This young lady came to us very unhappy with her smile. Despite being a very bubbly person she was reluctant to smile for photos because she was so self conscious of her dark front tooth. This had darkened because the nerve had died and some old stained filling material was present. The edges of her teeth were also worn and chipped.
Over the course of a few months the root canal treatment in the dark tooth was repeated, the dark tooth was bleached inside and outside and the rest of the teeth were whitened. After this some existing fillings were replaced and partial composite veneers were bonded over the two front teeth. A little gum re shaping was also carried out.
The final touch was to simply smooth off and re-contour the edges of the front teeth where they had worn. This last step had the effect of giving a much more youthful smile with softer lines as can be seen in the photos below.
In short, the patient got a new smile, which she was thrilled with, without the use of expensive treatment options. Just a little alteration of what she already had!