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Cosmetic Veneer Case of The Day.

Here are the before and after photos of 6 porcelain veneers that I placed on this 22 year old young man’s upper front teeth. Brightened up his smile-he was very happy :-)))

smile before
smile after
porcelain veneers
after veneers

Bonding for worn down teeth

This patient’s lower teeth were worn down from years of grinding and clenching. We discussed crowning all the lower teeth, but I wanted to try bonding composite to the tops of the teeth to build them back up. He will eventually wear this away, but it’s easy for me to add to and re-bond the teeth as he wears them down over the years. I also made him a nightguard to wear when he sleeps to protect the teeth.

worn down lower teeth
after bonding

Chipped teeth of the day

The first two patients I saw today chipped the same front right central incisor biting into a chicken bone. The third one chipped her lower right incisor biting into a sandwich. The last patient grinds his teeth and fractured the edge off his upper left central incisor. I restored each these teeth in about a half hour, for each one, with bonded ceramic composite restorations. Here are the before and after photos taken 30 minutes apart.

chipbefore2    chipafter2


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Restoration of a fractured upper central incisor tooth

This 14 year old patient chipped his front tooth on the metal restraint bar on a ride at Disney World. Today I repaired the tooth with a ceramic composite bonded restoration in 30 minutes.

before-fractured front tooth
after bonding
happy patient

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!!!