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.

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Client Concern
Steph is a model, social influencer and Entrepreneur of @keepitcleaner @sodashdes and many more. 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
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
Ashton is 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
Emma is a 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
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
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
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
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
Actress on ‘Neighbours’. 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
‘My smile is all over the place’ – Eileen, 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
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
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
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
A model and TV personality. Concerned about crowding/rotations of the front 4 teeth but will not consider orthodontic options such as Invisalign. Would like a ‘perfect’ smile that is brighter but with natural teeth characteristics such as translucency and texture.

Dentist Diagnosis
Length and general shape of teeth suit the facial profile. Smile line in good relation to lower lip. Some teeth out of position. Incisal embrasures are not ideal. Buccal corridors adequate. Lip support could be improved by improving teeth position. Teeth shade.

Treatment
Smile Design. Gum recontouring and 10 upper porcelain veneers that have created delicate changes to effect an enhanced smile that is youthful, balanced and corrects the crowding/rotations. There is better lip support which creates volume to the smile. Particular care was taken to not overdesign the smile to keep changes minimal but impactful. If you look closely, you will see the natural teeth characteristics built into the veneers. Two-week turnaround.

Client Concern
‘Side teeth’ are small which makes the front tooth and ‘eye tooth’ look big. Would like porcelain veneers to improve her smile.

Dentist Diagnosis
Central incisors and canines dominate the smile due to the lateral incisors being small. Smile line generally follows the lower lip but irregular, creating a ‘picket fence’ type smile appearance.

Treatment
Smile Design. Gum recontouring and 8 upper porcelain veneers. Important to understand that each smile has its own identity. The skill is in recreating the smile but not losing its identity by following strict protocol. Loss of smile identity can risk mismatch with the facial aesthetics.

Client Concern
Improvement of shape colour and position of teeth after Invisalign treatment at her usual dentist. Natural aesthetics.

Dentist Diagnosis
Healthy teeth and gums. Irregularities in shape and position of teeth. Shade of teeth.

Treatment
Smile Design. Upper porcelain veneers. Lower teeth whitening to match. Very minimal preparation was required; just enough to effect changes in shape and mask the underlying tooth shade.

Client Concern
Client was looking for a solution to fix her gummy smile just two months before her wedding. She also complained about the discoloration of her teeth, and the overall shape and position of ‘eye’ teeth.

Dentist Diagnosis
Excessive gum display on smiling. Teeth alignment. Intrinsic discolorations of teeth.

Treatment
Smile Design & Gum treatment. 10 upper porcelain veneers perfectly positioned to correct gum display, shape/shade and alignment of teeth.

Client Concern
Discoloured front tooth.

Dentist Diagnosis
Discolored front tooth due to previous trauma.

Treatment
Teeth whitening of upper and lower teeth. 2 anterior porcelain veneers to match.

Client Concern
Mid 30s. Entrepreneur. Client was unhappy with resin bonding and overall smile appearance.

Dentist Diagnosis
Aesthetically unsatisfactory resin bonding. Aged appearance of teeth.

Treatment
Smile Design. Upper 8 porcelain veneers. Teeth whitening to match the brighten shade of teeth. The aim was to recreate a brighter and more youthful smile.

One of the many things that make our Melbourne dental clinic unique, is that we have an in-house aesthetic ceramics laboratory – Luminous Dental Lab. This allows us to provide you with a personalised and seamless treatment plan and to deliver your cosmetic needs at the highest possible standard. Having both a ceramist and a dentist working under the same roof ensures they’re both on the same page. It’s this collaboration that then translates into the seamless and personalized delivery that we’re known for. Our clients particularly enjoy being able to speak to both dentist and ceramist at the same time!

This means your individual needs, concerns and goals about your new veneers can be discussed by the two most important professionals, all within the same clinic. This truly is unique! Our in-house ceramist Chloe Park is a true artist, she is an expert in smile transformations and combination cases involving porcelain veneers, dental implants, porcelain crowns and bridges. Each and every set of teeth is customised, creating smiles as unique as you are. If you are considering porcelain veneers, schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr Shawn today.

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