Susan sought Dr. Goodman to explain that it was her dream to have whiter and brighter, beautiful smile makeover. She struggled with putting off the process for years and decided it was time for a dramatic enhancement so she could obtain the confidence she had been desiring. With Susan's specific smile and based on her goals and expectations, Dr. Goodman recommended 8 Porcelain Veneers on her top arch to fill out her entire smile. She was initially unsure about her decision and she inquired for options to complete 4 or 6 to have more of a progression than immediate overall change. Dr. Goodman explained that in most smiles, 8 - 12 teeth are visible in one's upper arch. If one has 4 or 6 veneers only completed, the smile can often appear to drop off after those teeth. Also, Susan's main priority was to have a whiter and brighter smile, and this may not have been the likely result if she would not have chosen to complete all 8 veneers to fill out her entire smile. She would have needed to choose a shade just lighter than her current natural teeth, and she would not have likely been able to achieve her whiter and brighter dream through that option. Dr. John Goodman DDS finds that in some cases, patients that choose to not fill out their entire smile with veneers, they usually return to have the remaining teeth visible in their smile completed. This is not the case every time, but in the scenarios that there may be discoloration, stain, decay or other variable factors and also dependent on the patient's top priorities and goals. Our featured patient, Susan decided to follow Dr. Goodman's recommendation for 8 veneers and chose the whitest shade we offer. At her second appointment when her Veneers were seated, she shared that she couldn't believe how happy she is with the results. Our dedicated team strives to ensure each patient's unique goals are met each and every time, and we are so grateful to have helped Susan achieve the confidence she desired for so many years. To find out what your options are and how you can achieve your desired goals, schedule a Complimentary Consultation for Porcelain Veneers with Dr. John P. Goodman DDS by calling 816-842-8585.