We are trained in the art
of using porcelain veneers (porcelain crowns) to completely change a smile. Veneers
(facing with porcelain)
can be used to alter the size, shape, color and alignment of your
Losing a tooth or teeth in an accident is another common
problem that many of us face. The young man pictured below was complaining of some pain in a
front tooth. He knew that it was loose and it had been for a long time. After reviewing the
X-ray, it was decided to remove the problematic tooth and to place a removable bridge.
The space next to the bad tooth has been there for over ten years.
After removal of offending tooth
After placement of bridge
He was amazed that we could have given him such a great result
in such a short period of time!
A very common problems that all adults are facing today is the
fact that dentistry has shown them how to keep their gums healthy so that they can keep their teeth for
the rest of their lives, what can they do when their teeth begin to wear out on the surface? Well for
most people, when the teeth are not sturdy enough to hold a filling larger than what's
already in them, the teeth begin to crack and chip and deteriorate.
Lock to this young man whose front teeth were breaking down. He decided that he needed to
have something more permanent placed on his teeth, so crowns were done.
Tetracycline is an
antibiotic used to treat a number of illnesses. One of its major drawbacks is
that it causes severe staining in teeth if it is used in growing children. These
teeth have a gray or dark brown appearance to them. The discolored teeth usually
do not respond to any form of whitening and can be the source of much annoyance
in a young man or woman.
The picture below shows a
typical appearance of what tetracycline staining looks like. The after
picture shows a much improved smile with the discoloration completely
eliminated. Total length of treatment was approximately 2 weeks.
You can see how
dark the teeth are in this view. Also note how the teeth are tilted to
one side. This Patient had tried to unsuccessfully bleach her teeth
The after picture
shows how not only did we improve the color of the teeth but the
alignment as well. The patient absolutely loved her new smile.
may not be the answer for everyone, they can be a miraculous cure for those
patients who thought that nothing could be done for their teeth.
Porcelain veneers are a
perfect alternative to braces. With veneers we can correct teeth that are not
aligned correctly and have gaps or spaces.
Older patients who have always wanted straighter teeth but did not want to
undergo years of treatment with braces will love this new technique.
Gaps, chips, spaces, crooked teeth can all be corrected in as little as two
weeks with veneers.
This patient had
always wanted straighter teeth but wearing braces for two years was not
Two weeks after
treatment was started, this patient had the teeth he always wanted.