Joanie is a very social person who loves to laugh but lost confidence in her smile over the years. She didn’t like the overall color, the uneven edges, and how narrow her front teeth were. We began by sending impressions, pictures, and a list of her concerns to the dental laboratory. Dr. Michaelson worked with the dental laboratory to create a youthful feminine smile that would compliment Joanie’s features. The laboratory builds the smile on models which we use to make temporaries that are worn for 2 weeks while the final porcelain veneers are being made. The temporaries are a replica of what the final veneers will be so Joanie got the opportunity to see what her new smile would look like. Before we placed the temporaries in, we lightened the overall shade of her teeth with Zoom whitening. We completed her smile makeover with 4 custom porcelain veneers that we matched to the lighter, more youthful shade. Joanie is smiling confidently again.