When I recently received an email from Miss Universe Ireland 2010 Rozanna Purcell, asking me if I could improve her smile, I was delighted to be able to help her.
Now the difference between a perfect smile and a not-so-great one is about 1/10 of a millimeter, so there’s no room for error, particularly if a patient’s career depends on looking beautiful. Cosmetic dentistry can be at turns rewarding and challenging, and the concentration required can be pretty draining; still I’m not complaining, there are tougher jobs.
What we did:
Roz didn’t really like the appearance of her upper front teeth, she felt that they looked too short and grey at the bottom. We agreed that by removing the failed composites and replacing them with a whiter, less translucent cosmetic bonding, we could dramatically improve her smile. Interestingly, the teeth appear longer even though they aren’t by much; it’s just that the better shape and colour makes them appear longer.
What I like about composite bonding is that it is a conservative treatment; we removed none of Roz’s enamel from her natural teeth, and the treatment was all carried out in a single appointment.
So now that the cosmetic bonding is completed on the top teeth, Dr. Helen Walsh is taking over Roz’s care to complete the orthodontic straightening of her lower teeth (update and pics to come in a few months!).
I want to thank Roz for being a great patient, my somewhat ignorant expectation of tantrums and tiaras proved to be miles off the mark!
See Rozanna’s video