This patient was playing hockey and his left front tooth was fractured by a hockey stick. I restored the tooth in 20 minutes with a ceramic composite bonded restoration. Looks great and he’s happy to get his great smile back.
This next patient fractured the her front tooth biting into a hard piece of bread. I quickly repaired this tooth too.
This patient chipped his lower tooth when he bit down hard and the tooth fractured against the upper incisor. This was a quick and easy repair.
This 30 year old patient drinks lemon water all day long. She also grinds her teeth. The grinding causes her teeth to crack and the acid from the lemon juice erodes the tooth causing demineralization of enamel allowing tooth decay.
Next, his 23 year old patient had a crack in his back upper molar. The tooth had a 10 year old amalgam restoration in it. The crack allowed decay to spread deep under the old amalgam filling. The tooth was not sensitive and the patient was unaware that he had a cavity. I removed the old filling and cleaned up the decay, placed a fluoride base to protect the pulp and restored the tooth with a beautiful ceramic composite.
This patient has decay on her molars caused by dry mouth from her medication Spironolactone, which she takes for acne. It clears up her face nicely, but with less saliva to clean off and protect her teeth, cavities form.
This patient hadn’t been to the dentist in 5 years. This upper molar tooth was not sensitive and he had no idea he had any cavities. Here’s the before and after cleaning out the decay and placing a ceramic composite restoration. The procedure took about 30 minutes.
This patient takes a medicine called atenolol, which is a beta blocker, used to treat high blood pressure. It’s great at lowering blood pressure, but also causes dry mouth. She also loves to eat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. The decreased saliva and frequent consumption of sugar caused these teeth to decay and the cavities to form. I was able to remove the decay and restore the teeth with ceramic cosmetic fillings. These before and after pictures were taken 15 minutes apart. Looks great!!!
This patient is a 47 year old man who used to drink a lot of Coke and eat lots of M&M’s. He had extensive decay along the gum line and extending under his gums on all his back teeth. These photos are of his upper right and left quadrant teeth before and immediately after. I was able to restore all these teeth without gum surgery or root canals. And his smile looks so much better now.
This patient is a 26 year old woman who uses an Advair asthma inhaler. The inhaler causes dry mouth which allowed these cavities to form. If you use an inhaler always rinse out with water after and brush your teeth as soon as you can following inhaler use. Make sure to see your dentist regularly to check for tooth decay. The cavity in the last molar was to the nerve. I was able to avoid a root canal by placing a vitrebond pulp cap over the exposed nerve and a ceramic composite restoration to restore the tooth. Looks great!!!
This patient had worn down her teeth due to years of grinding. I filled in and restored the tops of the teeth with dental ceramic composite bonding, and made her a nightguard to protect her teeth in the future.