Mandana suffers from bruxism-tooth grinding. She had worn her teeth down significantly. She didn’t like to smile and show her teeth. The teeth were made longer, in effect, after a crown lengthening procedure and some crowns and tooth replacement. She is now smiling freely and has restored her mouth back to a healthy condition.
Margarita had two old crowns from years ago. She disliked how the color did not match her other teeth. We replaced the crowns in two easy visits and she’s now thrilled with her more natural looking front teeth.
Sean fell and broke his front tooth in half. A temporary composite restoration was placed in a single visit to build the tooth back up to normal size while it continues to erupt into it’s final position in the mouth. Sean is pain-free and happy and the tooth is doing well.
Hope’s journey began with orthodontic treatment to create adequate space and alignment to replace her missing teeth. The teeth were replaced with implant-supported crowns. She is now smiling freely and has restored her mouth back to a healthy condition.
Zane had mismatched upper front teeth. He was unhappy with the lack of uniformity, tooth wear, and dark gumline areas. We started with a smile design and digital mockup, followed by a trial period with temporary crowns and veneers. After a smile makeover, he has a youthful, uniform smile again.
Michelle had veneers placed over 15 years ago to close a gap between her front teeth. The corner of one of her veneers broke off and the other one cracked. We started with a wax mockup to see if we could also change and improve the position of her two front teeth. Michelle loves the more retruded position and the natural look of her new veneers.
Josh suffered a blow to the face as a teenager and lost his upper front tooth. His lateral incisors were naturally undersized. He was unhappy with the discolored old bonding, the mismatch of colors, and the gaps between his teeth. We started with a smile design and digital mockup (shown above), followed by a trial period with temporary crowns and veneers. After a smile makeover, he has a bright, symmetrical, movie-star smile.
Undersized upper lateral incisors are quite common. They can be made larger with bonded composite filling material during the teen years. The composite can be replaced with longer-lasting ceramic veneers as an adult.
Nik’s teeth had dark and white patches and defects in the enamel from a condition called Enamel Hypoplasia. The upper front teeth had the most visible discoloration. He chose to treat the front four teeth conservatively with ceramic veneers. His smile is now brighter and more uniform. Sometimes small changes can have a big impact.
An old, defective crown suddenly broke off along with a portion of the neighbor tooth. She had been wanting to improve upon the previous crown yet maintain her characteristic space (diastema) between the front two teeth. A new crown and an adjacent veneer and she loves her restored smile
Natural spaces can be closed by moving teeth together with orthodontic treatment such as aligner therapy, or with bonding or ceramic veneers. This patient chose to close the space conservatively using only filling material in between the two front teeth.