Adult Overbite Reconstruction
Full Mouth Bite Occlusion MakeoversOur patient had a significant history of adult overbite and was becoming more and more conscious of how his teeth appeared when smiling.
Originally from the United Kingdom (UK) and now a resident of the Cayman Islands, off the coast of Cuba, our patient had interviewed several local veneer makeover dentists but was still unsure of how the final result would appear... and endure (fear of overbite damaging new veneers).
A banking executive with an active career, our patient felt the Da vinci veneer product line would rid his fear of having what is unpopularly referred to as British Teeth (Dientes Ingles). His teeth were becoming more and more crowded causing the overbite to worsen. He simply wanted great looking teeth.
Unable to find Cayman Island doctors to provide the visual documentation of successful multi-unit veneer treatment plans (photos of successful cases) he required, he took his research to the mainland, namely South Florida. He would have access to a greater number of accomplished makeover dentistry practices.
Articulation Studies: Occlusal AnalysisDr. Pohl evaluated the patient with articulation studies and diagnostic waxup models. The patient obtained the objective information he needed for determining which combinations of restorative and reconstructive dental procedures would provide the precise result he wanted.
Although traditional orthodontics is regarded as the standard treatment for overbite... the prospect of wearing bulky braces did not appeal to the patient.
Occlusal - Overbite Porcelain ReconstructionDr. Pohl was able to demonstrate alternative treatment procedures that could not only produce the cosmetic result the patient was seeking but to also correct the overbite condition that would normalize the patient's bite and relieve the concerns about malocclusion ruining his new restorations.
Davinci Porcelain Veneers would provide the overall cosmetic makeover outcome he was seeking. As a result of the articulation studies conducted, it was determined that a total of 6 porcelain crowns would be needed to create occlusal function he hadn't had for years.
Lava all porcelain crowns were the product of choice for the patient, owing to the superior function of Lava porcelain in critical occlusal treatments.
The wax-up models provided the veneer temporaries that enabled the patient to make his final selection of coloration, sizing and type of smile line he wanted for his makeover result.
At the same time, Dr. Pohl was evaluating the technical data needed to assure the fabrication of restorative components that were critical for optimizing the patient's bite.
The Benefits of Extra Attention to Detail and AnalysisThe feldspathic veneers were handcrafted on a tooth-by-tooth basis producing size an symmetry changes in all 3 dimensions. This degree of extra attention to detail eliminates the kinds of makeover surprises that patients don't want and yet hear about, frequently.
Veneer failures are rarely a problem of product failure... but rather of a failure in technique or application.
As can be seen in the adjacent post treatment photos... the cosmetic and orthodontic change created is quite obvious. All of the teeth seem to be in perfect symmetry. A total of 12 Davinci veneers provided the look and feel of natural teeth.
Both upper and lower arches (maxillary and mandibular) now share normal occusal relationships.
The fear of restorations of failing due to an overbite or other occlusal disturbance has been effectively overcome. With good oral hygiene habits and preventive care, years and years of endurance can be expected.
The final outcome of treatment exceeded the patient's expectations. He has a smile filled with great looking teeth and now has a smile line (LVI Rule of Golden Proportions: curvature of biting edges of upper teeth follow the arch of the lower lip during smile behaviors) that he had never had.
Call our office at 561-368-3440 to schedule an evuation with Dr. Pohl to learn more about the different types of procedures available for creating nearly any makeover result imaginable.
See other before and after examples of full mouth makeovers, both restorative and/or reconstructive, in our Photo Gallery.
You can also contact Dr. Pohl directly via our on-line Inquiry Form. He will respond to you directly with the answers to your questions.
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