smile with chipped asymmetric teeth

Simple solutions by direct veneering

23 years old young man came to the clinic complaining of bad esthetics. The patient said he wished to smile more confidently, and that he was looking forward to getting a brighter, whiter and more attractive smile.

intraoral picture of stained upper teeth


Initial occlusion.

Contrasted picture of stained and decayed teeth


Initial situation, contrasted view.

occlusal view of decayed teeth before restoration


Initial situation, occlusal view.

rubber dam isolation of upper arch


Rubber dam application.

rubber dam retraction with clamps on central incisors


B4 clamp was used to improve retraction of the soft tissues.

total etching with blue acid gel


Total etching by 37% phosphoric acid for both centrals incisors.

unica matrices for direct veneering of incisors


The UNICA anterior matrix was used on both incisors to help contouring.

microbrush applying bonding agent on incisors


The bonding agent was applied on the entire labial surface after etching.

composite white dental beauty shade for aesthetic composite restorations


Si2 body shade was chosen as a first mass.

folding the unica matrix for palatal support


The shape of the Unica matrix helps when palatal support is missing.

enamel shade by white dental beauty for composite restoration


E enamel shade was chosen as a final layer.

composite veneers before finishing procedures


The restorations before finishing procedures.

etching gel on lateral incisor and canine


Total etching by 37% phosphoric acid for both lateral and canine.

unica matrix adapts to the canine for direct veneering


Unica anterior matrix adaptation on canine.

styleitaliano unica matrix as protection during etching


Total etching by 37% phosphoric acid after adaptation of Unica matrix on the other side.

finished and polished composite veneers


Final situation after finishing and polishing the restorations.

surface texture of direct composite veneers


Final situation, close-up view.

smile after composite dental makeover


Final side view of the smile.

Detail of composite veneers


12 O’clock view.

happy smile after dental restorations


Final smile.

before and after direct composite veneering


Comparison between the initial and final smile (frontal view).

before and after dental restorations


Comparison between the initial and final situation.

smile restored with composite direct veneers


One year follow-up.

happy smile of patient one year after dental makeover


Happy patient at one year follow-up.


Direct Composite veneers can be a suitable solution for patients who want a whiter and more appealing smile, especially for thouse who want it quickly. The direct veneering technique allows us to sculpt and create beautiful and natural looking smiles in one visit, while being minimally invasive; this technique is also a financially attractive procedure for the patient.
White Dental Beauty CompoSite is durable, and highly polishable, and is also invisible thanks to its natural fluorescence and high color stability resulting in amazing long-term aesthetics.


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