So, one of the side effects of powerful drugs the likes of which are used in level II sedation (that's where the patient remains conscious during a procedure) is memory loss. So, here are some pictures I snapped from my iPhone during yesterday's ordeal where they were shoving phallic objects into my mouth.
I have no memory of this particular moment, but it appears to be a moment where they were either taken something out or putting something in, and then some pictures when they were testing to see if the work they did had aligned my bite properly. I'll try to get some better pictures when I go in for the next surgery (I have at least two more surgeries they need to do to complete the work).
Last year, I had veneers put on because, you know, I'm vain and decided to reward myself with veneers following a rather long, personal thing that I swore if I survived I'd finally pony up the money and get them done. It's cheaper in the long-run than laser whitening my teeth every year (assuming I don't get killed by a church van pushing Dawkins out of its way or something).
I decided not to go for the pure Hollywood unnaturally bright style, but for a shade slightly whiter than occurs in nature. They're beautiful I have to say; the work my dentists did on them is truly exquisite. But when they stick a pure white cotton thing in my mouth to test if the shaving they did of my jaw has set my bite perfectly in line, they don't seem as white as they do when I smile.
What do you think, should I go back and have new veneers that are the whitest possible shade, or am I just being hypercritical?