This patient needed to have a tooth taken out because of a cavity, and did not want a dental implant. We reviewed her options for tooth replacement, and she ultimately decided on a dental bridge. We worked with a periodontist to remove the tooth, then made her a temporary bridge that we used to help shape her gum tissue while she healed, so that her dental bridge would look nice and natural. The final photo shows you what that kind of tissue-shaping process can do to make your new bridge look amazing!
This patient had been in and out of my office for many years, frustrated and embarrassed by her smile. We came up with a plan for her teeth that suited her needs, and are now on track to give her a boost of self-esteem, while making great progress toward improving her habits at home to protect her investment.
Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of filling material. This patient came in with a broken front tooth from an accident, and couldn’t afford a dental crown. We discussed his options, and he ended up selecting some tooth-colored filling material instead.
The FUN part about this case is that we can layer different shades of filling material, and even add a little staining, to make this tooth blend in with all his others. Sometimes, it’s not PERFECTION, but PERFECT for HIS SMILE that patients want, and we loved restoring his tooth for him!
This lovely lady came into our office and would barely smile because she was so self-conscious about the color of her teeth. She has what are called “tetracycline stains,” due to an extended dosage of the antibiotic as a child—and these can be challenging to treat effectively! She’d seen dentists in the past, but no one was ever able to help her.
Using Kor Whitening products, over a period of 8 weeks of home bleaching and 2 sessions in our office, she is laughing and smiling again—with no sensitivity to boot!
This patient came to our office dissatisfied with her smile—she hated the color of her teeth, her dark fillings, the stained tooth structure at the gum line—and her daughter was getting married in a month!
Working around her needs and time limitations, we whitened her teeth in our office using GLO Science, replaced her dark fillings between the teeth, repaired a chipped tooth, and restored her abfraction lesions (notches at the gum line) just in time for her daughter’s big day.
Sometimes a subtle change to your front teeth can make an amazing difference for your smile! This patient didn’t like the position of her front teeth, and wasn’t thrilled about orthodontic treatment as an adult to correct it. So we decided on crowns to correct their position instead! It’s important to note that there are sometimes limitations to a treatment plan when orthodontics aren’t involved, but she was still THRILLED with her pearly whites!
This patient presented with congenitally missing lateral incisors (the two teeth on either side of his front teeth). He’s had Maryland bridges (restorations designed to replace his missing teeth) since he was a child, but these had become loose, stained, and unsightly over the years, and he wanted a new look! We discussed orthodontics and implant placement, but ultimately he decided on two new bridges instead! From top to bottom: original photos, temporary bridges (a little stained because of the length of time he was in them post-surgery) with soft tissue grafting on his upper right canine (two teeth from the middle), and final restorations on the day of delivery. Big smile, happy patient!
What a difference whitening treatment can make! This patient presented to our office with dark teeth, due to the common culprits–coffee, tea, and wine. We discussed in-office and take-home bleaching options to brighten her smile, which the patient agreed to. After an hour in our chair, we saw instant results!