Welcome to our Visual Index - Directory. All of the material on this website is organized on visual representations of either Smiles (full face photos) or Procedures (close up photography) used by our doctors to address a particular need.
Self Conscious Male:
Life Long Tooth Space Deformity
Large tooth gap (diastema)
No more chicletts
Masculine Smile Design
Makeover Smile Line
Adhere to Rule of Golden Proportion
Treatment Choice: Restorative Replacements Outcome: Worn out restorations fabricated from outdated materials and methods were replaced with a primary focus on the overall smile shape the patient wanted. Teeth with natural size, colorations that felt natural were handcrafted. Click here to learn more about replacement treatments.
Tetracycline Treatment Failure:
First Veneer Treatment lasted only 2 years
Changed color from white to yellowish
Started to Chip at biting edges
Suspected technical mistakes in original treatment
Probable preparation error
Highly probable bonding error
Suspected wrong choice of bonding cements - cementation process
Treatment Choice: Tetracyline Veneers - The Right Way: Non severe tetracycline stained teeth can be effectively treated with veneer products if additional steps are taken to block or inhibit underlying dark colors to bleed through. Click here to read more about the technical issues with stain blocking.
Mountain Dew Soda Pop Addiction:
Painful to eat and chew
Self confidence and dignity gone
Dissolving teeth enamel
Lower teeth hitting roof of mouth (overbite)
Wanted to chew and eat normally
Custom cosmetic dentures
Tooth Replacement Options: Tooth replacements can be created fro practically any condition of loss. Total enamel and tooth destruction caused by soda pop acids can be replaced or recreated cosmetically to produce some astounding results. Click here to read our interesting story about this case.
Dead - Necrotic Tooth Replacement:
Darkened Tooth Roots
Composite Resin Cosmetic Bonding Failure
Tooth Enamel Replacement Methods
Crown versus Veneer Laminates
Porcelain Feldspathic Veneer Lamination
Permanent Treatment Success
Effective Stain Blocking
Gingiva Recontouring - Gum Tissue Shaping
Selecting the Best Cosmetic Technology: Composite resins are a popular and easily affordable technology for repairing or modifying many cosmetic characteristics of teeth. Dark tooth stains, regardless of origin will show or bleed through even the best of composites available and even veneers. Click here to learn how a patient elected the treatment of choice.
Uneven Tooth Sizes and Spacing
Bite Occlusion Problems
Collapsed Vertical Dimension
Seeking Treatment with Permanent Results
Uneven Teeth - Jagged Biting Surfaces
Uneven Gum Line
Cumulative Effects of Piecemeal Dentistry: Getting dental work done here and there when it is needed is a common practice. Years and years of this type of treatment can cause unusual or unattractive cosmetic results. Technologies and materials change and wear at different rates.Click here read a patient's experience of discovering the impact of doing everything at one time.
Embarrased About Teeth Appearance
Self Conscious - Unattractive Smile
Severe Wear and Tear
Ugly Permanent Denture Stain Damage
Uneven Bite and Occlusion
Wanted Dentures without "Denture Look"
Natural Appearance with Whitening Effect
Old Dentures: Stains and Bite (Function): Every denture wearer knows that while they may be able to make do with the same dentures for a long long time, they can nonetheless become unattractive to look at and uncomfortable to wear and use. Cosmetic Dentures are now a reality. Click here to read what a patient wanted for a new smile despite being a denture wearer.
Porcelain Crown Replacement:
Uneven Wear and Tear
Changing Bite and Occlusion
Smiling required Effort
Lip Movements during Smiling changing
Adjacent Teeth beginning to Rotate
Loss of Vertical Dimension
Closed Bite is Shorter
Bite Collapse causing Older Age appearance
Porcelain Crown Functional Life: Porcelain crowns and onlays have wear and tear features similar to natural teeth. The differences in wear between natural and porcelain teeth can cause unusual problems for overall bite if not monitored closely. Delaying treatment can accelerate bite collapse that affects cosmetic appearance. Click here to see the cosmetic and functional effects of crowns needing replacement.