Before & After Photos
Acrylic Removable Partial Denture
Before: This patient had a very loose front tooth. Molds were taken of his teeth and sent to a dental lab to make an immediate acrylic removable partial denture, “flipper”, before the tooth was scheduled to be removed.
After: The same day the tooth came out, the flipper was placed in the mouth. Similar to a retainer, this device is removable and is held in place by the backs of the remaining teeth.
Brown, yellow, or white spots may be superficial and can be removed in one appointment. This conservative procedure, requires no anesthetic while a compound in placed on the teeth to remove the stain. Many patients choose to whiten after enamel microabrasion to improve the overall appearance of the teeth.
Before: This patient had chipped and jagged edges on his front teeth.
After: We did enamel recontouring on his front teeth to even out the edges. This is a simple procedure that involves smoothing the tooth enamel, no filling material is added.
Implant Example 1
Before: This patient lost a tooth due to a crack. To replace it, a single implant was placed where the tooth was removed. After healing, an abutment was placed on the implant, that is what you are seeing in this photo.
After: A conventional crown is then cemented onto the abutment. This crown is now used just like a natural tooth.
Implant Example 2
Before: This patient had difficulty wearing his lower denture. Two implants were placed and allowed to heal under his old denture before placing abutments onto the implants as you see here.
After: Now his denture snaps onto the implants securing it in place .
Before: This patient was missing a front tooth. There were no restorations on the teeth next to the space and the patient wanted an appliance that did not come out. A Maryland bridge is a conservative bridge that uses metal or ceramic “wings” that are cemented on to the back of the adjacent teeth.
After: The Maryland Bridge is cemented in place. By using a ceramic material, we do not have any metal show-through on the adjacent teeth.
Periodontal Disease: Scaling and Root Planing
Before: This patient had not been in to see the dentist for quite some time and had a heavy build-up of tartar and plaque on her teeth. She was diagnosed with periodontal disease and needed scaling and root planing or a “deep cleaning” to treat the disease. In this photo, we have completed the scaling and root planing on the lower right quadrant. Notice how healthy the gum tissue looks.
After: This photo was taken after the scaling and root planing has been completed on the lower arch. The patient said her gums felt much healthier and she had very minimal bleeding when brushing and flossing the bottom teeth compared to the top teeth.
Before: This patient had old composite bonding on his front tooth that had fractured. He was missing enough tooth structure that we decided to place a porcelain crown to protect the tooth from future breakage.
After: A porcelain crown was placed on his front tooth. In this case, we sent the patient to the dental lab to do custom colorization of the crown. Notice the nice color match to the adjacent front tooth.
Porcelain Veeners Example 1
Before: This patient was missing 2 permanent teeth in the front and bonding was placed on her canines to make her teeth look more symmetrical. Over time, the bonding had discolored. It was decided that 4 porcelain veneers would be placed to improve the color and contour of her teeth. This photo was taken after she had used the Opalescence at-home tooth whitening system.
After: 4 porcelain veneers were bonded on her front teeth to create a more harmonious smile.
Porcelain Veeners Example 2
Before: This patient wanted the spaces in his front teeth closed. We treatment planned 4 porcelain veneers would be best to close the spaces and give the teeth a nice shape and contour.
After: These teeth were whitened before fabrication of the veneers to have the best result. 4 porcelain veneers were bonded on his front teeth. Notice the nice color and life-like look of the veneers.
Tooth Bonding Example 1
Before: This patient had an accident and broke off part of her front tooth.
After: In one appointment, composite bonding was done to replace the fractured tooth.
Tooth Bonding Example 2
Before: This patient has spaces between all of her anterior teeth that cannot be fixed with orthodontics.
After: In 1 appointment, we closed the spaces and evened the length by bonding composite on all four of her anterior teeth.
Tooth Bonding Example 3
Before: This patient has a large space between her central incisors (two front teeth) and small spaces elsewhere between other upper anterior teeth.
After: First, she whitened her teeth using the Opalescence Whitening System. Then, in 1 appointment we closed the spaces by bonding composite on two of her upper anterior teeth.
Tooth Whitening Example 1
This procedure requires 2 visits to your dentist. At the first appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums and discuss how much whiter bleaching can make your teeth. Before you begin at-home bleaching your teeth must be clean. Any gum problems need to be treated. Any cavities must be filled, and old or leaky fillings may need to be replaced. Next, molds of your teeth will be made to make custom-fitting, flexible trays for use at home. At the second appointment, you’ll be given your trays and the bleaching gel with instructions. We use the Opalescence tooth whitening system. Whiten at home 30 minutes a day for 2 weeks.
Before and After photos above.
Tooth Whitening Example 2
Before and After photos above.