Situation

Starla has been a long-time patient of the practice and has admired Dr. Rota’s work for a long time. She always wanted her teeth to be straight, but didn’t want braces. She was unsure that anything could be done to untwist her crooked teeth.

CEREC crowns full-face before photo of patient (Sta) for the smile gallery of Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Joseph Rota. CEREC crowns full-face after photo of patient (Sta) for the smile gallery of Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Joseph Rota.
After close-up picture of porcelain veneers from Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Joseph Rota. Smile gallery - am After close-up picture of porcelain veneers from Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Joseph Rota. Smile gallery - am

Solution

First, to ensure that he could get the result that Starla wanted, Dr. Rota did a diagnostic wax-up. He took impressions of her teeth and made stone duplicates of them. The stone models were then prepared just as Starla’s real teeth would be prepared. Instead of placing porcelain on the stone models, wax was added to create a template of her future smile. With some minor changes, Starla approved the wax-up, and the treatment was done in two visits using CEREC in-office technology. Custom coloring was done by Dr. Rota inside the porcelain  (porcelain cutbacks) to give a more lifelike and natural result. Now Starla’s smile matches the twinkle in her eyes!