Veneer Case Study : Olena Khamula
olena Khamula is most famously known as one of the three finalists of Bachelor Australia 2016. Her claim to fame, was how she effectively
dumped the Bachelor, before he knew what happened.
She had decided that she would not bend her own values, in order to make good television. By being loyal to herself, she followed her own script. For this decision making, she was a strong favourite of the audience.
Her fans have followed her long past the show’s season, with her making her social media a major part of her life. Olena was hands down, the most beautiful contestant of that season. Shocked and intrigued, we had to look closely to find the reason why she booked a consultation with Dr Fadi Yassmin.
Olena expressed her own cosmetic conflicts with her teeth. She was unhappy with the way her smile presented itself, and was looking to improve it.
She had tried dental whitening with various levels of strength. First, she tried whiteners the local chemist. Those didn’t do much, and neither did anything that was over the counter. After having seen several dentists in the past, she was convinced to receive a composite veneer treatment..
Being unhappy with the shapes of the veneers, as well as their discolorations, Olena was actively self conscious when smiling. She had trained herself to smile far smaller than how she felt. She said she was tired of hiding herself, while wondering if other people are noticing her teeth.
Upon closer inspection, Dr Yassmin determined that Olena’s teeth presented the following conditions:
As learned, her preavious dentists had failed at attempts at traditional teeth whitening. In the end, they ultimately provided her with an inferior treatment.
The veneers could not be whitened.
Dr Yassmin would be treating Olena’s teeth with Porcelain Veneers. Upon arrival of her next appointment, he would need to prepare her teeth for the veneers.
First, he shaped the teeth to their symmetrical dimensions. This included building up the shape of the teeth in some locations. Other areas were shaved down, to create symmetry.
Next, he needed to remove all of the previous composite veneer, as well as a small amount of enamel from the front of her teeth. This was in order to finalize their correct shapes.
It should be noted, that with proper planning, treatments only require very minimal tooth structure to be removed. Some cases do not need any removal at all.
Olena needed to keep these temporary veneers for just two weeks. This was while her permanent veneers were made to Dr Yassmin’s design. Once completed, we scheduled her for her next visit.
FOLLOW UP VISIT
Olena was scheduled to return for a follow up, to make sure her gums were not being agitated by the new veneers. Her teeth looked great and there was no agitation between any of her gums. In fact, she couldn’t stop smiling ear to ear.