In order to get the perfect smile, the teeth need to be proportioned properly, the porcelain needs surface texture to break up the light and we also need translucency so the light reflex naturally on the teeth. This person is an example of how porcelain veneers that required no tooth grinding were placed on her upper teeth to match her natural lower teeth that did not get veneers.
Bad Porcelain Veneers
As more people consider porcelain veneers, it has become apparent that these new patients are not impressed with the porcelain veneers they are seeing on their friends. The first thing out of their mouth is, “I want porcelain veneers but, the cosmetic dentist who worked on my friend made his teeth look so big and fake”. These patients have not looked at Dr. Sam Muslin’s website where they would have seen before and after photos of porcelain veneer patients and realized that porcelain veneers can look white and give a wider smile while looking natural.
Porcelain Veneers by the Closest Dentist
Most patients make the mistake of going to a cosmetic dentist within 6 miles of their house and far too many of these patients found this method to be a big mistake. Porcelain veneers can be an incredible addition to a patients face or they can be a terrible distraction. Choosing the dentist with the best “before and after photos” that are untouched and unaltered is the very best method of choosing a dentist. If the dentist you are considering offers almost anything and everything available in dentistry, you may want to reconsider. The following patient is a prime example.
A Wider Smile and Veneers
She wanted a natural looking smile “with impact”, that was wider and she did not want veneers on her lower teeth. The treatment required creating a much wider smile on her upper teeth that supported her lips and face plus blended perfectly with her lower teeth.
With advanced cosmetic dentistry and elite high tech porcelain veneers, it was possible to duplicate the light transmission of her natural lower teeth with the porcelain veneers on her upper teeth. Matching upper porcelain veneers to natural lower teeth in all lighting requires an advanced porcelain veneer method. The secret to Dr. Muslin’s work is that he works on the porcelain personally for everyone of his patients. He and his ceramist work together as Dr. Muslin designs and shapes the porcelain.
The Secret of Natural Veneers
My secret to creating the right shapes, colors, surface texture and light transmission is for Dr. Muslin to work on the porcelain veneers personally. With dental lab experience, he has a complete understanding of the different types of porcelain veneers, the different types of porcelain, opacity to the cores and how to best hide the darker tooth color under the veneers while gaining translucency.
Hiding the dark tooth color is critical with the different types of core materials and the amount of opacity required. If there is too much opacity, the veneers look too white (dead in appearance) and with too little opacity, the porcelain veneers look grey. The secret is not finding the best ceramist, or the best ceramic lab, or the best porcelain veneer material, but finding the dentist that has the knowledge and skill to guide the ceramist through selecting the materials and developing the right characteristics of the porcelain for the patient’s particular issues.
Talk is Cheap, You have to Show Me!
Yes, we know that just about all of the cosmetic dentists doing porcelain veneers may claim they are the best or claim the know all of the porcelain but if they can’t produce enlarged high quality photos of their work, find a different dentist. Some of they say they teach at the University as if that somehow makes them a better dentist. As his father used to say “Talk is cheap, you have to show me”.
To create the shape, width, length and lip support for all of the patients requires attention to detail. We I take 25 full face photos along with corresponding 25 close up photos (about 50 photos in all) from all angles and expressions so he can create the best smile, facial support, bite correction and lip support for his patients by measuring from a large high definition flat screen.
Patients Save Time and Money
This level of artistic ability and creative design saves the patients a lot of time because they usually love their work after their first visit. These patients do not have to return over and over again because the ceramist did not get the porcelain veneers right
All of the before and after photos on this website are untouched and unaltered. These are the actual before and after photos of the actual patients and he sincerely thanks them for allowing him to show their entire face. Many of them traveled a long distance, some from other countries, in order to get the absolute best cosmetic dentistry effect and the best Face Lift Dentistry® bite correction treatment for their facial profiles. Face Lift Dentistry® is a trademarked, specific method developed years ago and is an exclusive method.
Dr. Sam Muslin was Awarded LA’s Best Cosmetic Dentist for 2017
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