How to make this case work?
Hi everyone. This is a case I just did today, my first upper 10 veneers. Previously we discussed doing uppers and lowers but patient decided he only wanted to do #4-10. I prepped and impressed him today, but he's coming in tomorrow for post op. I'm not sure he can handle the length. And he's moving in 2 weeks. :(
We started with 8 mm long centrals. I gave him an extra mm heightening the zeniths on the #8-9 and incisally 1 mm for 10 mm in height. We decided to only lighten his shade to A2 (starting off at A 3.5). I was able to get #7 into the arch and tried to stay in enamel for the other preps. That said, I'm not sure I set up the lower plane well enough, just evening out the incisals of #23-26 for even distribution on #8-9. It was really tough attempting to get canine guidance and achieve no occlusion on the inclines of the premolar buccal cusps in excursions.
I like the way they look, but he's lisping a bit and feels they're too bulky. He has 5 mm of OJ to begin with so I'm trying to minimize further bulkiness. I can recontour and make them less bulky and maybe reduce a mm off the incisal edges. At this point, I feel like this case is consuming me and I'm not even sure to do feldspathic (which I feel like is a gamble, even though they could be thin) or emax.
I don't want a turn a simple case into a complicated mountain, but after doing it today I feel like I didn't plan properly. All thoughts welcome.