Treatment: Composite veneers for her maxillary lateral and central incisors (her four front teeth).
This patient came to me with the chief complaint of not liking her front teeth. They were chipped, and she did
not like the spacing. She wanted to keep her teeth the same color, and she did not want porcelain
veneers. OK ! So it would seem that the treatment of choice for her would be to do four composite
veneers. And that is what we did. Composite veneers are a very conservative restoration in a situation
such as this, and if you have the skills, they can look as good as porcelain when you are finished. They
will not however last as long. Porcelain veneers done well and maintained, can easily last for 20 plus
years, or longer. Not so with composite. I expect that we will get approximately 10 years out of these,
and who knows, maybe it will fit better for her to do porcelain next time. But for now, we have greatly
improved the appearance of her smile, which ultimately is what we both wanted.