This patient had been wearing a broken flipper for 20+ years due to congenitally missing lateral incisors. She had no idea that we could transform her smile so that she did not have to wear a broken flipper. I went through the process of what it would take to get her maximum benefits, optimal esthetics and proper functioning of new teeth. We first started with a diagnostic wax-up and photos so that we could see how many teeth would need to be involved and what it would entail. When the proposed wax-up came back to us from the lab, we did a "try-in" of her future smile. We deducted from the try-in that she would need crown lengthening surgery with the periodontist, two sets of 3-unit bridges and 2 veneers. And we did just that. The entire process took 4 months. We allowed 3 months of healing after her gum surgery.