This sweet patient had been wanting to fix her smile for years!! Now, with the kids out of college and on their own, it is time for mom to do something for herself....
This 16 year old girl was involved in a traumatic accident when younger and her front two teeth stopped developing and fused to the bone.
This patient came in with mismatched crowns that appeared uneven, sloped to her left and had a "fake-white" look to them.
Patient had recession and exposed root surfaces on front teeth. Over time these areas became worn and stained.
We were able to put bonding on the roots to protect them and make them look a lot better. (and fixed the chip at the same time!)
"J" was getting married in less than a month and wanted the gaps in her teeth to be fixed. This is a case that had to turn out great.
This is a condition called gingival hyperplasia. It occurs when the tissue is chronically inflammed and swells (in this case after braces.) This patient and his mom wanted a better appearance now that his braces were off.
We used a diode soft tissue laser with local anasthetic to recontour his gums. This shot was taken immediately after. The patient reported very little discomfort the next day - almost painless!
Healing after 6 weeks. The gum tissue is completely healed and the patient and his mom are very pleased with the result!
A relaxing day at the pool ended with a fractured adult tooth. We reguarly see this injury in younger patients.
This patient had a fracture between the teeth (note the black line to the left of the silver filling)
We took out the silver and restored with a white filling, and the patient said "It looks brand new!"
Small cavites between the teeth happen frequently - usually due to lack of flossing. This shows the dark colored area where the cavity has gone through the enamel and into the dentin.
This is a view from the top of the tooth once we had removed the enamel and exposed the underlying decay.
Here is the final result once the cavity had been completely removed and a white filling (composite) had been placed. Looks like new again!
This patient needed a denture, but had lost almost all of the bone required to hold it in. Four implants were placed by the surgeon.