Tag: dental veneer

A Beautiful End : Dr. Dini

A Beautiful End : Dr. Dini

If you an avid reader of this blog, you would know that my previous post was about challenges is doing dental makeover. I shared with you one of the cases. Now, I’m going to share another case that I faced similar challenges. Choosing a right…

Saving Premolar : Dr. Dini

Saving Premolar : Dr. Dini

What would you do if your tooth is like this when you wake up in the morning? Would you freak out? Would you cry your heart out? What’s the first thing on your mind? Would you call your dentist first thing in the morning or…

A challenging composite veneer case: Dr Nik

A challenging composite veneer case: Dr Nik

It was indeed a very challenging case.

She has crooked upper teeth and wanted it to be straighter. This was how her upper front teeth looked like. Two teeth were slightly in and one tooth was a bit out of alignment.

Obviously I mentioned about orthodontic/braces treatment but she firmly said no to it. She was not willing to spend the time for the treatment and she also wanted a cheaper treatment options.

Well, it took me a while to do thorough check up and figuring out other options for her. I stressed to her that these options are not an ideal treatment options and she must really put extra effort in keeping the teeth clean and flossing is a must. I discussed all the other options and she chose to do composite veneers.

Doing composite veneers on crooked teeth like hers is really difficult. I just did 3 veneers but it took me 2 hours!!. There’s a lot of things to consider while doing the treatment and the most important one is to make sure that patient will be able to floss easily in between the teeth.

So, this is how she looks like after the composite veneers treatment. It does looks straighter right? She was soooo happy with the result and thanked me profusely.

I’ll be seeing her again for review and for other treatment and meanwhile hope she enjoy her new enhanced smile.

Dr Nik (nik@drfauziah.com)

Long overdue treatment: Dr Nik

Long overdue treatment: Dr Nik

My patient has a porcelain crown on her upper left central tooth. It was done several years back at other clinic and the colour of the crown is slightly lighter than the rest of her teeth. It bothered her for so long and finally she’s…

When need is greater than fear: Dr Nik

When need is greater than fear: Dr Nik

‘I’m so scared of dentist’ I think this is one of the most common phrase that we, dentists hear from our patients…young and old alike. They will try to avoid coming to a dentist until their need is greater than their fear. It might be…