Real Patient. Real Story. Real Smile.
Meet Phil Fust, Owner of Loudoun Brewing Company
Phil’s grill — as his family and brewery friends refer to his smile — had been messed up since a childhood accident (he swears it wasn’t a bar fight!) left him with chipped teeth and thankfully nothing more than a few bumps and bruises. Over the decades, his teeth had become increasingly worn and shifted under the pressures of day to day grinding. And he admits that taking care of his smile wasn’t much of a priority as he entered adulthood and later started to build his business as a brewer of delicious craft beer.
Fast forward to 2018 — Phil’s fiancee (and now wife) gently encouraged him to do something about his worn smile. She knew that his smile didn’t reflect the person she knows him to be, and it certainly wasn’t serving him as an entrepreneur with increasing visibility in the community.
Phil came to our practice after years of avoiding dentists, and not letting on that his smile bothered him. We addressed the health of his gums — the foundation of any smile makeover — and decided on a treatment plan that would provide maximum impact with as little dentistry as possible. To achieve this, we moved forward with Propel Accelerated Invisalign to move his teeth in a more ideal position. I leveled out his teeth at the gumline and minimized the amount of tooth structure I’d have to reduce to accommodate Porcelain Veneers. Because I was in charge of his orthodontic movement with Invisalign, I was able to control exactly how much room I needed to be as conservative as possible — in fact, I didn’t even have to numb Phil up when it came time to prepare his teeth for porcelain and I was able to reduce the number of veneers needed to rehabilitate his smile!