Veneers for maximizing the aesthetics of the smile

Gustavo Huertas M. e Diana Alarcon V.
Gustavo Huertas M. - Graduado em Odontologia pela Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, San Martín de Porres (Peru); - Especialista em Reabilitação Oral pela Universidad Científica del Sur (Lima-Peru); - Professor de Pós-Graduação em Reabilitação Oral da Universidad Científica del Sur (Lima-Peru); - Professor de Pós-Graduação em Odontologia Estética e Restauradora da Universidad Científica del Sur (Lima-Peru); - Professor de Pós-Graduação de Reabilitação Oral da Universidad Privada San Juan Bautista (Lima-Peru).
peru   Clinical case carried out in Peru.

 

Female patient, 45.

COMPLAINT

“Aged” smile.

INITIAL APPEARANCE

Maxillary anterior teeth, displaying a tendency toward an inverted smile with incisal edge of the centers on the same level as the sides or slightly above.


 

CLINICAL/X-RAY EXAM

Despite good oral health, teeth had become darkened and there was a tendency toward an inverted smile.

 

TREATMENT

After computerized planning, it was noted that a change in shape and color of the teeth could rejuvenate the smile. Ceramic veneers were chosen, from canine to canine. Even with conservative dental preparations, sufficient ceramic thickness was needed to substantially alter the color of teeth and to give them a more suitable shape, without harming the occlusion.