Monthly Archives: April 2016

fixed bridge

This patient I saw today, grinds and clenches his teeth, and as a result he has broken and worn down all his teeth. After discussing options for restoring his lower right quadrant, he elected to have me restore his teeth with a 4 unit fixed bridge. I made 3 teeth with porcelain and did the last molar in metal. Since the last tooth doesn’t show, I did it in metal because there was not much space and if I used porcelain he would fracture the porcelain off with his clenching and grinding. This bridge looks great and is strong and will last.

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Cavity of the day

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!!!