It is fair to say that the growth in cosmetic dentistry in this country over the last 10 years has been astronomic. Dentistry is a multi-billion pound industry and cosmetic dentistry is the fastest growing part of it. Helping someone enhance their smile is a wonderful part of our job and their is no doubt that it can transform peoples lives. Sounds live there’s a “but” coming, and there is. It can be great to do “but” we need to consider every aspect of the patients dental health before we embark on any changes.
This case highlights a problem, not with the veneers per se, but with the fact that they were put in a mouth which suffers great damage from a clenching and grinding habit and in a bite that had no room for them. The result was multiple de-bonds with the veneers re-cemented so many times that they became chipped, stained and poor fitting. At StoneRock we were able to correct the problem by adjusting the patients bite (with direct white fillings onto the backs of the front teeth) so they were protected from further damage from the grinding and their was sufficient room created to be able to fit well retained crowns. Fortunately we work with a wonderful technician, Ross Liversidge at Precedental Laboratory in the Midlands who was able to match the porcelain beautifully.
If you, or anyone you know, is suffering with problems such as these then please do not hesitate to contact the surgery on 01580 752202 and find out how we can help.