Sandra has worn, crowded anterior teeth and the posterior teeth have collapsed inwards narrowing the smile.
A “Digital Smile” and 3-D mock-up was performed, straightening the teeth and broadening the smile. The “trial smile” mock-up revealed that minimal tooth preparation would be necessary to place porcelain veneers on the upper teeth.
The teeth are prepared relative to the final desired tooth shapes. The trial smile ”mock-up” and silicon keys taken from the “mock-up” reveal the tooth lengthening and expansion of the arch necessary to create for Sandra her perfect smile. This tooth lengthening and arch expansion creates the room for porcelain transformation of the smile with minimal tooth preparation required and preserving tooth enamel.