After the teeth have been prepared, we take an impression of her top teeth. This impression is done with a soft, rubbery material and goes to the lab. The lab will fabricate 6 new veneers and 2 crowns for us in the period of approximately 2 weeks. The lab that I typically use for smile enhancements like Amanda's is Eurodent Dental Lab. They are located right here in Kansas City and this allows for excellent communication between the lab and our office! It also made it easy for her to go the lab for a custom shade appointment. At this appointment, she went over photos with the lab technician and was able to give them her input on what she wants her teeth to look like, tooth by tooth!
After the impression is made, I made a temporary for Amanda to wear while her case is being designed. The purpose of this is to minimize sensitivity and this temporary simulates what the final veneers and crowns will look like in terms of color, length and contour. Amanda loves the look of the temporary! I can't wait to show her what her final restorations will look like! The temporary restoration is cemented with temporary cement and Amanda is free to go! What a great appointment! At our next visit, we will try in the final restorations and bond these into place! If I can't wait, I wonder how Amanda feels!
Below you will see a couple of photos that show the difference in Amanda's gum contour before and after the gingivectomy procedure she had done in Dr. Walter's office. Once the gums had healed, we were ready to start our procedure today.
Stayed tuned for more photos on Amanda's dental case!