The Art & Science of Porcelain Veneers
Not All Teeth Are Created Equal
There is an art and science to making it happen…And it starts with a block of porcelain!
Much like a blank canvas, Dr. Maddahi’s exclusive lab technicians approach this block with detailed and exact instructions from Dr. Maddahi on everything from the nuances of the shape of the tooth to the precise color chosen by Dr. Maddahi and the patient.
Each tooth is designed based on several characteristics that make each and every one completely unique. This is why so many patients comment that the teeth they leave with feel more natural than the ones they came in with!
Dr. Maddahi places the porcelain tooth and then does a careful examination, now that it is in the patient’s mouth, watching how it looks when they smile and talk. He then does the final shaping of the tooth, minutely carving it until it looks like it has always been there.
“The trick is to create something so natural that it looks like it belongs there, but that actually improves the smile and the look of the smile. So many of my patients tell me that they’re closest friends and family say, ‘You look so good!’ But they can’t figure out what has been done. That’s when I know I’ve done my job well.”