discreet. Main concerns: movement of teeth after braces and the colour of the teeth.

Dentist Diagnosis

Relapse of upper front teeth. Teeth proportions are square and should be made slightly longer and slimmer. Shade of teeth.

Treatment

Smile Design. 10 upper porcelain veneers. To create better proportioned and positioned teeth that further enhance her appearance while remaining highly aesthetic and discreet.

Client Concern

Emily Venz visited us from Sydney to improve her smile. Working as a model, she was always insecure to show her smile on camera. She wanted a smile that she could feel confident about and that would help in advancing her modeling career. She wanted a bigger brighter more uniform smile that looked naturally bold.

Dentist Diagnosis

When you look at the smile and how it interacts with the face, we notice a disconnect and potential to improve. There is a lack of flow due to the large gaps/separations between teeth, what we call embrasures, she mentions them being “shark-like teeth”. The smile sits shy on the face, with not many teeth showing; the smile is very horizontal with not much height. The white spots on the teeth are a distraction.

Treatment

Virtual Consultations. Smile Design. Collaboration with a Sydney dentist for Invisalign realignment of lower teeth. Teeth whitening. 8 handcrafted porcelain veneers.

Client Concern

Khan is a professional CrossFit athlete who lives between Sydney and Iceland. He first connected with Dr Shawn virtually, where he mentioned concerns over the chipping of the edges and the colour of his teeth. The lateral incisors were rotated with the right one very yellow in comparison to the others. It was important for Khan that the new smile was refined and tweaked rather than changing his look completely.

Dentist Diagnosis

In the planning phase, we also felt that his smile was narrow and retroclined (angled in) towards the back - so we allowed for a slightly wider smile as it would have suited his stature. The back teeth on the left side sink in a lot more than the right side and we aimed to compensate for this by placing no prep veneers with varying thickness to compensate.

Treatment

Khan flew into Melbourne and within a week, we prepared the teeth, placed his temporaries and then replaced them with handmade porcelain veneers. The end result is very much Khan Porter - but with an elevated smile. Subtle improvements to shapes, positions and volume to create a lot more youthful, masculine and cleaner smile that we are all thrilled about.

Client Concern

Kaitlyn visited us from the Gold Coast to improve her smile. Working as a model, she was always insecure to show her smile in front of the camera. She felt her teeth were too small, setback and yellow. She wanted a bold yet naturally appearing smile that was still very much her (important in the modeling industry for obvious reasons).

Dentist Diagnosis

Discoloration/ yellowing of teeth that did not meet her expectionations with just teeth whitening. Wear of teeth - creating a gray shadow to the biting edges. Display of teeth was not ideal - teeth are setback and appear ‘shy’ and by repositioning the teeth and creating a bigger fuller smile, overall facial aesthetics could be enhanced.

Treatment

Virtual consultations. Smile Design. Teeth whitening. Minor gum recontouring and 8 porcelain veneers. Completed in 5 days. The end result is a smile that is whiter, fuller and bolder but still very much her.

Client Concern

Jessica was born with 8 missing teeth. She lives in the Mornington Peninsula and travelled to see us, as she wanted to to improve her smile in time for her wedding. Growing up with missing teeth had a profound impact on her. For Jessica, achieving a new and beautiful smile was an absolute priority. She had patiently awaited the perfect moment, searched for the right team, and, at long last, her dream of radiantly smiling on her wedding day was about to come true.

Dentist Diagnosis

This complex case first required multidisciplinary treatment - first we organized orthodontic correction to optimise the teeth positions; followed by crown lengthening by a periodontist to even up the gum levels and place implants. After a few months to allow for stabilisation, we then finalised the case with a combination of porcelain veneers, bridges and implant crowns to create a smile that is naturally beautiful and suits her perfectly.

Treatment

Orthodontics by Dr Doug Lee at Peninsula Orthodontics. Periodontics by Dr Jessica Wei at The Perio Centre. Handcrafted porcelain veneers, bridges and implant crowns by The Dental Room.

Client Concern

Jane is an absolutely lovely lady from the Mornington Peninsula who was referred to The Dental Room by her daughter who also recently completed her smile makeover. Jane had not been happy with her smile for a long time and watched them gradually worsen - but she never felt right doing things for herself - always putting her family first . With her daughter’s wedding coming up, she felt now was the time.

Dentist Diagnosis

We set out on a mission to reset the clock of years of crowding, wear and revising past dentistry. As her bite had over closed due to the wear, we lacked space to place veneers and did a snap Invisalign treatment to open up the bite anteriorly. Upon gaining space, 10 porcelain veneers were placed to reset the smile. By adding volume and length, we are able to create a fuller profile that exudes youth.

Treatment

Invisalign 10 x Porcelain veneers Smile design

Client Concern

This beautiful Sydney client Melanie came to see us to improve her smile with very specific concerns. The asymmetry in shapes bothered her - particularly she liked the upper left canine and lateral shapes and wanted to copy them onto the right side. She wanted us to create better symmetry and improve to a brighter shade but without looking fake.

Dentist Diagnosis

During consultation, we felt that the smile disappeared toward the back and a broader smile could be achieved with minimal prep posterior veneers. The front two teeth are quite dominant in the smile - appearing slightly bucky and we could improve the proportions to create a smile that flowed well.

Treatment

Overall with just 8 aesthetic porcelain veneers and gum recontouring, completed within one week! The smile appears brighter, fuller and more balanced from left to right yet having a very natural look and very importantly, not overdone.

Client Concern

We had the pleasure of consulting with Nicola, who had a few dental concerns that she wanted explored and fixed prior to her upcoming wedding. Her main concerns were the discolorations and chipping of the front two teeth - appearing yellower and darker compared to the rest - as they had root canal treatment previously and could not be whitened. She wanted to do things the right way, did not want quick fixes and it was important that the final smile looked very natural.

Dentist Diagnosis

We felt that the main distractions with Nicola’s smiles centered around the upper front four teeth. Her central teeth appear obviously discolored and sitting higher than the adjacent teeth due to previous dentistry and wear of the edges - resulting in a squarish shape compared to the adjacent teeth. We felt that all the remaining teeth could be just whitened and not need further work - this would save her money to put aside for her wedding and would still give a stunning result without too many biological risks.

Treatment

Smile design. Snap invisalign Treatment(3 months) to fix lower crowding. Teeth whitening. Gum recontouring. 4 porcelain veneers. Notice how the color integrates, the proportions are proper and the 4 veneers do not stand out, but integrates well with her smile - this is always our goal no matter how many teeth we treat.

Client Concern

Matt is a client from Sydney on a journey of self improvement. And as part of this journey, he was looking to improve his smile. After countless repairs to an existing dark front tooth and a previous veneer/ smile makeover design that did not meet his vision, he came to us for help.

Dentist Diagnosis

Matt had a dark front tooth that dentists had tried to mask over the years. What we were left with to work with was not much! He also realised that his teeth were wearing down from clenching / grinding and appeared short.

Treatment

Gum recontouring. Porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers.

Client Concern

Petra, hailing from Sweden, had major dentistry due to an accident about 20 years ago and she bore the aftermath of a significant dental trauma, losing two upper front teeth and enduring a badly chipped one. But unfortunately there were no records of the type of implants systems used - which made the prosthetic work less straightforward. Countless hours were spent meticulously planning, seeking the perfect components while aligning with Petra's vision.

Dentist Diagnosis

With persistence, we replaced the existing work with new zirconia implant crowns, a zirconia crown, and 7 porcelain veneers, crafted to Petra's exact specifications. Witnessing her brighter, wider, and youthful smile, precisely as she envisioned, was immensely fulfilling.

Treatment

Zirconia implant crowns, 1 x Zirconia crown 7 porcelain veneers.

Client Concern

Aisha Jade is an entrepreneur, model and social media influencer who had porcelain veneers done in Sydney a few months prior to her visit at The Dental Room. Unfortunately, the previous veneers did not meet her aesthetic expectations. She felt that the veneers look bulky and overpowering. After multiple adjustments and revisions with the Sydney dentist, she gave up and came to us for help. Understandably traumatised, Aisha wanted to return her teeth to its ‘original look’. She knew exactly what she wanted and was wanting to work closely with me and Chloe, our master ceramist to have them restored.

Dentist Diagnosis

Overcontoured porcelain veneers. Front two teeth dominate the smile. Does not meet Aisha’s aesthetic expectations.

Treatment

Virtual cosmetic consultations. Smile redesign Removal of 8 existing porcelain veneers and replacement with 10 handmade porcelain veneers. This case reminds us that not all veneers are created equal, and the importance of a process that allows for predictable and realistic results. Our unique process and having our ceramist in house and heavily involved from the get go delivers the highest quality with the most predictable results each and every time. Treatment time: 5 days (international client)

Client Concern

An LA based Actress and Model. She was concerned about her ‘Gummy smile’ and noticed she was not showing much teeth when smiling. Would like a bigger brighter smile that fits for television.

Dentist Diagnosis

A beautiful smile frame within which the teeth display is poor with only 4 teeth displayed when smiling. Excessive gum display which increases posteriorly. “Reverse’ smile’. Teeth excessively covered by the lower lip. Buccal corridor is deficient. Teeth shape/size suits facial profile. Shade of teeth to be improved.

Treatment

Smile Design. Crown lengthening / gum repositioning to correct ‘gummy smile’ followed by 10 upper porcelain veneers. The aim here was to reposition the teeth ‘up in the smile. It gives the appearance that the teeth are properly positioned in the face and not disappearing in the smile frame. 5 day turnaround to fit in with international travel schedules.

Client Concern

Natasha had two small lateral incisors - what we call ‘pegged laterals’. Post braces, she had resin bonding on them to create a wider silhouette. Being resin, they discolored easily. She always felt that the way her braces were finished was not perfect - with the teeth on the left side sitting higher than the right side. It was important that the smile still remained familiar and not overdone.

Dentist Diagnosis

This is a super complex case where there were many small details which all needed to be addressed. Natasha’s had pegged (narrow) upper lateral incisors that had been resin bonded are discolored. If you look closely, the midline is also slanted to her left. In fact, the entire left side of her smile is slanted upwards compared to the right. Overall, we felt that the teeth were too small for her jaw/and overall appearance, and felt that she could carry a bigger and broader smile.

Treatment

Teeth whitening. Removal of existing resin bonding on lateral incisors. A combination of 10 minimal-and no prep porcelain veneers - with precise control of lengths to fix cant. The end result is one that is more balanced - the smile is not lopsided any more. It exudes maturity while remaining very familiar and not overdone. We really liked being given the artistic freedom to keep or lose as many elements of her original smile as we felt necessary.

Client Concern

We first met George in the second half of 2023. Despite being a confident and charismatic man, he carried a self-consciousness about his smile. As a leader in a sales-related role, he aspired to have a smile that would elevate him, enabling him to present the best version of himself. He sought something discreet and natural, targeting as few teeth as possible, steering clear of an overdone look.

Dentist Diagnosis

The upper left lateral incisor being severely set back meant that going straight to veneers was not an option. Orthodontics treatment either with Invisalign or traditional braces would be required to bring this tooth into the arch; followed by porcelain veneers as an option. The posterior teeth are sunken resulting in a smile that lacks breath. His front four teeth are worn down and appear short and small. We do however, like the prominence and pointed edges of the canines - they exude masculinity and suit him. Yellowing of teeth.

Treatment

3 months of orthodontic treatment with fast braces, we brought forward the once-hidden lateral incisor (tooth 22) while simultaneously widening the smile. Teeth whitening. 4 minimal prep veneers. The end result is once that exudes confidence and masculinity; and most importantly suited his charisma.

Client Concern

Bridget is a lovely client (and a marathoner) from Sydney who I met about three years ago pre-COVID. She felt her teeth were short - having been worn down from a combination of clenching/grinding and her occlusion (the way her top and bottom teeth and jaw came together). The back teeth appeared small and narrow and she wanted a slightly fuller smile.

Dentist Diagnosis

Her teeth needed realignment prior to veneers; so Invisalign treatment was first coordinated at a dentist local to her. After orthodontics, we reassessed.

Treatment

10 aesthetic porcelain veneers

Client Concern

Nyssa noticed obvious asymmetries - the midline was skewed to her left and the smile was sitting higher on her left against her lip line. The front 6 teeth dominate the smile while back teeth appear small. The proportions of the upper right bridge were not right. Her existing resin bonding was failing - with discolorations and cavities between some teeth despite Nyssa’s meticulous home care.

Dentist Diagnosis

A rather complex case due to the previous dentistry in early years. After a series of consults and planning sessions, we removed the old dentistry, did some crown lengthening and gum reshaping and placed a combination of veneers and bridges to re-establish all her upper teeth - with improved facial harmony, improved symmetry between left/right, a fuller smile and improved proportions - taking this smile to a whole new level. The real power of a smile makeover process must lie in the way the smile translates onto the face. And here is another full face transformation created with beautiful ceramics for our lovely client Nyssa.

Treatment

Removal of old dentistry Crown lengthening Gum reshaping Porcelain veneers + bridges to upper teeth

Client Concern

Vicki had extensive composite resin bonding on her upper and lower teeth - unfortunately never quite meeting her aesthetic expectations from day one. Over the years, although she kept perfect oral hygiene - the resin became discolored, making the smile look very ‘dirty’ for someone in their late 20s. She was feeling very embarrassed about her teeth and just wanted to be able to smile confidently again.

Dentist Diagnosis

The aesthetic concerns are obvious with the discolorations of the resin. Very importantly, due to the bulk and deterioration of the resin, there was tooth decay and gum inflammation around the resin edges. A complete overhaul of the existing resin was required and replaced with either new bonding or porcelain veneers.

Treatment

Removal of all resin bonding. Removal of cavities. Minor gum work. Prepared and replaced with 20 upper and lower porcelain veneers. Having learnt a lot from her previous poor dental experience, Vicki was very clear about the look she wanted to create and we love that! Ceramist Chloe worked very closely with her to perfect every little corner and detail to her specifications. And we are happy to report that Vicki now has a smile she is proud of, they are healthy and will function well into the future.

Client Concern

This beautiful client Sarah came to us from the Geelong area to improve her smile. She had resin bonding placed on 10 upper and 10 lower teeth (done elsewhere) that did not meet her expectations. She was embarrassed to smile, always hiding her smile in photos and came to us hoping for a smile that she could be proud of, with the use of natural porcelain veneers.

Dentist Diagnosis

Midline is not vertical - it is canted to her left. Gum levels are not symmetrical. Poor overall aesthetics due to overcountoured resin bonding - teeth appear bulky and boxy.; and the shade / discolorations. Cavities and gum inflammation due to poor resin adaptation.

Treatment

Removal of all resin bonding. Restore health of teeth and gums. Gum recontouring. 10 upper porcelain veneers - with the lower to be done as a second stage in the near future. The smile is bigger, brighter and the additional length of the teeth invokes youth. There is better harmony and balance and the brightness that she chose suits her while not screaming out veneers.

Client Concern

Chris wanted a bit of “oomph” with his new smile, without doing too much and it looking out of place.

Dentist Diagnosis

A challenging smile design to seamlessly integrate the treatment of 6 teeth into the surrounding teeth’s colour, shape, texture and overall design. Also add in a dark root treated tooth to the mix and we had a real challenge.

Treatment

Veneers created for just 6 teeth that seamlessly integrate with the rest of his teeth. The smile is also a lot less strained as a result.

Client Concern

Caitlyn’s main concern was that her teeth had always looked small and gappy - she felt that they were ‘child-like'. making her feel very self conscious of her smile. She wanted me to improve her smile with naturally inspired porcelain veneers ; orthodontics or surgery was not an option.

Dentist Diagnosis

In Caitlyn’s case, simple gum recontouring was not adequate. Due to the anatomy of her gum tissues, crown lengthening surgery was completed to simultaneously reduce gum display and increase teeth and posterior display. We then waited 3 months for the gums to settle in their new position. 10 upper and 4 lower porcelain veneers.

Treatment

Gum recontouring. Crown lengthening surgery. 10 upper porcelain veneers. 4 lower porcelain veneers.

Client Concern

Gordan, a client in his 60s, had strict instructions for a discreet makeover. He had worn down teeth and the edges of his top teeth were razor sharp - his tongue would get cut every time they met. He felt he had ‘lost his smile’ and wanted improvement as long as it was super discreet and the shade change was subtle.

Dentist Diagnosis

Both his upper and lower teeth had all worn down and were razor sharp and sensitive. The ‘collapse’ of his bite had also caused a collapse to the lower third of the face. The loss of facial volume also made the lips fall over the teeth, resulting in him showing less teeth. The entire smile needed to be rebuilt. The goal was to restore lost tooth structure to make them aesthetically pleasing, make it more visible, functionally sound and to respect the client's brief of discretion.

Treatment

Treatment time: 1 week This case required all 28 teeth to be rebuilt in porcelain restorations. We first built the height of the lower teeth to increase the vertical dimension of the teeth, then designed the upper teeth to improve the lip position and restore the anterior aesthetics. The bite has also been recalibrated to reduce further wear issues.

Client Concern

Carlie visited us from Brisbane to improve her smile. Carlie did not like the shape of her teeth - the front two teeth appear especially wide and the canine (eye teeth) too pointy. They looked gappy and the edges of the teeth were all lined up at different heights.

Dentist Diagnosis

The aim of treatment was to create a smile that interacted and complemented the natural beauty of Carlie; without overpowering it. Using just 8 porcelain veneers, the smile was redesigned.

Treatment

8 porcelain veneers

Client Concern

Madeline, a beautiful midwife, came to us unhappy with the resin bonding on her front 4 teeth. She was getting married and wanted me to replace the resin bonding with porcelain versions and ideally did not want to have more than the 4 teeth done.

Dentist Diagnosis

There is a disconnect between the front 4 teeth and the others. The resin bonding has severely discolored; while the rest of her teeth have a slimmer profile, the front 4 are overcontoured, boxy and appear bulky.

Treatment

Teeth whitening Removal of resin bonding 4 x porcelain veneers

Client Concern

Jane, a client from Brisbane, got in touch wanting to improve her smile. So we got on a virtual consultation. One of her main concerns was the alignment of the teeth - particularly that the edges of the front teeth were not in line with each other and that some teeth were rotated. Teeth straightening using orthodontics was not an option for her. She also felt her smile was somewhat narrow and wanted to broaden her smile.

Dentist Diagnosis

We worked very closely with her to create 8 porcelain veneers that completely addressed all her concerns and in a style that she exactly desired. The end result is a smile that is in alignment, brighter and broader while still keeping the essence of the smile she started with.

Treatment

Smile Design. 8 porcelain veneers.

Client Concern

This beautiful client in her 20s had resin bonding placed on her front 6 teeth elsewhere. She had been unhappy with her smile ever since and wanted us to replace with porcelain veneers that looked real and natural.

Dentist Diagnosis

The client had learnt to hide her smile with her top lip - never showing too much of her teeth - resulting in a very horizontal smile with a short dental display. They are obviously very discolored. The teeth are not in ideal proportions - appearing generally short and squarish at the front. The resin bonding has been heavily overcontoured, resulting in a bulky appearance at the front - with the back teeth disappearing from sight. There is a cant / slope to the smile - with the upper left teeth sloping upwards.

Treatment

We removed all the bonding; cleaned up the underlying teeth, did some minor gum reshaping and placed 8 porcelain veneers custom designed. The details and character of the teeth mimic what she had before with improved shade, shape and form. Now, there is youth and vitality to the smile and just like that, she now does not hide her teeth with her lips - and she can now smile with freedom.

Client Concern

A model and Instagram influencer from Gold Coast. She’s concerned about the discoloration of her resin bonding and small chip on the front tooth. Also want to improve the overall shape and reduce the gaps between teeth. Hesitant to get veneers previously as she was afraid they would end up looking fake. Want highly natural aesthetics.

Dentist Diagnosis

Existing teeth and smile generally suit the facial profile. Dominance of central incisor. Incisal embrasures ‘gaps’ are not ideal. Axial inclinations not ideal – smile shys away. Failed resin bonding on right central incisor. Teeth shade.

Treatment

Smile Design. 10 upper porcelain veneers that have created subtle changes to effect an enhanced smile that is youthful, balanced and has good flow. Particular care was taken to not overdesign the smile to keep changes minimal but impactful. Turned about within one week before Ashton returned to Gold Coast with her new smile.

Client Concern

Nevena is a Sydney client who reached out to us to improve her smile with porcelain veneers. Her main concerns were the alignment and shapes of the front 4 teeth. Orthodontic correction (including Invisalign) was not an option for her.

Dentist Diagnosis

Rotations of the front two teeth - resulting in the dental midline shift and poor interaction with lower lip. Dominance of the front two teeth within the smile. Reverse type smile. Increased gum display on her right compared to the left.

Treatment

5 day turnaround. Gum reshaping 8 porcelain veneers. The aim of treatment was to create a nice smile that was balanced and in harmony with the lower lip. The two front teeth are not as prominent . The dental midline is corrected to be in line with the face and there is better symmetry between the left and right sides of the smile.

Client Concern

The client's concerns and make subtle but intentional improvements that enhance the way the smile appears in the face and fix their dental insecurities.

Dentist Diagnosis

We borrowed spaces between the front 6 teeth to create front teeth that were better proportioned. We then created completely prepless veneers on the premolars on both sides to widen the smile and create more balance. Overall with 10 veneers, the smile appears brighter, fuller and more balanced from left to right yet having a very natural look.

Treatment

Borrowed spaces between the front 6 teeth to create front teeth that were better proportioned. Prepless veneers. 10 porcelain veneers.

Client Concern

This beautiful client Jakleen had waited years to improve her smile; super fearful that the end result would end up looking ‘fake’ and not suit her.

Dentist Diagnosis

Jakleen had a minor accident when younger that resulted in chipping of the front two teeth. These had been fixed with resin bonding previously but kept chipping away. She also felt that the back teeth were ‘sinking in’ and wanted us to fill out her smile. She was very self conscious of her smile, always feeling that her smile aged her.

Treatment

Gum reshaping. 10 handcrafted minimal preparation porcelain veneers. Chip fixed. Balance restored. Color enhanced. Gum harmony.

Client Concern

This super amazing client Naomi, in her early 30s from Gippsland, had such a happy, easygoing bubbly personality; so much so that it was hard to believe that she did not like to smile. She had been self conscious about her smile for decades and was now ready to change how she felt about her smile.

Dentist Diagnosis

Naomi is showing a lot more gum on one side than the other. The teeth on that side are also sitting further along the lower lip than the other side. Then there is asymmetry between the front and back teeth - with the front teeth appearing to stand out in the smile while the back teeth are set back and disappear - creating a narrow smile. The proportions of the teeth are all over the place. Let’s now look at the smaller details: The two lateral incisors are tiny pegged teeth underneath some discoloured resin bonding which she had always disliked the appearance of.

Treatment

Combo of flapless crown lengthening. Gum recontouring. Minimal prep veneers in the front. Modified veneers ‘creneers’ on the pegged laterals and no prep veneers at the back to place the teeth in the right space.

Client Concern

‘My smile is all over the place’ – Model & social influencer.

Dentist Diagnosis

Invisalign treatment to reposition teeth was provided as an option but the client was looking for a quicker solution.

Treatment

Teeth whitening and 10 upper porcelain veneers to ‘reposition’ teeth for a more fluid appearance.

Client Concern

Chelsea was unhappy with the appearance of resin bonding on her front 4 teeth done at another dentist. Since having them a few years prior, there have been constant maintenance issues such as chipping and discolorations. She came to us wanting a maintenance free option that would also satisfy her aesthetic expectations but be done in a minimal fashion.

Dentist Diagnosis

Failed resin bonding. Gum levels are uneven. General shade of all teeth.

Treatment

Removal of resin bonding. Teeth whitening. Gum reshaping. 4 minimal prep porcelain veneers seamlessly blended in with the natural teeth. The end result will be a smile that is healthy, requiring basic maintenance and will be beautiful for many years to come. Treatment time : 5 days

Client Concern

Krisela came to us with concerns of her gummy smile, the shape and colour of her front teeth and the gaps between these teeth. She has had invisalign treatment in the past and confessed to us that she was not being committed to the process. Would like a quick fix to the issue.

Dentist Diagnosis

Increased gum display over front 4 teeth. Teeth proportions are squarish and should be slightly longer and slimmer. Fix alignment and gaps between teeth. Shade of teeth.

Treatment

Smile design. Teeth whitening. Gum reshaping. Six porcelain veneers. When doing a smaller number of veneers, it is very important that the veneers are created in such a way that they appear seamless against the backdrop of the natural teeth.

Client Concern

Lara felt that her front two teeth were very wide and prominent in the smile with the teeth beside (lateral incisors) very small. This created a ‘bucky’ appearance that Lara was always self conscious about.

Dentist Diagnosis

Less than ideal proportions of teeth Spaces between laterals and centrals Shade of teeth Gum positions and asymmetry

Treatment

Teeth whitening Gum reshaping 6 minimal preparation porcelain veneers By improving the proportions between the front teeth with the ceramic work, closing the spaces and enhancing the color, we created a balanced smile that fixed her primary concern of a bucky appearance.

Client Concern

This very sweet client Chloe came in with her mum wanting a natural looking smile. She felt that she showed too much gums and her teeth appeared short - some more than the others, and did not like the shapes of the teeth. She has had very limited success with resin bonding done elsewhere and was looking for more permanent options.

Dentist Diagnosis

Adequate broadness posteriorly. Gummy smile. Unsatisfactory resin bonding. Square shaped teeth that could be better proportioned. Shade of teeth.

Treatment

Smile Design. Gum reshaping and 10 porcelain veneers. Notice how we balanced as many factors as possible to create a harmony between her smile and her face - the smile needs to suit the face and vice versa. And this is where getting the smile design right is key. Total treatment time: One month

Client Concern

Meaghan visited us from regional Victoria seeking improvements to her smile. She felt her teeth had shortened gradually over the years and was showing less and less teeth whenever she smiled; they were getting translucent at the edges and she did not feel good about smiling anymore. She wanted me to inject some ‘youth’ into the smile.

Dentist Diagnosis

Worn teeth at risk of further deterioration / chipping / breaking. Narrow smile. Shade of teeth - whitening had limited benefit - which is typical of worn down teeth.

Treatment

10 porcelain veneers were placed to make a smile a touch wider, a bit longer and brighter. Very importantly, by restoring the lost tooth structure, the teeth will not be stronger and not chip away. Meaghan chose to be heavily involved in the design and customisation of her smile. Every corner, every angle, the translucencies were all controlled to give Meaghan a truly customised result that she was thrilled with.

Client Concern

Fiona had resin bonding on her front two teeth done elsewhere. She felt they were big and bully compared to the adjacent teeth. She was getting married in a few months, wanted porcelain veneers and the budget allowed for 6 porcelain veneers to get her smile wedding ready!

Dentist Diagnosis

Overcontoured resin bonding on central incisors. Poor proportions of adjacent lateral incisors. Uneven gum shapes and heights. General shade of teeth.

Treatment

Teeth whitening. Removal of existing resin bonding on front two teeth. Gum reshaping. 6 porcelain veneers to blending tin to the surrounding teeth, making it seem like she was born with these teeth.

Client Concern

Claudia had an accident when younger which resulted in the fairly extensive chip on the left central incisor - which had been discolored for years.

Dentist Diagnosis

Resin discoloration on the front tooth. Front two teeth are too wide and square spaced. Lateral incisors were comparatively ‘small and short’ due to excess gum display above them. Overall lack of flow in that anterior segment of the smile due to uneven gum levels, incisal lengths and embrasures.

Treatment

Teeth whitening. Gum reshaping to even out the gum levels and create better proportioned teeth shapes. 6 porcelain veneers. Treatment completed in 5 days. Outstanding ceramic work by our ceramist Chloe - We love the incisal edge details / translucencies that mimic nature so beautifully; and there is a seamless flow between natural back teeth and veneered anterior teeth. As with all our work, we work hard on making the dentistry work hardly noticeable.

Client Concern

After decades of feeling embarrassed to smile and visiting other dentists who basically kept ‘patching’ her teeth up, Brea came to us desperate for help. She wanted a bright but natural smile that maintains her identity with a smaller gap between the front two teeth. She felt her teeth let her down and was committed to doing everything it takes to get a stunning result.

Dentist Diagnosis

Severely compromised dentition which has resulted in a smile that is not just aged way beyond her age, but also at risk of being lost due to poor health. Poor health of gum and teeth due to gum disease, decay in multiple teeth/ existing fillings. Poor alignment of teeth. Shape and shade of teeth.

Treatment

There were many facets to getting this smile right. Using the overarching principles of HEALTH before ALIGNMENT before VENEERS, we first got the gum and teeth into good health by gum therapy and removal of existing fillings/resin bondings where necessary. Once the health was stabilised, Brea underwent three months of Invisalign treatment to help realign her teeth into the perfect positions to then receive 10 upper and 6 lower porcelain veneers. We encourage individuality and purposely left a smaller gap between the front two teeth that makes her smile unique to her.

Client Concern

Lucy was unhappy with the appearance of her teeth due to poor aesthetic outcomes with previous dental work done elsewhere. Her smile had let her down for a very long time and she wanted us to improve the appearance with porcelain veneers.

Dentist Diagnosis

Failing resin bonding. Discolourations. Teeth proportions are not ideal - generally short and square, with the front two teeth dominating the smile.

Treatment

Cavities restored to health. Gum recontouring to improve the teeth proportions. 8 porcelain veneers to perfect the proportions and symmetry, simultaneously creating a whiter, brighter smile that exudes youth and vibrancy in a natural way.

Client Concern

Leah is a busy mum of 4 from the Mornington Peninsula and the Director of @growinghearts who first consulted with Dr Shawn virtually during the first COVID lockdown. She came to us wanting to freshen up her smile. It was important to her to keep the essence of the original smile while creating a fuller, younger and fresher look. She felt her teeth had worn down and looked short due to clenching/grinding activity, and would like to regain lost teeth using porcelain veneers. She did not want a Hollywood look!

Dentist Diagnosis

Worn teeth due to clenching and grinding. Alignment of teeth is good. Shapes and sizes of teeth and gum were not ideal. Shade of teeth. All of the above contributed to an aged dental appearance.

Treatment

Smile design. Gum recontouring. 10 upper and 2 lower porcelain veneers. Treatment time: 3 days

Client Concern

Carly is a beautiful young lady from the Mornington Peninsula area who has felt embarrassed to smile for more than 20 years. Her main concerns were that the side ‘eye teeth’ were discolored and have been progressively getting loose. She had not sought treatment prior as she had dental phobia due to previous experiences. She wanted a naturally beautiful smile that she could be proud of.

Dentist Diagnosis

2 deciduous ‘baby’ canines that were loose, discoloured and would have to be removed and replaced. Teeth shapes. Narrow smile. Resin bonding on the front two teeth unsatisfactory. Worn teeth. Upper and lower teeth alignment issues.

Treatment

Smile design. Invisalign upper and lower teeth over six months to correct the alignment of her upper and lower teeth. Teeth whitening. Gum reshaping. 10 porcelain veneers and bridges. Total treatment time was approximately seven months in total

Client Concern

Sarah is such an easygoing client, who came to us having recently completed two porcelain veneers on her front two teeth and she was unhappy with the way they looked. They were overly bulky and made her front two teeth ‘bucky’. The veneers look dense and heavy within the smile. She wanted us to replace these veneers with new ones that ‘fitted’ into her smile.

Dentist Diagnosis

Two porcelain veneers that were aesthetically unsatisfactory. Front two teeth under the veneers are too far forward and would need to be set back with Invisalign prior to new veneers .Otherwise too much tooth would need to be removed to fit the front two teeth within the smile. The unaesthetic outcome is because this is an orthodontic issue that was not corrected prior to veneer placement.

Treatment

Smile redesign. Invisalign treatment for three months to set back the front two teeth. Teeth whitening. Removal of two porcelain veneers, replaced with four porcelain veneers to create a more balanced smile between the anterior and posterior sections. Our goal whenever we do any smile makeover is to create no seams between what is done and the surroundings. Total treatment time: 4 months

Client Concern

Helen was referred to us by her friend who had just completed an Invisalign treatment with us. All through life, Helen had a secret dental wish, but was always put in a too hard basket. She never really thought that anything could be done to improve her smile, and had given up hope. But after seeing the great results her friend had achieved, Helen came to us to recreate a new smile that is glamorous, bright and youthful.

Dentist Diagnosis

Teeth alignment and bite issues. Dental midline is canted to the patient’s right. Narrow smile. Shape and proportions of teeth. Shade of teeth. Wear of teeth. Aged smile.

Treatment

The teeth and bite were far from being in an ideal position to receive porcelain work straightaway. If we did not reposition the teeth, the final vision would be compromised from an aesthetic and health point of view. Helen started treatment with 6 months of Invisalign treatment. Followed by gum recontouring and 16 upper and lower porcelain veneers. While a brand new smile was created here, the results exceed the physical appearance – we managed to change her mindset and how she feels when looking in the mirror every morning. Total treatment time: 7 months

Client Concern

Jordan was involved in a biking accident a year ago; resulting in trauma to the front two teeth; fixed elsewhere with resin bonding. She had since become extremely conscious of her smile; the resin was clearly visible, did not match and not symmetrical. It was very important that any work we did involved minimal further reduction of tooth and the results were completely seamless.

Dentist Diagnosis

Resin bonding that fails to meet aesthetic expectations.

Treatment

Removal of existing resin bonding. Teeth whitening. No prep porcelain veneers on two front teeth. Look closely and you notice the depths and effects within the veneers - matched perfectly to the rest of the smile. Our goal is always to make the dentistry really hard to spot - seamless integration.

Client Concern

Sammi is a beautiful client from Torquay who reached out looking to replace her 6 front porcelain veneers placed 20 years ago. She felt that the gums had receded and she could now see where the veneers finished and it was time to rejuvenate the smile. It was very important to her that the new smile felt and looked very natural; and did not scream out VENEERS!

Dentist Diagnosis

6 existing porcelain veneers - shade is dense and heavy within the smile. Uneven gum heights. Gum recession Teeth shapes and proportions. Grinding / clenching.

Treatment

Gum reshaping. 10 porcelain veneers and 1 ceramic crown. The end result is a harmonious smile that exudes youth and confidence without looking fake.

Client Concern

Tori had two front teeth porcelain veneers placed elsewhere. She wanted them replaced as she felt that they did not meet her aesthetic expectations. Unfortunately we have seen too many clients referred to us for revision because they were not happy with the initial results. Hence we always recommend clients to do plenty of research before committing to the procedure, as it’s important to think it twice and do it right the first time. Not all veneers are the same, and the cheaper option could often end up costing more emotionally and financially.

Dentist Diagnosis

Two unaesthetic porcelain veneers. Gummy smile anteriorly. Teeth alignment of front 4 teeth. Shade of teeth.

Treatment

Teeth whitening. Removal of two existing porcelain veneers. Gum recontouring. Replaced with 4 porcelain veneers. Treatment time: 3 weeks.

Client Concern

Client wanted to improve the overall appearance of her smile, with her main concerns being that the second tooth on either side of the front teeth are very small and pointy.

Dentist Diagnosis

Pegged lateral incisors - congenital abnormality in shape resulting in a cone shaped tooth that is not in balance with the teeth beside and creates a visual disturbance to smile. The canines (eye teeth) stick out resulting in a somewhat aggressive appearance. The colour of the teeth could be improved.

Treatment

Smile design. Teeth whitening followed by just two veneers on the pegged laterals and reshaping of the eye teeth. With expert precision, our ceramist matches the two veneers into the rest of the smile. The sign of great work is when the veneers disappear into the smile. Total treatment time: Two weeks

Client Concern

Mel’s main concerns centred around her front four teeth. She was involved in an accident at a young age that resulted in her front two teeth broken half way down. They had since been built up by resin bonding which lasted very well, but she was never satisfied with the aesthetics of those two front teeth.

Dentist Diagnosis

Front two teeth have discolored. Resin bonding and are too prominent within the smile. Lateral incisors (those to the side of the front tooth) are small in size and not in proportion to other teeth. Gaps between front and side teeth. Very good oral hygiene. All other teeth did not need any work.

Treatment

Smile design. Teeth whitening Removed resin bonding on front two teeth and replaced with 4 porcelain veneers. These veneers have not only improved the overall aesthetic; they were also designed to wrap around the tooth and restore strength around the front two teeth.

Client Concern

Daniel, in his early 40s, felt ashamed of the poor state of his teeth all through his life. A couple of events in his personal life, was the catalyst to start feeling good about himself. His main concern was the right central incisor that was dark; but was highly motivated to overhaul his smile. He gave us free reign on the process and design of his new smile.

Dentist Diagnosis

Complex dental complications present including decay, wear, gum asymmetries, a narrow smile, bite issues among many other dental problems. Also a very challenging part of this case was the very dark front tooth that needed to be masked and blended into the smile - a decision was made to retain the tooth.

Treatment

Multidisciplinary treatment planning. Smile design. Periodontal (gum) treatment Invisalign orthodontic treatment for 9 months to correct the bite. Dental Implants. Using a combination of porcelain veneers and crowns, we were able to adequately block the dark colored front tooth and seamlessly blend this in with the new smile. There is so much more to each before and after that you see. Behind each of our cases is hours of passion, planning, detailed execution and tons of love. Treatment time: 14 months

Client Concern

Client was concerned about her ‘Bunny teeth’ and the colour of her teeth.

Dentist Diagnosis

Front two incisors dominating the smile. Wear of teeth. Narrow smile. Teeth shade. These result in a tired smile that is not in harmony with the face.

Treatment

Smile Design. 10 upper porcelain veneers designed and positioned perfectly to re-establish youthfulness. We established the youthful appearance primarily by creating better proportioned teeth, widening the smile and improving the shade. Many say that your teeth should not be brighter than the whites of your eyes. But not in all cases in my opinion. In this case, we went a lot brighter and it worked well.

Client Concern

24 year old businessman / entrepreneur. Client was concerned about his short and uneven teeth. Canine was too ‘pointy’. ‘Gappy’ between teeth. Teeth not white enough despite teeth whitening.

Dentist Diagnosis

Dental midline cant. Irregular shapes and positioning of teeth. Worn teeth (short). Narrow smile. Teeth shade.

Treatment

Smile Design. Teeth whitening to improve the shade of the bottom teeth. 8 upper porcelain veneers characterised to create a proud masculine smile. Particular attention was paid to designing the veneers that allow for better function to reduce continued wear of the front teeth. Important to note that there are nuances with creating veneers for men vs women that a highly skilled ceramist is attuned to.

Client Concern

Client from New South Wales. Extremely self-conscious of smiling. Would like a bright white smile.

Dentist Diagnosis

Generalised wear and breakdown of all anterior and posterior teeth resulting in loss of cheek and jaw support – contributing to an aged appearance.

Treatment

Smile Design. Full occlusal analysis. Smile Lift using full mouth zirconia crowns and veneers to rebuild her smile. Support was restored to the cheeks and lower third of the face which creates a more youthful appearance – smile lift. We gave her a big white smile that she never had but wanted all through life.

Client Concern

Actress on ‘Neighbours’ and on The Block 2022. Conscious of how her smile looked on camera.

Dentist Diagnosis

Beautiful smile frame bordered by full lips. Healthy teeth and gums. Dental midline canted to the right and not coincident with facial midlines. Teeth proportions are normal. Teeth alignment issues. Teeth slightly hidden by lower lip. Shade of teeth.

Treatment

Smile Design. Teeth Whitening. 10 upper porcelain veneers to recreate a smile that shys away to one that will wow on camera. The design of the smile was applied to improve the 3 components of a smile: alignment , colour and shape with the aim of creating youth and vibrance to compliment her beauty.

Client Concern

Sydney client. Entrepreneur @thecosmeticlounge and mum of 3 children. Client has had Invisalign treatment with her local dentist to correct the positioning of her teeth. Would now like to perfect her smile with porcelain veneers. She was concerned about the shape and size of her front teeth and the colour of her teeth. Wants a perfect smile and pushes the boundaries of brightness without looking fake. Had a very good idea of the ‘look’ she wanted to achieve.

Dentist Diagnosis

Anterior teeth dominate the smile and are asymmetrical. Teeth have a square shape – slighter longer and slimmer teeth would better suit the facial profile. Upward cant (tilt) of the left side compared to the right side. Narrow smile. Shade of teeth.

Treatment

Smile Design. 10 upper porcelain veneers with the main aim of restoring balance and proportions to ‘clean up’ the smile frame. A beautiful bright shade with lots of vitality and detail that sits perfectly on the face. 1-week turnaround.

Client Concern

Client was unhappy with the results of porcelain veneers she got from another clinic and would like to have them replaced.

Dentist Diagnosis

Poor health of underlying tooth and gums due to poor fit of veneers. Unsatisfactory aesthetics and health achieved.

Treatment

Smile re-design. Removal of existing 6 porcelain veneers and replacement with 10 upper porcelain veneers bring this smile back to life. It is very important to understand that if porcelain veneers are not created with respect to biology and aesthetic principles, you may end up with a very undesirable result.

Client Concern

A travel enthusiast who loves living the good life but has always been conscious of her smile.

Dentist Diagnosis

Severely compromised dental aesthetics anteriorly and loss of posterior support. The shade of the teeth, wear and lack of lip / cheek support create an ‘aged’ profile. Bite issues.

Treatment

Smile Design with detailed occlusal analysis. A full mouth case using a combined treatment approach of: lower teeth invisalign, 10 upper porcelain veneers, 8 lower porcelain veneers and a few posterior implant crowns. Created harmony within the face and re-establish youthfulness in a natural way by placing the veneers in a way that increases support to the muscles of the lower third of the face. When you do this, you inadvertently ‘lift’ the face. I insisted we do not replace the existing gold work – it adds character and interest to the smile. 6 month treatment time.

Client Concern

Would like to have her smile perfected with porcelain veneers in time for her wedding in a year’s time.

Dentist Diagnosis

Upper right central incisor would require significant tooth reduction if positioning was not corrected prior to veneer placement with Invisalign. Golden proportions not ideal – with lateral incisors small. Canines masculine shape. Incisal embrasures are not ideal. Lower teeth – spacing between lower anteriors due to tongue thrust habit.

Treatment

Smile Design. Invisalign treatment for 3 months to close spaces in lower teeth. Followed by 10 upper porcelain veneers to emphasise a feminine smile while still keeping the character of the original smile. Perfectly natural.

Client Concern

This amazing client Nadine had been self-conscious about her smile all through life. She felt her teeth were small and gummy, especially towards the back of her mouth - where she hardly shows any teeth and gum. Nadine’s dream smile is one that’s bright yet natural and a lot less gummy.

Dentist Diagnosis

CROWN LENGTHENING treatment was required. A three month period allowed the gums/bone to heal and stabilise in their new positions. We then placed 10 porcelain veneers to improve the aesthetics in a natural way.

Treatment

Crown Lengthening 10 Porcelain veneers

Client Concern

Ann had a good smile but wanted it perfected in time for her wedding. For a long time, she was self conscious about the appearance of her front 4-6 teeth.

Dentist Diagnosis

Uneven gum shapes and heights. The lateral incisors (beside the 2 center teeth) appear short and square with the edges looking angular - creating a somewhat harsher/ more masculine appearance to the smile.

Treatment

Teeth whitening. Gum recontouring. 6 minimal preparation veneers - 0.2mm tooth reduction. Minor but impactful tweaks to her smile to even up the shades, shapes and proportions) while keeping the essence of her natural anatomy and beauty. Treatment time: 7 days

Client Concern

Alina is a beautiful young lady who had resin bonding (done elsewhere) to improve her smile. Unfortunately in just a few months of having the treatment, there were an endless number of issues. After numerous visits to ‘fix them’, she gave up and came to The Dental Room for a solution.

Dentist Diagnosis

Resin bonding that failed to meet client expectations. Cavities and gum inflammation due to poor resin treatment. Discolorations and general shade.

Treatment

Removal of resin bonding. Restoring teeth and gums to health with fillings and gum treatment. Gum recontouring. 10 porcelain veneers to widen and bring youth back to the smile. Her new smile suits her perfectly. Very importantly it will bring health to her teeth for years to come without many maintenance issues. Treatment time: 1 month

Client Concern

Eve, in her 20s, visited us from Bendigo, regional Victoria. She had a couple of minor accidents when younger which resulted in chipped front teeth - replaced with resin bonding. Ever since that accident she never felt good about the appearance of her smile. Eve wanted a bigger, brighter yet natural looking smile.

Dentist Diagnosis

Inadequate resin bonding. Midline not straight. Overall shade of teeth. Shapes / alignment of teeth.

Treatment

Lower teeth whitening. 10 porcelain veneers. The proportions and shapes of the teeth were improved; the colour enhanced to a whiter yet natural look. The energy that this smile now exudes is perfectly suited to her personality. Treatment time: 7 days.

Client Concern

This beautiful client came to me after years of walking around with veneers that she hated and really thought there was no other option for her. She felt beat down, like she would never really smile again. Her exact words to me were “these veneers feel SO big and like they do not belong in my mouth.”

Dentist Diagnosis

6 'Chiclet type’ veneers - overbuilt and dense white. Front teeth canted/sloped towards her right. Narrow smile posteriorly. Cavities and gum disease due to overbuilt veneers / food traps.

Treatment

Removal of 6 existing veneers. Replacement with 9 new porcelain veneers. The end result is a smile that is more symmetrical, more lifelike and in harmony with the face. Adding veneers on the side teeth enhance the continuity of her smile from front to back. Cases like these are an important reminder to clients that not all veneers are the same.

Client Concern

Hayley’s main concerns centred around the colour of her teeth and also the upper front 4 teeth. The 2 central incisors had resin bonded sections that were very obvious and discolored. The right lateral incisor also sticks out.

Dentist Diagnosis

Resin bonding. Mildly gummy smile anteriorly.

Treatment

Smile design - creating a smile that is perfectly imperfect. Teeth whitening. Gum recontouring. 6 upper porcelain veneers.

Client Concern

Tara is a client from the Mornington Peninsula. She felt that the look of her smile was ageing and wanted a naturally youthful smile to make her feel good about herself. The front two teeth are porcelain veneers she had (done elsewhere) - she felt they were big . She wanted more for her smile but for years, had been hesitant to seek treatment worried that they would look fake. It was important for Tara that the end result did not look fake and that the final smile still maintained her identity.

Dentist Diagnosis

Existing 2 porcelain veneers were too wide - creating a bucky appearance and the shade was too opaque. Worn down teeth. Shade. Gum positions and shapes. Aged appearance to the smile.

Treatment

Gum reshaping. Removal of 2 existing front veneers. 10 Handcrafted porcelain veneers to hit the refresh button on Tara’s smile. What we really like is that we have kept many existing characteristics of the original smile within the new one; helping us achieve a smile that was still very much her - just more youthful and vibrant. Treatment time: 14 days

Client Concern

This sweet client in her 20s was generally happy with her smile except for a few concerns. The main concern being the shapes/size and setback of the two upper lateral incisors. She also felt that the gaps between adjacent teeth were too large and made the smile look disjointed. She came to us because it was important that her new smile keep most of the characteristics of her current smile - she wanted an improved version and NOT a transformed version.

Dentist Diagnosis

Asymmetry central incisors. Lateral incisor alignment; proportions and gum positions. ‘Gaps’ between adjacent teeth (what we call Embrasures) are not ideal; disturbing the flow of the smile against the lower lip. Colour of teeth. Note that the client would not like to go too bright.

Treatment

Smile design. Teeth whitening 2 weeks. Gum recontouring to reposition gums to ideal. 8 ultra natural porcelain veneers with inclusions to ensure visual identity of smile is maintained.

Client Concern

Client has had porcelain veneers redone twice within 6 months by a local dentist in Sydney NSW and is unhappy with results achieved. Would like them replaced.

Dentist Diagnosis

‘Tic tac’ veneers. Facial planes and biology have not been respected and resulted in overcontoured porcelain veneers that are unaesthetic and unhealthy. When veneers are too big, they cause lip incompetence – where the lips don’t close and words can become hard to pronounce.

Treatment

Smile redesign. Removed all existing veneers and replaced with 10 new porcelain veneers. Having had veneers done for the third time within 6 months, she was obviously traumatised and it was important that we restored her faith in the dental profession. Our experienced master ceramist is able to skillfully create an illusion of much smaller teeth – this was critical in the success of the case. Look closely at the natural characteristics such as translucency added to the veneers to mimic nature.

Client Concern

A University student and model. Client feels that her smile is getting in the way of her modelling career. Would like a WOW smile without looking unnatural.

Dentist Diagnosis

Worn dentition. Inadequate teeth display when smiling. Straight smile line which does not follow the contours of the lower lip. Failing resin bonding. Worn posterior teeth – resulting in overall loss in vertical height. Shade of teeth. A smile that looks aged way beyond her age.

Treatment

Smile Design. Smile design and occlusal analysis. Teeth whitening. Full mouth rehabilitation using posterior onlays followed by 16 upper and lower porcelain veneers to cover worn enamel, regenerate what was lost and re-establish youth and vibrancy to the smile. Veneers are not just ‘cosmetic’, they are functional dental restorations that if used properly can enhance the bite and longevity of your natural teeth.

Client Concern

Client was looking for a discreet solution to improve her overall smile. She was hoping to replace her resin bonding with porcelain veneers for a cleaner and more permanent solution.

Dentist Diagnosis

Beautiful smile frame bordered by full lip profile. Failing resin bonding. Tooth shapes and proportions are not ideal.Smile line does not follow the contour of the lower lips. Buccal corridor ideal. Shade of teeth.

Treatment

Smile Design. 10 upper porcelain veneers to replace resin bonding to create a clean and youthful smile while remaining extremely discrete with the final appearance.

Client Concern

This client (in her 20s) had resin bonding placed 3 years ago at another dental clinic, however they didn’t meet her aesthetic expectations. They had discolored over a short period of time and they appeared ‘dirty’ and wanted to replace them with porcelain veneers to give her a naturally youthful and ‘clean’ appearance.

Dentist Diagnosis

Existing resin bonding with unsatisfactory aesthetic and health. Midline canted to the left and not in line with facial midline. Canted smile with the right side lower than the left. Gum asymmetry.

Treatment

Smile design. Gum recontouring. Removed all resin bonding. Replaced with 8 upper porcelain veneers to create a naturally youthful smile. Note how we have adjusted the cant so that the smile looks balanced on both the right and left sides. Also note the corrected midline in proportion to facial midlines. The end result is a cleaner, youthful and longer lasting treatment outcome.

Client Concern

Client in her Mid 20s, general concern about the shape and colour of her teeth.

Dentist Diagnosis

Teeth shape. Teeth alignment. Shade of teeth. Aged smile way beyond her natural age.

Treatment

Smile Design. Teeth whitening. 10 upper porcelain veneers to improve the smile appearance without losing its identity. A veneer shade much more appropriate in the 20s with some natural characteristics.

Client Concern

Patient came to us from the Mornington Peninsula area, wanting a fuller, brighter smile with better shaped and proportioned teeth. The edges of her teeth were thinning away which created a shadow at the edges of the front teeth. Ash had done a lot of research about porcelain veneers prior to her visit with us and knew exactly what she wanted in her new smile.

Dentist Diagnosis

Translucency at edges of teeth due to wear. Shape and proportions can be improved to ideal. Alignment. Narrow buccal corridors - narrowing of smile posteriorly All the above resulted in an aged smile.

Treatment

Smile design. Teeth whitening. Gum reshaping. 10 upper porcelain veneers with a high degree of customisation by client.

Client Concern

A model, influencer and Co-Founder of KIC. Steph would like her smile improved while keeping the veneers extremely discreet. Main concerns: movement of teeth after braces and the colour of the teeth.

Treatment

Smile Design. 10 upper porcelain veneers. To create better proportioned and positioned teeth that further enhance her appearance while remaining highly aesthetic and discreet.

Dentist Diagnosis

Relapse of upper front teeth. Teeth proportions are square and should be made slightly longer and slimmer. Shade of teeth.

Client Concern

Emily Venz visited us from Sydney to improve her smile. Working as a model, she was always insecure to show her smile on camera. She wanted a smile that she could feel confident about and that would help in advancing her modeling career. She wanted a bigger brighter more uniform smile that looked naturally bold.

Treatment

Virtual Consultations. Smile Design. Collaboration with a Sydney dentist for Invisalign realignment of lower teeth. Teeth whitening. 8 handcrafted porcelain veneers.

Dentist Diagnosis

When you look at the smile and how it interacts with the face, we notice a disconnect and potential to improve. There is a lack of flow due to the large gaps/separations between teeth, what we call embrasures, she mentions them being “shark-like teeth”. The smile sits shy on the face, with not many teeth showing; the smile is very horizontal with not much height. The white spots on the teeth are a distraction.

Client Concern

Khan is a professional CrossFit athlete who lives between Sydney and Iceland. He first connected with Dr Shawn virtually, where he mentioned concerns over the chipping of the edges and the colour of his teeth. The lateral incisors were rotated with the right one very yellow in comparison to the others. It was important for Khan that the new smile was refined and tweaked rather than changing his look completely.

Treatment

Khan flew into Melbourne and within a week, we prepared the teeth, placed his temporaries and then replaced them with handmade porcelain veneers. The end result is very much Khan Porter - but with an elevated smile. Subtle improvements to shapes, positions and volume to create a lot more youthful, masculine and cleaner smile that we are all thrilled about.

Dentist Diagnosis

In the planning phase, we also felt that his smile was narrow and retroclined (angled in) towards the back - so we allowed for a slightly wider smile as it would have suited his stature. The back teeth on the left side sink in a lot more than the right side and we aimed to compensate for this by placing no prep veneers with varying thickness to compensate.

Client Concern

Kaitlyn visited us from the Gold Coast to improve her smile. Working as a model, she was always insecure to show her smile in front of the camera. She felt her teeth were too small, setback and yellow. She wanted a bold yet naturally appearing smile that was still very much her (important in the modeling industry for obvious reasons).

Treatment

Virtual consultations. Smile Design. Teeth whitening. Minor gum recontouring and 8 porcelain veneers. Completed in 5 days. The end result is a smile that is whiter, fuller and bolder but still very much her.

Dentist Diagnosis

Discoloration/ yellowing of teeth that did not meet her expectionations with just teeth whitening. Wear of teeth - creating a gray shadow to the biting edges. Display of teeth was not ideal - teeth are setback and appear ‘shy’ and by repositioning the teeth and creating a bigger fuller smile, overall facial aesthetics could be enhanced.

Client Concern

Jessica was born with 8 missing teeth. She lives in the Mornington Peninsula and travelled to see us, as she wanted to to improve her smile in time for her wedding. Growing up with missing teeth had a profound impact on her. For Jessica, achieving a new and beautiful smile was an absolute priority. She had patiently awaited the perfect moment, searched for the right team, and, at long last, her dream of radiantly smiling on her wedding day was about to come true.

Treatment

Orthodontics by Dr Doug Lee at Peninsula Orthodontics. Periodontics by Dr Jessica Wei at The Perio Centre. Handcrafted porcelain veneers, bridges and implant crowns by The Dental Room.

Dentist Diagnosis

This complex case first required multidisciplinary treatment - first we organized orthodontic correction to optimise the teeth positions; followed by crown lengthening by a periodontist to even up the gum levels and place implants. After a few months to allow for stabilisation, we then finalised the case with a combination of porcelain veneers, bridges and implant crowns to create a smile that is naturally beautiful and suits her perfectly.

Client Concern

Jane is an absolutely lovely lady from the Mornington Peninsula who was referred to The Dental Room by her daughter who also recently completed her smile makeover. Jane had not been happy with her smile for a long time and watched them gradually worsen - but she never felt right doing things for herself - always putting her family first . With her daughter’s wedding coming up, she felt now was the time.

Treatment

Invisalign 10 x Porcelain veneers Smile design

Dentist Diagnosis

We set out on a mission to reset the clock of years of crowding, wear and revising past dentistry. As her bite had over closed due to the wear, we lacked space to place veneers and did a snap Invisalign treatment to open up the bite anteriorly. Upon gaining space, 10 porcelain veneers were placed to reset the smile. By adding volume and length, we are able to create a fuller profile that exudes youth.

Client Concern

This beautiful Sydney client Melanie came to see us to improve her smile with very specific concerns. The asymmetry in shapes bothered her - particularly she liked the upper left canine and lateral shapes and wanted to copy them onto the right side. She wanted us to create better symmetry and improve to a brighter shade but without looking fake.

Treatment

Overall with just 8 aesthetic porcelain veneers and gum recontouring, completed within one week! The smile appears brighter, fuller and more balanced from left to right yet having a very natural look and very importantly, not overdone.

Dentist Diagnosis

During consultation, we felt that the smile disappeared toward the back and a broader smile could be achieved with minimal prep posterior veneers. The front two teeth are quite dominant in the smile - appearing slightly bucky and we could improve the proportions to create a smile that flowed well.

Client Concern

We had the pleasure of consulting with Nicola, who had a few dental concerns that she wanted explored and fixed prior to her upcoming wedding. Her main concerns were the discolorations and chipping of the front two teeth - appearing yellower and darker compared to the rest - as they had root canal treatment previously and could not be whitened. She wanted to do things the right way, did not want quick fixes and it was important that the final smile looked very natural.

Treatment

Smile design. Snap invisalign Treatment(3 months) to fix lower crowding. Teeth whitening. Gum recontouring. 4 porcelain veneers. Notice how the color integrates, the proportions are proper and the 4 veneers do not stand out, but integrates well with her smile - this is always our goal no matter how many teeth we treat.

Dentist Diagnosis

We felt that the main distractions with Nicola’s smiles centered around the upper front four teeth. Her central teeth appear obviously discolored and sitting higher than the adjacent teeth due to previous dentistry and wear of the edges - resulting in a squarish shape compared to the adjacent teeth. We felt that all the remaining teeth could be just whitened and not need further work - this would save her money to put aside for her wedding and would still give a stunning result without too many biological risks.

Client Concern

Matt is a client from Sydney on a journey of self improvement. And as part of this journey, he was looking to improve his smile. After countless repairs to an existing dark front tooth and a previous veneer/ smile makeover design that did not meet his vision, he came to us for help.

Treatment

Gum recontouring. Porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers.

Dentist Diagnosis

Matt had a dark front tooth that dentists had tried to mask over the years. What we were left with to work with was not much! He also realised that his teeth were wearing down from clenching / grinding and appeared short.

Client Concern

Petra, hailing from Sweden, had major dentistry due to an accident about 20 years ago and she bore the aftermath of a significant dental trauma, losing two upper front teeth and enduring a badly chipped one. But unfortunately there were no records of the type of implants systems used - which made the prosthetic work less straightforward. Countless hours were spent meticulously planning, seeking the perfect components while aligning with Petra's vision.

Treatment

Zirconia implant crowns, 1 x Zirconia crown 7 porcelain veneers.

Dentist Diagnosis

With persistence, we replaced the existing work with new zirconia implant crowns, a zirconia crown, and 7 porcelain veneers, crafted to Petra's exact specifications. Witnessing her brighter, wider, and youthful smile, precisely as she envisioned, was immensely fulfilling.

Client Concern

Aisha Jade is an entrepreneur, model and social media influencer who had porcelain veneers done in Sydney a few months prior to her visit at The Dental Room. Unfortunately, the previous veneers did not meet her aesthetic expectations. She felt that the veneers look bulky and overpowering. After multiple adjustments and revisions with the Sydney dentist, she gave up and came to us for help. Understandably traumatised, Aisha wanted to return her teeth to its ‘original look’. She knew exactly what she wanted and was wanting to work closely with me and Chloe, our master ceramist to have them restored.

Treatment

Virtual cosmetic consultations. Smile redesign Removal of 8 existing porcelain veneers and replacement with 10 handmade porcelain veneers. This case reminds us that not all veneers are created equal, and the importance of a process that allows for predictable and realistic results. Our unique process and having our ceramist in house and heavily involved from the get go delivers the highest quality with the most predictable results each and every time. Treatment time: 5 days (international client)

Dentist Diagnosis

Overcontoured porcelain veneers. Front two teeth dominate the smile. Does not meet Aisha’s aesthetic expectations.

Client Concern

An LA based Actress and Model. She was concerned about her ‘Gummy smile’ and noticed she was not showing much teeth when smiling. Would like a bigger brighter smile that fits for television.

Treatment

Smile Design. Crown lengthening / gum repositioning to correct ‘gummy smile’ followed by 10 upper porcelain veneers. The aim here was to reposition the teeth ‘up in the smile. It gives the appearance that the teeth are properly positioned in the face and not disappearing in the smile frame. 5 day turnaround to fit in with international travel schedules.

Dentist Diagnosis

A beautiful smile frame within which the teeth display is poor with only 4 teeth displayed when smiling. Excessive gum display which increases posteriorly. “Reverse’ smile’. Teeth excessively covered by the lower lip. Buccal corridor is deficient. Teeth shape/size suits facial profile. Shade of teeth to be improved.

Client Concern

Natasha had two small lateral incisors - what we call ‘pegged laterals’. Post braces, she had resin bonding on them to create a wider silhouette. Being resin, they discolored easily. She always felt that the way her braces were finished was not perfect - with the teeth on the left side sitting higher than the right side. It was important that the smile still remained familiar and not overdone.

Treatment

Teeth whitening. Removal of existing resin bonding on lateral incisors. A combination of 10 minimal-and no prep porcelain veneers - with precise control of lengths to fix cant. The end result is one that is more balanced - the smile is not lopsided any more. It exudes maturity while remaining very familiar and not overdone. We really liked being given the artistic freedom to keep or lose as many elements of her original smile as we felt necessary.

Dentist Diagnosis

This is a super complex case where there were many small details which all needed to be addressed. Natasha’s had pegged (narrow) upper lateral incisors that had been resin bonded are discolored. If you look closely, the midline is also slanted to her left. In fact, the entire left side of her smile is slanted upwards compared to the right. Overall, we felt that the teeth were too small for her jaw/and overall appearance, and felt that she could carry a bigger and broader smile.

Client Concern

We first met George in the second half of 2023. Despite being a confident and charismatic man, he carried a self-consciousness about his smile. As a leader in a sales-related role, he aspired to have a smile that would elevate him, enabling him to present the best version of himself. He sought something discreet and natural, targeting as few teeth as possible, steering clear of an overdone look.

Treatment

3 months of orthodontic treatment with fast braces, we brought forward the once-hidden lateral incisor (tooth 22) while simultaneously widening the smile. Teeth whitening. 4 minimal prep veneers. The end result is once that exudes confidence and masculinity; and most importantly suited his charisma.

Dentist Diagnosis

The upper left lateral incisor being severely set back meant that going straight to veneers was not an option. Orthodontics treatment either with Invisalign or traditional braces would be required to bring this tooth into the arch; followed by porcelain veneers as an option. The posterior teeth are sunken resulting in a smile that lacks breath. His front four teeth are worn down and appear short and small. We do however, like the prominence and pointed edges of the canines - they exude masculinity and suit him. Yellowing of teeth.

Client Concern

Bridget is a lovely client (and a marathoner) from Sydney who I met about three years ago pre-COVID. She felt her teeth were short - having been worn down from a combination of clenching/grinding and her occlusion (the way her top and bottom teeth and jaw came together). The back teeth appeared small and narrow and she wanted a slightly fuller smile.

Treatment

10 aesthetic porcelain veneers

Dentist Diagnosis

Her teeth needed realignment prior to veneers; so Invisalign treatment was first coordinated at a dentist local to her. After orthodontics, we reassessed.

Client Concern

Nyssa noticed obvious asymmetries - the midline was skewed to her left and the smile was sitting higher on her left against her lip line. The front 6 teeth dominate the smile while back teeth appear small. The proportions of the upper right bridge were not right. Her existing resin bonding was failing - with discolorations and cavities between some teeth despite Nyssa’s meticulous home care.

Treatment

Removal of old dentistry Crown lengthening Gum reshaping Porcelain veneers + bridges to upper teeth

Dentist Diagnosis

A rather complex case due to the previous dentistry in early years. After a series of consults and planning sessions, we removed the old dentistry, did some crown lengthening and gum reshaping and placed a combination of veneers and bridges to re-establish all her upper teeth - with improved facial harmony, improved symmetry between left/right, a fuller smile and improved proportions - taking this smile to a whole new level. The real power of a smile makeover process must lie in the way the smile translates onto the face. And here is another full face transformation created with beautiful ceramics for our lovely client Nyssa.

Client Concern

Vicki had extensive composite resin bonding on her upper and lower teeth - unfortunately never quite meeting her aesthetic expectations from day one. Over the years, although she kept perfect oral hygiene - the resin became discolored, making the smile look very ‘dirty’ for someone in their late 20s. She was feeling very embarrassed about her teeth and just wanted to be able to smile confidently again.

Treatment

Removal of all resin bonding. Removal of cavities. Minor gum work. Prepared and replaced with 20 upper and lower porcelain veneers. Having learnt a lot from her previous poor dental experience, Vicki was very clear about the look she wanted to create and we love that! Ceramist Chloe worked very closely with her to perfect every little corner and detail to her specifications. And we are happy to report that Vicki now has a smile she is proud of, they are healthy and will function well into the future.

Dentist Diagnosis

The aesthetic concerns are obvious with the discolorations of the resin. Very importantly, due to the bulk and deterioration of the resin, there was tooth decay and gum inflammation around the resin edges. A complete overhaul of the existing resin was required and replaced with either new bonding or porcelain veneers.

Client Concern

This beautiful client Sarah came to us from the Geelong area to improve her smile. She had resin bonding placed on 10 upper and 10 lower teeth (done elsewhere) that did not meet her expectations. She was embarrassed to smile, always hiding her smile in photos and came to us hoping for a smile that she could be proud of, with the use of natural porcelain veneers.

Treatment

Removal of all resin bonding. Restore health of teeth and gums. Gum recontouring. 10 upper porcelain veneers - with the lower to be done as a second stage in the near future. The smile is bigger, brighter and the additional length of the teeth invokes youth. There is better harmony and balance and the brightness that she chose suits her while not screaming out veneers.

Dentist Diagnosis

Midline is not vertical - it is canted to her left. Gum levels are not symmetrical. Poor overall aesthetics due to overcountoured resin bonding - teeth appear bulky and boxy.; and the shade / discolorations. Cavities and gum inflammation due to poor resin adaptation.

Client Concern

Chris wanted a bit of “oomph” with his new smile, without doing too much and it looking out of place.

Treatment

Veneers created for just 6 teeth that seamlessly integrate with the rest of his teeth. The smile is also a lot less strained as a result.

Dentist Diagnosis

A challenging smile design to seamlessly integrate the treatment of 6 teeth into the surrounding teeth’s colour, shape, texture and overall design. Also add in a dark root treated tooth to the mix and we had a real challenge.

Client Concern

Caitlyn’s main concern was that her teeth had always looked small and gappy - she felt that they were ‘child-like'. making her feel very self conscious of her smile. She wanted me to improve her smile with naturally inspired porcelain veneers ; orthodontics or surgery was not an option.

Treatment

Gum recontouring. Crown lengthening surgery. 10 upper porcelain veneers. 4 lower porcelain veneers.

Dentist Diagnosis

In Caitlyn’s case, simple gum recontouring was not adequate. Due to the anatomy of her gum tissues, crown lengthening surgery was completed to simultaneously reduce gum display and increase teeth and posterior display. We then waited 3 months for the gums to settle in their new position. 10 upper and 4 lower porcelain veneers.

Client Concern

Gordan, a client in his 60s, had strict instructions for a discreet makeover. He had worn down teeth and the edges of his top teeth were razor sharp - his tongue would get cut every time they met. He felt he had ‘lost his smile’ and wanted improvement as long as it was super discreet and the shade change was subtle.

Treatment

Treatment time: 1 week This case required all 28 teeth to be rebuilt in porcelain restorations. We first built the height of the lower teeth to increase the vertical dimension of the teeth, then designed the upper teeth to improve the lip position and restore the anterior aesthetics. The bite has also been recalibrated to reduce further wear issues.

Dentist Diagnosis

Both his upper and lower teeth had all worn down and were razor sharp and sensitive. The ‘collapse’ of his bite had also caused a collapse to the lower third of the face. The loss of facial volume also made the lips fall over the teeth, resulting in him showing less teeth. The entire smile needed to be rebuilt. The goal was to restore lost tooth structure to make them aesthetically pleasing, make it more visible, functionally sound and to respect the client's brief of discretion.

Client Concern

Carlie visited us from Brisbane to improve her smile. Carlie did not like the shape of her teeth - the front two teeth appear especially wide and the canine (eye teeth) too pointy. They looked gappy and the edges of the teeth were all lined up at different heights.

Treatment

8 porcelain veneers

Dentist Diagnosis

The aim of treatment was to create a smile that interacted and complemented the natural beauty of Carlie; without overpowering it. Using just 8 porcelain veneers, the smile was redesigned.

Client Concern

Madeline, a beautiful midwife, came to us unhappy with the resin bonding on her front 4 teeth. She was getting married and wanted me to replace the resin bonding with porcelain versions and ideally did not want to have more than the 4 teeth done.

Treatment

Teeth whitening Removal of resin bonding 4 x porcelain veneers

Dentist Diagnosis

There is a disconnect between the front 4 teeth and the others. The resin bonding has severely discolored; while the rest of her teeth have a slimmer profile, the front 4 are overcontoured, boxy and appear bulky.

Client Concern

Jane, a client from Brisbane, got in touch wanting to improve her smile. So we got on a virtual consultation. One of her main concerns was the alignment of the teeth - particularly that the edges of the front teeth were not in line with each other and that some teeth were rotated. Teeth straightening using orthodontics was not an option for her. She also felt her smile was somewhat narrow and wanted to broaden her smile.

Treatment

Smile Design. 8 porcelain veneers.

Dentist Diagnosis

We worked very closely with her to create 8 porcelain veneers that completely addressed all her concerns and in a style that she exactly desired. The end result is a smile that is in alignment, brighter and broader while still keeping the essence of the smile she started with.

Client Concern

This beautiful client in her 20s had resin bonding placed on her front 6 teeth elsewhere. She had been unhappy with her smile ever since and wanted us to replace with porcelain veneers that looked real and natural.

Treatment

We removed all the bonding; cleaned up the underlying teeth, did some minor gum reshaping and placed 8 porcelain veneers custom designed. The details and character of the teeth mimic what she had before with improved shade, shape and form. Now, there is youth and vitality to the smile and just like that, she now does not hide her teeth with her lips - and she can now smile with freedom.

Dentist Diagnosis

The client had learnt to hide her smile with her top lip - never showing too much of her teeth - resulting in a very horizontal smile with a short dental display. They are obviously very discolored. The teeth are not in ideal proportions - appearing generally short and squarish at the front. The resin bonding has been heavily overcontoured, resulting in a bulky appearance at the front - with the back teeth disappearing from sight. There is a cant / slope to the smile - with the upper left teeth sloping upwards.

Client Concern

A model and Instagram influencer from Gold Coast. She’s concerned about the discoloration of her resin bonding and small chip on the front tooth. Also want to improve the overall shape and reduce the gaps between teeth. Hesitant to get veneers previously as she was afraid they would end up looking fake. Want highly natural aesthetics.

Treatment

Smile Design. 10 upper porcelain veneers that have created subtle changes to effect an enhanced smile that is youthful, balanced and has good flow. Particular care was taken to not overdesign the smile to keep changes minimal but impactful. Turned about within one week before Ashton returned to Gold Coast with her new smile.

Dentist Diagnosis

Existing teeth and smile generally suit the facial profile. Dominance of central incisor. Incisal embrasures ‘gaps’ are not ideal. Axial inclinations not ideal – smile shys away. Failed resin bonding on right central incisor. Teeth shade.

Client Concern

Nevena is a Sydney client who reached out to us to improve her smile with porcelain veneers. Her main concerns were the alignment and shapes of the front 4 teeth. Orthodontic correction (including Invisalign) was not an option for her.

Treatment

5 day turnaround. Gum reshaping 8 porcelain veneers. The aim of treatment was to create a nice smile that was balanced and in harmony with the lower lip. The two front teeth are not as prominent . The dental midline is corrected to be in line with the face and there is better symmetry between the left and right sides of the smile.

Dentist Diagnosis

Rotations of the front two teeth - resulting in the dental midline shift and poor interaction with lower lip. Dominance of the front two teeth within the smile. Reverse type smile. Increased gum display on her right compared to the left.

Client Concern

The client's concerns and make subtle but intentional improvements that enhance the way the smile appears in the face and fix their dental insecurities.

Treatment

Borrowed spaces between the front 6 teeth to create front teeth that were better proportioned. Prepless veneers. 10 porcelain veneers.

Dentist Diagnosis

We borrowed spaces between the front 6 teeth to create front teeth that were better proportioned. We then created completely prepless veneers on the premolars on both sides to widen the smile and create more balance. Overall with 10 veneers, the smile appears brighter, fuller and more balanced from left to right yet having a very natural look.

Client Concern

This beautiful client Jakleen had waited years to improve her smile; super fearful that the end result would end up looking ‘fake’ and not suit her.

Treatment

Gum reshaping. 10 handcrafted minimal preparation porcelain veneers. Chip fixed. Balance restored. Color enhanced. Gum harmony.

Dentist Diagnosis

Jakleen had a minor accident when younger that resulted in chipping of the front two teeth. These had been fixed with resin bonding previously but kept chipping away. She also felt that the back teeth were ‘sinking in’ and wanted us to fill out her smile. She was very self conscious of her smile, always feeling that her smile aged her.

Client Concern

This super amazing client Naomi, in her early 30s from Gippsland, had such a happy, easygoing bubbly personality; so much so that it was hard to believe that she did not like to smile. She had been self conscious about her smile for decades and was now ready to change how she felt about her smile.

Treatment

Combo of flapless crown lengthening. Gum recontouring. Minimal prep veneers in the front. Modified veneers ‘creneers’ on the pegged laterals and no prep veneers at the back to place the teeth in the right space.

Dentist Diagnosis

Naomi is showing a lot more gum on one side than the other. The teeth on that side are also sitting further along the lower lip than the other side. Then there is asymmetry between the front and back teeth - with the front teeth appearing to stand out in the smile while the back teeth are set back and disappear - creating a narrow smile. The proportions of the teeth are all over the place. Let’s now look at the smaller details: The two lateral incisors are tiny pegged teeth underneath some discoloured resin bonding which she had always disliked the appearance of.

Client Concern

‘My smile is all over the place’ – Model & social influencer.

Treatment

Teeth whitening and 10 upper porcelain veneers to ‘reposition’ teeth for a more fluid appearance.

Dentist Diagnosis

Invisalign treatment to reposition teeth was provided as an option but the client was looking for a quicker solution.

Client Concern

Chelsea was unhappy with the appearance of resin bonding on her front 4 teeth done at another dentist. Since having them a few years prior, there have been constant maintenance issues such as chipping and discolorations. She came to us wanting a maintenance free option that would also satisfy her aesthetic expectations but be done in a minimal fashion.

Treatment

Removal of resin bonding. Teeth whitening. Gum reshaping. 4 minimal prep porcelain veneers seamlessly blended in with the natural teeth. The end result will be a smile that is healthy, requiring basic maintenance and will be beautiful for many years to come. Treatment time : 5 days

Dentist Diagnosis

Failed resin bonding. Gum levels are uneven. General shade of all teeth.

Client Concern

Krisela came to us with concerns of her gummy smile, the shape and colour of her front teeth and the gaps between these teeth. She has had invisalign treatment in the past and confessed to us that she was not being committed to the process. Would like a quick fix to the issue.

Treatment

Smile design. Teeth whitening. Gum reshaping. Six porcelain veneers. When doing a smaller number of veneers, it is very important that the veneers are created in such a way that they appear seamless against the backdrop of the natural teeth.

Dentist Diagnosis

Increased gum display over front 4 teeth. Teeth proportions are squarish and should be slightly longer and slimmer. Fix alignment and gaps between teeth. Shade of teeth.

Client Concern

Lara felt that her front two teeth were very wide and prominent in the smile with the teeth beside (lateral incisors) very small. This created a ‘bucky’ appearance that Lara was always self conscious about.

Treatment

Teeth whitening Gum reshaping 6 minimal preparation porcelain veneers By improving the proportions between the front teeth with the ceramic work, closing the spaces and enhancing the color, we created a balanced smile that fixed her primary concern of a bucky appearance.

Dentist Diagnosis

Less than ideal proportions of teeth Spaces between laterals and centrals Shade of teeth Gum positions and asymmetry

Client Concern

This very sweet client Chloe came in with her mum wanting a natural looking smile. She felt that she showed too much gums and her teeth appeared short - some more than the others, and did not like the shapes of the teeth. She has had very limited success with resin bonding done elsewhere and was looking for more permanent options.

Treatment

Smile Design. Gum reshaping and 10 porcelain veneers. Notice how we balanced as many factors as possible to create a harmony between her smile and her face - the smile needs to suit the face and vice versa. And this is where getting the smile design right is key. Total treatment time: One month

Dentist Diagnosis

Adequate broadness posteriorly. Gummy smile. Unsatisfactory resin bonding. Square shaped teeth that could be better proportioned. Shade of teeth.

Client Concern

Meaghan visited us from regional Victoria seeking improvements to her smile. She felt her teeth had shortened gradually over the years and was showing less and less teeth whenever she smiled; they were getting translucent at the edges and she did not feel good about smiling anymore. She wanted me to inject some ‘youth’ into the smile.

Treatment

10 porcelain veneers were placed to make a smile a touch wider, a bit longer and brighter. Very importantly, by restoring the lost tooth structure, the teeth will not be stronger and not chip away. Meaghan chose to be heavily involved in the design and customisation of her smile. Every corner, every angle, the translucencies were all controlled to give Meaghan a truly customised result that she was thrilled with.

Dentist Diagnosis

Worn teeth at risk of further deterioration / chipping / breaking. Narrow smile. Shade of teeth - whitening had limited benefit - which is typical of worn down teeth.

Client Concern

Fiona had resin bonding on her front two teeth done elsewhere. She felt they were big and bully compared to the adjacent teeth. She was getting married in a few months, wanted porcelain veneers and the budget allowed for 6 porcelain veneers to get her smile wedding ready!

Treatment

Teeth whitening. Removal of existing resin bonding on front two teeth. Gum reshaping. 6 porcelain veneers to blending tin to the surrounding teeth, making it seem like she was born with these teeth.

Dentist Diagnosis

Overcontoured resin bonding on central incisors. Poor proportions of adjacent lateral incisors. Uneven gum shapes and heights. General shade of teeth.

Client Concern

Claudia had an accident when younger which resulted in the fairly extensive chip on the left central incisor - which had been discolored for years.

Treatment

Teeth whitening. Gum reshaping to even out the gum levels and create better proportioned teeth shapes. 6 porcelain veneers. Treatment completed in 5 days. Outstanding ceramic work by our ceramist Chloe - We love the incisal edge details / translucencies that mimic nature so beautifully; and there is a seamless flow between natural back teeth and veneered anterior teeth. As with all our work, we work hard on making the dentistry work hardly noticeable.

Dentist Diagnosis

Resin discoloration on the front tooth. Front two teeth are too wide and square spaced. Lateral incisors were comparatively ‘small and short’ due to excess gum display above them. Overall lack of flow in that anterior segment of the smile due to uneven gum levels, incisal lengths and embrasures.

Client Concern

After decades of feeling embarrassed to smile and visiting other dentists who basically kept ‘patching’ her teeth up, Brea came to us desperate for help. She wanted a bright but natural smile that maintains her identity with a smaller gap between the front two teeth. She felt her teeth let her down and was committed to doing everything it takes to get a stunning result.

Treatment

There were many facets to getting this smile right. Using the overarching principles of HEALTH before ALIGNMENT before VENEERS, we first got the gum and teeth into good health by gum therapy and removal of existing fillings/resin bondings where necessary. Once the health was stabilised, Brea underwent three months of Invisalign treatment to help realign her teeth into the perfect positions to then receive 10 upper and 6 lower porcelain veneers. We encourage individuality and purposely left a smaller gap between the front two teeth that makes her smile unique to her.

Dentist Diagnosis

Severely compromised dentition which has resulted in a smile that is not just aged way beyond her age, but also at risk of being lost due to poor health. Poor health of gum and teeth due to gum disease, decay in multiple teeth/ existing fillings. Poor alignment of teeth. Shape and shade of teeth.

Client Concern

Lucy was unhappy with the appearance of her teeth due to poor aesthetic outcomes with previous dental work done elsewhere. Her smile had let her down for a very long time and she wanted us to improve the appearance with porcelain veneers.

Treatment

Cavities restored to health. Gum recontouring to improve the teeth proportions. 8 porcelain veneers to perfect the proportions and symmetry, simultaneously creating a whiter, brighter smile that exudes youth and vibrancy in a natural way.

Dentist Diagnosis

Failing resin bonding. Discolourations. Teeth proportions are not ideal - generally short and square, with the front two teeth dominating the smile.

Client Concern

Leah is a busy mum of 4 from the Mornington Peninsula and the Director of @growinghearts who first consulted with Dr Shawn virtually during the first COVID lockdown. She came to us wanting to freshen up her smile. It was important to her to keep the essence of the original smile while creating a fuller, younger and fresher look. She felt her teeth had worn down and looked short due to clenching/grinding activity, and would like to regain lost teeth using porcelain veneers. She did not want a Hollywood look!

Treatment

Smile design. Gum recontouring. 10 upper and 2 lower porcelain veneers. Treatment time: 3 days

Dentist Diagnosis

Worn teeth due to clenching and grinding. Alignment of teeth is good. Shapes and sizes of teeth and gum were not ideal. Shade of teeth. All of the above contributed to an aged dental appearance.

Client Concern

Carly is a beautiful young lady from the Mornington Peninsula area who has felt embarrassed to smile for more than 20 years. Her main concerns were that the side ‘eye teeth’ were discolored and have been progressively getting loose. She had not sought treatment prior as she had dental phobia due to previous experiences. She wanted a naturally beautiful smile that she could be proud of.

Treatment

Smile design. Invisalign upper and lower teeth over six months to correct the alignment of her upper and lower teeth. Teeth whitening. Gum reshaping. 10 porcelain veneers and bridges. Total treatment time was approximately seven months in total

Dentist Diagnosis

2 deciduous ‘baby’ canines that were loose, discoloured and would have to be removed and replaced. Teeth shapes. Narrow smile. Resin bonding on the front two teeth unsatisfactory. Worn teeth. Upper and lower teeth alignment issues.

Client Concern

Sarah is such an easygoing client, who came to us having recently completed two porcelain veneers on her front two teeth and she was unhappy with the way they looked. They were overly bulky and made her front two teeth ‘bucky’. The veneers look dense and heavy within the smile. She wanted us to replace these veneers with new ones that ‘fitted’ into her smile.

Treatment

Smile redesign. Invisalign treatment for three months to set back the front two teeth. Teeth whitening. Removal of two porcelain veneers, replaced with four porcelain veneers to create a more balanced smile between the anterior and posterior sections. Our goal whenever we do any smile makeover is to create no seams between what is done and the surroundings. Total treatment time: 4 months

Dentist Diagnosis

Two porcelain veneers that were aesthetically unsatisfactory. Front two teeth under the veneers are too far forward and would need to be set back with Invisalign prior to new veneers .Otherwise too much tooth would need to be removed to fit the front two teeth within the smile. The unaesthetic outcome is because this is an orthodontic issue that was not corrected prior to veneer placement.

Client Concern

Helen was referred to us by her friend who had just completed an Invisalign treatment with us. All through life, Helen had a secret dental wish, but was always put in a too hard basket. She never really thought that anything could be done to improve her smile, and had given up hope. But after seeing the great results her friend had achieved, Helen came to us to recreate a new smile that is glamorous, bright and youthful.

Treatment

The teeth and bite were far from being in an ideal position to receive porcelain work straightaway. If we did not reposition the teeth, the final vision would be compromised from an aesthetic and health point of view. Helen started treatment with 6 months of Invisalign treatment. Followed by gum recontouring and 16 upper and lower porcelain veneers. While a brand new smile was created here, the results exceed the physical appearance – we managed to change her mindset and how she feels when looking in the mirror every morning. Total treatment time: 7 months

Dentist Diagnosis

Teeth alignment and bite issues. Dental midline is canted to the patient’s right. Narrow smile. Shape and proportions of teeth. Shade of teeth. Wear of teeth. Aged smile.

Client Concern

Jordan was involved in a biking accident a year ago; resulting in trauma to the front two teeth; fixed elsewhere with resin bonding. She had since become extremely conscious of her smile; the resin was clearly visible, did not match and not symmetrical. It was very important that any work we did involved minimal further reduction of tooth and the results were completely seamless.

Treatment

Removal of existing resin bonding. Teeth whitening. No prep porcelain veneers on two front teeth. Look closely and you notice the depths and effects within the veneers - matched perfectly to the rest of the smile. Our goal is always to make the dentistry really hard to spot - seamless integration.

Dentist Diagnosis

Resin bonding that fails to meet aesthetic expectations.

Client Concern

Sammi is a beautiful client from Torquay who reached out looking to replace her 6 front porcelain veneers placed 20 years ago. She felt that the gums had receded and she could now see where the veneers finished and it was time to rejuvenate the smile. It was very important to her that the new smile felt and looked very natural; and did not scream out VENEERS!

Treatment

Gum reshaping. 10 porcelain veneers and 1 ceramic crown. The end result is a harmonious smile that exudes youth and confidence without looking fake.

Dentist Diagnosis

6 existing porcelain veneers - shade is dense and heavy within the smile. Uneven gum heights. Gum recession Teeth shapes and proportions. Grinding / clenching.

Client Concern

Tori had two front teeth porcelain veneers placed elsewhere. She wanted them replaced as she felt that they did not meet her aesthetic expectations. Unfortunately we have seen too many clients referred to us for revision because they were not happy with the initial results. Hence we always recommend clients to do plenty of research before committing to the procedure, as it’s important to think it twice and do it right the first time. Not all veneers are the same, and the cheaper option could often end up costing more emotionally and financially.

Treatment

Teeth whitening. Removal of two existing porcelain veneers. Gum recontouring. Replaced with 4 porcelain veneers. Treatment time: 3 weeks.

Dentist Diagnosis

Two unaesthetic porcelain veneers. Gummy smile anteriorly. Teeth alignment of front 4 teeth. Shade of teeth.

Client Concern

Client wanted to improve the overall appearance of her smile, with her main concerns being that the second tooth on either side of the front teeth are very small and pointy.

Treatment

Smile design. Teeth whitening followed by just two veneers on the pegged laterals and reshaping of the eye teeth. With expert precision, our ceramist matches the two veneers into the rest of the smile. The sign of great work is when the veneers disappear into the smile. Total treatment time: Two weeks

Dentist Diagnosis

Pegged lateral incisors - congenital abnormality in shape resulting in a cone shaped tooth that is not in balance with the teeth beside and creates a visual disturbance to smile. The canines (eye teeth) stick out resulting in a somewhat aggressive appearance. The colour of the teeth could be improved.

Client Concern

Mel’s main concerns centred around her front four teeth. She was involved in an accident at a young age that resulted in her front two teeth broken half way down. They had since been built up by resin bonding which lasted very well, but she was never satisfied with the aesthetics of those two front teeth.

Treatment

Smile design. Teeth whitening Removed resin bonding on front two teeth and replaced with 4 porcelain veneers. These veneers have not only improved the overall aesthetic; they were also designed to wrap around the tooth and restore strength around the front two teeth.

Dentist Diagnosis

Front two teeth have discolored. Resin bonding and are too prominent within the smile. Lateral incisors (those to the side of the front tooth) are small in size and not in proportion to other teeth. Gaps between front and side teeth. Very good oral hygiene. All other teeth did not need any work.

Client Concern

Daniel, in his early 40s, felt ashamed of the poor state of his teeth all through his life. A couple of events in his personal life, was the catalyst to start feeling good about himself. His main concern was the right central incisor that was dark; but was highly motivated to overhaul his smile. He gave us free reign on the process and design of his new smile.

Treatment

Multidisciplinary treatment planning. Smile design. Periodontal (gum) treatment Invisalign orthodontic treatment for 9 months to correct the bite. Dental Implants. Using a combination of porcelain veneers and crowns, we were able to adequately block the dark colored front tooth and seamlessly blend this in with the new smile. There is so much more to each before and after that you see. Behind each of our cases is hours of passion, planning, detailed execution and tons of love. Treatment time: 14 months

Dentist Diagnosis

Complex dental complications present including decay, wear, gum asymmetries, a narrow smile, bite issues among many other dental problems. Also a very challenging part of this case was the very dark front tooth that needed to be masked and blended into the smile - a decision was made to retain the tooth.

Client Concern

Client was concerned about her ‘Bunny teeth’ and the colour of her teeth.

Treatment

Smile Design. 10 upper porcelain veneers designed and positioned perfectly to re-establish youthfulness. We established the youthful appearance primarily by creating better proportioned teeth, widening the smile and improving the shade. Many say that your teeth should not be brighter than the whites of your eyes. But not in all cases in my opinion. In this case, we went a lot brighter and it worked well.

Dentist Diagnosis

Front two incisors dominating the smile. Wear of teeth. Narrow smile. Teeth shade. These result in a tired smile that is not in harmony with the face.

Client Concern

24 year old businessman / entrepreneur. Client was concerned about his short and uneven teeth. Canine was too ‘pointy’. ‘Gappy’ between teeth. Teeth not white enough despite teeth whitening.

Treatment

Smile Design. Teeth whitening to improve the shade of the bottom teeth. 8 upper porcelain veneers characterised to create a proud masculine smile. Particular attention was paid to designing the veneers that allow for better function to reduce continued wear of the front teeth. Important to note that there are nuances with creating veneers for men vs women that a highly skilled ceramist is attuned to.

Dentist Diagnosis

Dental midline cant. Irregular shapes and positioning of teeth. Worn teeth (short). Narrow smile. Teeth shade.

Client Concern

Client from New South Wales. Extremely self-conscious of smiling. Would like a bright white smile.

Treatment

Smile Design. Full occlusal analysis. Smile Lift using full mouth zirconia crowns and veneers to rebuild her smile. Support was restored to the cheeks and lower third of the face which creates a more youthful appearance – smile lift. We gave her a big white smile that she never had but wanted all through life.

Dentist Diagnosis

Generalised wear and breakdown of all anterior and posterior teeth resulting in loss of cheek and jaw support – contributing to an aged appearance.

Client Concern

Actress on ‘Neighbours’ and on The Block 2022. Conscious of how her smile looked on camera.

Treatment

Smile Design. Teeth Whitening. 10 upper porcelain veneers to recreate a smile that shys away to one that will wow on camera. The design of the smile was applied to improve the 3 components of a smile: alignment , colour and shape with the aim of creating youth and vibrance to compliment her beauty.

Dentist Diagnosis

Beautiful smile frame bordered by full lips. Healthy teeth and gums. Dental midline canted to the right and not coincident with facial midlines. Teeth proportions are normal. Teeth alignment issues. Teeth slightly hidden by lower lip. Shade of teeth.

Client Concern

Sydney client. Entrepreneur @thecosmeticlounge and mum of 3 children. Client has had Invisalign treatment with her local dentist to correct the positioning of her teeth. Would now like to perfect her smile with porcelain veneers. She was concerned about the shape and size of her front teeth and the colour of her teeth. Wants a perfect smile and pushes the boundaries of brightness without looking fake. Had a very good idea of the ‘look’ she wanted to achieve.

Treatment

Smile Design. 10 upper porcelain veneers with the main aim of restoring balance and proportions to ‘clean up’ the smile frame. A beautiful bright shade with lots of vitality and detail that sits perfectly on the face. 1-week turnaround.

Dentist Diagnosis

Anterior teeth dominate the smile and are asymmetrical. Teeth have a square shape – slighter longer and slimmer teeth would better suit the facial profile. Upward cant (tilt) of the left side compared to the right side. Narrow smile. Shade of teeth.

Client Concern

Client was unhappy with the results of porcelain veneers she got from another clinic and would like to have them replaced.

Treatment

Smile re-design. Removal of existing 6 porcelain veneers and replacement with 10 upper porcelain veneers bring this smile back to life. It is very important to understand that if porcelain veneers are not created with respect to biology and aesthetic principles, you may end up with a very undesirable result.

Dentist Diagnosis

Poor health of underlying tooth and gums due to poor fit of veneers. Unsatisfactory aesthetics and health achieved.

Client Concern

A travel enthusiast who loves living the good life but has always been conscious of her smile.

Treatment

Smile Design with detailed occlusal analysis. A full mouth case using a combined treatment approach of: lower teeth invisalign, 10 upper porcelain veneers, 8 lower porcelain veneers and a few posterior implant crowns. Created harmony within the face and re-establish youthfulness in a natural way by placing the veneers in a way that increases support to the muscles of the lower third of the face. When you do this, you inadvertently ‘lift’ the face. I insisted we do not replace the existing gold work – it adds character and interest to the smile. 6 month treatment time.

Dentist Diagnosis

Severely compromised dental aesthetics anteriorly and loss of posterior support. The shade of the teeth, wear and lack of lip / cheek support create an ‘aged’ profile. Bite issues.

Client Concern

Would like to have her smile perfected with porcelain veneers in time for her wedding in a year’s time.

Treatment

Smile Design. Invisalign treatment for 3 months to close spaces in lower teeth. Followed by 10 upper porcelain veneers to emphasise a feminine smile while still keeping the character of the original smile. Perfectly natural.

Dentist Diagnosis

Upper right central incisor would require significant tooth reduction if positioning was not corrected prior to veneer placement with Invisalign. Golden proportions not ideal – with lateral incisors small. Canines masculine shape. Incisal embrasures are not ideal. Lower teeth – spacing between lower anteriors due to tongue thrust habit.

Client Concern

This amazing client Nadine had been self-conscious about her smile all through life. She felt her teeth were small and gummy, especially towards the back of her mouth - where she hardly shows any teeth and gum. Nadine’s dream smile is one that’s bright yet natural and a lot less gummy.

Treatment

Crown Lengthening 10 Porcelain veneers

Dentist Diagnosis

CROWN LENGTHENING treatment was required. A three month period allowed the gums/bone to heal and stabilise in their new positions. We then placed 10 porcelain veneers to improve the aesthetics in a natural way.

Client Concern

Ann had a good smile but wanted it perfected in time for her wedding. For a long time, she was self conscious about the appearance of her front 4-6 teeth.

Treatment

Teeth whitening. Gum recontouring. 6 minimal preparation veneers - 0.2mm tooth reduction. Minor but impactful tweaks to her smile to even up the shades, shapes and proportions) while keeping the essence of her natural anatomy and beauty. Treatment time: 7 days

Dentist Diagnosis

Uneven gum shapes and heights. The lateral incisors (beside the 2 center teeth) appear short and square with the edges looking angular - creating a somewhat harsher/ more masculine appearance to the smile.

Client Concern

Alina is a beautiful young lady who had resin bonding (done elsewhere) to improve her smile. Unfortunately in just a few months of having the treatment, there were an endless number of issues. After numerous visits to ‘fix them’, she gave up and came to The Dental Room for a solution.

Treatment

Removal of resin bonding. Restoring teeth and gums to health with fillings and gum treatment. Gum recontouring. 10 porcelain veneers to widen and bring youth back to the smile. Her new smile suits her perfectly. Very importantly it will bring health to her teeth for years to come without many maintenance issues. Treatment time: 1 month

Dentist Diagnosis

Resin bonding that failed to meet client expectations. Cavities and gum inflammation due to poor resin treatment. Discolorations and general shade.

Client Concern

Eve, in her 20s, visited us from Bendigo, regional Victoria. She had a couple of minor accidents when younger which resulted in chipped front teeth - replaced with resin bonding. Ever since that accident she never felt good about the appearance of her smile. Eve wanted a bigger, brighter yet natural looking smile.

Treatment

Lower teeth whitening. 10 porcelain veneers. The proportions and shapes of the teeth were improved; the colour enhanced to a whiter yet natural look. The energy that this smile now exudes is perfectly suited to her personality. Treatment time: 7 days.

Dentist Diagnosis

Inadequate resin bonding. Midline not straight. Overall shade of teeth. Shapes / alignment of teeth.

Client Concern

This beautiful client came to me after years of walking around with veneers that she hated and really thought there was no other option for her. She felt beat down, like she would never really smile again. Her exact words to me were “these veneers feel SO big and like they do not belong in my mouth.”

Treatment

Removal of 6 existing veneers. Replacement with 9 new porcelain veneers. The end result is a smile that is more symmetrical, more lifelike and in harmony with the face. Adding veneers on the side teeth enhance the continuity of her smile from front to back. Cases like these are an important reminder to clients that not all veneers are the same.

Dentist Diagnosis

6 'Chiclet type’ veneers - overbuilt and dense white. Front teeth canted/sloped towards her right. Narrow smile posteriorly. Cavities and gum disease due to overbuilt veneers / food traps.

Client Concern

Hayley’s main concerns centred around the colour of her teeth and also the upper front 4 teeth. The 2 central incisors had resin bonded sections that were very obvious and discolored. The right lateral incisor also sticks out.

Treatment

Smile design - creating a smile that is perfectly imperfect. Teeth whitening. Gum recontouring. 6 upper porcelain veneers.

Dentist Diagnosis

Resin bonding. Mildly gummy smile anteriorly.

Client Concern

Tara is a client from the Mornington Peninsula. She felt that the look of her smile was ageing and wanted a naturally youthful smile to make her feel good about herself. The front two teeth are porcelain veneers she had (done elsewhere) - she felt they were big . She wanted more for her smile but for years, had been hesitant to seek treatment worried that they would look fake. It was important for Tara that the end result did not look fake and that the final smile still maintained her identity.

Treatment

Gum reshaping. Removal of 2 existing front veneers. 10 Handcrafted porcelain veneers to hit the refresh button on Tara’s smile. What we really like is that we have kept many existing characteristics of the original smile within the new one; helping us achieve a smile that was still very much her - just more youthful and vibrant. Treatment time: 14 days

Dentist Diagnosis

Existing 2 porcelain veneers were too wide - creating a bucky appearance and the shade was too opaque. Worn down teeth. Shade. Gum positions and shapes. Aged appearance to the smile.

Client Concern

This sweet client in her 20s was generally happy with her smile except for a few concerns. The main concern being the shapes/size and setback of the two upper lateral incisors. She also felt that the gaps between adjacent teeth were too large and made the smile look disjointed. She came to us because it was important that her new smile keep most of the characteristics of her current smile - she wanted an improved version and NOT a transformed version.

Treatment

Smile design. Teeth whitening 2 weeks. Gum recontouring to reposition gums to ideal. 8 ultra natural porcelain veneers with inclusions to ensure visual identity of smile is maintained.

Dentist Diagnosis

Asymmetry central incisors. Lateral incisor alignment; proportions and gum positions. ‘Gaps’ between adjacent teeth (what we call Embrasures) are not ideal; disturbing the flow of the smile against the lower lip. Colour of teeth. Note that the client would not like to go too bright.

Client Concern

Client has had porcelain veneers redone twice within 6 months by a local dentist in Sydney NSW and is unhappy with results achieved. Would like them replaced.

Treatment

Smile redesign. Removed all existing veneers and replaced with 10 new porcelain veneers. Having had veneers done for the third time within 6 months, she was obviously traumatised and it was important that we restored her faith in the dental profession. Our experienced master ceramist is able to skillfully create an illusion of much smaller teeth – this was critical in the success of the case. Look closely at the natural characteristics such as translucency added to the veneers to mimic nature.

Dentist Diagnosis

‘Tic tac’ veneers. Facial planes and biology have not been respected and resulted in overcontoured porcelain veneers that are unaesthetic and unhealthy. When veneers are too big, they cause lip incompetence – where the lips don’t close and words can become hard to pronounce.

Client Concern

A University student and model. Client feels that her smile is getting in the way of her modelling career. Would like a WOW smile without looking unnatural.

Treatment

Smile Design. Smile design and occlusal analysis. Teeth whitening. Full mouth rehabilitation using posterior onlays followed by 16 upper and lower porcelain veneers to cover worn enamel, regenerate what was lost and re-establish youth and vibrancy to the smile. Veneers are not just ‘cosmetic’, they are functional dental restorations that if used properly can enhance the bite and longevity of your natural teeth.

Dentist Diagnosis

Worn dentition. Inadequate teeth display when smiling. Straight smile line which does not follow the contours of the lower lip. Failing resin bonding. Worn posterior teeth – resulting in overall loss in vertical height. Shade of teeth. A smile that looks aged way beyond her age.

Client Concern

Client was looking for a discreet solution to improve her overall smile. She was hoping to replace her resin bonding with porcelain veneers for a cleaner and more permanent solution.

Treatment

Smile Design. 10 upper porcelain veneers to replace resin bonding to create a clean and youthful smile while remaining extremely discrete with the final appearance.

Dentist Diagnosis

Beautiful smile frame bordered by full lip profile. Failing resin bonding. Tooth shapes and proportions are not ideal.Smile line does not follow the contour of the lower lips. Buccal corridor ideal. Shade of teeth.

Client Concern

This client (in her 20s) had resin bonding placed 3 years ago at another dental clinic, however they didn’t meet her aesthetic expectations. They had discolored over a short period of time and they appeared ‘dirty’ and wanted to replace them with porcelain veneers to give her a naturally youthful and ‘clean’ appearance.

Treatment

Smile design. Gum recontouring. Removed all resin bonding. Replaced with 8 upper porcelain veneers to create a naturally youthful smile. Note how we have adjusted the cant so that the smile looks balanced on both the right and left sides. Also note the corrected midline in proportion to facial midlines. The end result is a cleaner, youthful and longer lasting treatment outcome.

Dentist Diagnosis

Existing resin bonding with unsatisfactory aesthetic and health. Midline canted to the left and not in line with facial midline. Canted smile with the right side lower than the left. Gum asymmetry.

Client Concern

Client in her Mid 20s, general concern about the shape and colour of her teeth.

Treatment

Smile Design. Teeth whitening. 10 upper porcelain veneers to improve the smile appearance without losing its identity. A veneer shade much more appropriate in the 20s with some natural characteristics.

Dentist Diagnosis

Teeth shape. Teeth alignment. Shade of teeth. Aged smile way beyond her natural age.

Client Concern

Patient came to us from the Mornington Peninsula area, wanting a fuller, brighter smile with better shaped and proportioned teeth. The edges of her teeth were thinning away which created a shadow at the edges of the front teeth. Ash had done a lot of research about porcelain veneers prior to her visit with us and knew exactly what she wanted in her new smile.

Treatment

Smile design. Teeth whitening. Gum reshaping. 10 upper porcelain veneers with a high degree of customisation by client.

Dentist Diagnosis

Translucency at edges of teeth due to wear. Shape and proportions can be improved to ideal. Alignment. Narrow buccal corridors - narrowing of smile posteriorly All the above resulted in an aged smile.

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