We are proud of the beautiful, long-lasting dentistry we create to improve the beauty and comfort of our patients' smiles. Take a moment to see what is possible by browsing our before-and-after photos below.
Our patient was looking to rejuvenate his smile after many years of fillings, wear, and chipping of his front teeth. Our challenge was to match new crowns and veneers to an existing bridge.
We started by making a 3D printed digital prototype to simulate the final desired outcome. Then based on the 3D digital prototype, we reshaped and rebuilt the lower front teeth with direct composite veneers This created the space we needed to make crowns and veneers on the upper front teeth. The top and bottom teeth need to work together in harmony and frequently cosmetic treatment on the top ...
Many years ago porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns were the only cosmetic crown option available. PFM can be a very successful crown option, but one of the problems with them is the appearance of a dark line where the crown meets the tooth. The dark line can be due to metal showing, from a lack of translucency (light can’t pass through the metal), or from new decay along the edge of the crown.
Our patient had porcelain to metal crowns on his two front teeth and didn’t like the dark appearance where the crowns were meeting his teeth. He also ...
3D printing is relatively new in dentistry, but it has opened doors for patients that may not have otherwise been able to afford care. We now have the ability to 3D print dentures, nightguards, models, implant surgical guides, and in certain situations crowns.
This patient came to us because she was unhappy with the existing composite bonding and was looking for a solution that would not break the bank. We went through the process of making a digital smile design that allowed her to visualize the potential outcome before we started working on the teeth.
We used the digital smile design as ...
Many patients have large silver (amalgam) fillings and they may last for many years or decades. Several things can happen to silver fillings over time though, including:
- Staining or discoloration of the healthy surrounding tooth structure
- Corrosion leading to leaking margins
- Decay along the leaking margins or under the silver filling
- Cracks in the healthy surrounding tooth structure
- Chipping, cracks, or even loss of the silver filling itself
This patient had a large silver filling that was more than half of the chewing surface of the tooth and had a leaking margin with decay underneath the filling. After discussing the options we opted for a tooth ...
Sometimes accidents happen :( Our patient was hit in the mouth while at work and fractured two natural teeth and a crown. We completed a root canal on tooth #8 because the nerve was exposed. Then we prepared tooth #8 and 9 for crowns. The chip on the edge of tooth #10 was small and easily repaired with composite filling material. The final crowns were cemented and adjusted to fit perfectly with the opposing teeth. We were thrilled to be able to restore the teeth to a beautiful, natural smile!
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It can be scary to lose a front tooth! Thankfully dental implants can offer an excellent solution to replace a single tooth without harming the adjacent teeth.
For our patient, a dental implant replaced the root of the missing tooth and the bone of the jaw healed around it. Sometimes we are able to make an immediate temporary crown or a temporary replacement option, but our patient opted to go without any replacement while the implant healed. After the implant healed we were able to create a custom crown to blend in naturally with the other teeth.
The implantwas placed into the ...
Our patient had a previous tooth supported bridge that failed. We decided to replace the failed bridge and missing teeth with an implant supported bridge. First, we removed the roots of the decayed teeth and placed a bone graft. Once the bone graft healed, we were able to place two dental implants to replace the missing tooth roots. The dental implants healed underneath the gum tissue for several months. Once the dental implants were healed (integrated), we uncovered them and placed a temporary implant supported bridge. The temporary implant supported bridge helped shape the gum tissue around the implants and ...