I don't know why I didn't do a post on this months ago. I was going through my Photobucket account and looking at the pictures again. I guess I thought people would find me too vain, but hey what the hell, I am kinda vain. Ever since I was in my early teens, I started having alot of problems with my teeth. I can't tell you how many crowns, filings, and root canals I've had, but I know it's alot. Some of my teeth I've had worked on 2-3 times.
I went to a new dentist, Dr.Padideh Shafiei, here in town. The practice is brand new, but she has years of experience. I was having problems with my old dentist and wanted a fresh start. We started with some x-rays, and went over my dental history. She found that two of my crowns/root canals had problems, go figure. I knew that there was something wrong with them, but nobody could figure it out. My teeth have alot of problems, cause I was sick all the time as a kid (asthma, bronchitis, etc.). I was given some many prescription drugs, that the enamel was being eaten off my teeth. I paying for it as an adult.
Dr. Shafiei asked if I ever thought about cosmetic dentistry. Of course, I have. I live in Orange County, the land of cosmetic procedures. Well we discussed porcelain veneers. I was hesitant about the price, but I knew that I could make payments. I came home and discussed it with Angry Husband. He gave me his usual response, "If it's something you want to do, do it, I'm not going to hold you back." Well I decided to get them done, EIGHT teeth.
I then started going to Dr. Shafiei for the preparation procedures. We have to take lots of molds of my teeth, prep my gums, and some drilling. It was a very long and painful process. Seriously, I've never been in some much pain in my life. I couldn't even chew hard food for a couple of weeks, cause I have my temporaries in.
I had this done in April/May and I'm soo excited about the results. Seriously, the pain was all worth it. I remember how painful it was still, but I have no issues with them now. I do have a problem of smiling too much. My co-workers always make fun of me. One friend, Kim, says that I need to give a normal smile and not the fake smile I like to give now. I just can't help it.
Getting my teeth done, was part of my whole Angry Julie Makeover. I'm going to post some pics. You can tell that I've lost weight between the before/after pictures, plus I will include a now picture also. I know alot of people think about getting this done, but never know anyone who's actually gotten it done.
P.S. Please ignore my jacked up lipstick in my afters. My mouth was still numb and I barely got it on there.