Betty received porcelain veneers at our Orange County, California dental practice to completely rejuvenate her smile. Wonderfully effective, veneers can mask imperfections such as slight misalignment and discoloration and provide for a beautiful smile.
BETTY - PATIENT: My husband and I started coming to Dr. Ty and Sue with our children because we were looking for a new dentist. They handle all our dental work. One of the big things for me is that after I had braces, I had some pretty noticeable gaps in my teeth. I have small teeth, and Ty showed me a picture of what my teeth could look like with veneers, and I was sold. He was just going through, “Okay, this is what we're going to do for the ongoing maintenance of your teeth, and I did an image of what your teeth would look like, and I just wanted to show you a before and after if we went with veneers.” And he showed the picture, and it was just amazing.
I wasn't hesitant to smile before--I laughed a lot. I wasn't really thrilled about having my picture taken, and I would try and do things to not make it look like I had spaces between my teeth. I'd put my tongue between my teeth so it would kind of fill in the gap, or not smile all the way, but I don't worry about that anymore.
People's reaction was like, "You look really different." In fact, I just last night saw a friend I haven't seen for 14 years, and I said, "Do you remember I used to have spaces in my teeth?" And he goes, "Yeah." And I said, "I don't have them anymore." And he said, "Let me see." So I showed him and he said, "Those look great. They look like real teeth." Which is what you want--you don't want that fake obviously-capped teeth look. These look like real teeth. I'm thrilled with the results. It was worth the money; I would do it again.