[BEFORE] Denise lost her lateral incisor due to a fractured root. She also had several old, stained and chipping composite resin restorations on her front teeth, which had bothered her for some time. The first step of Denise’s treatment involved placing a dental implant to replace the root of her missing tooth.
[AFTER] Denise’s smile was improved by a combination of whitening, porcelain veneers and ceramic crowns. All these restorations look and feel like natural teeth. Denise says that if she knew her teeth could look this good, she would have had this done earlier.
[BEFORE] Linda wanted to improve the overall appearance of her smile. She had a few old crowns with margins that were visible, and her teeth were stained, irregular and of different lengths.
[AFTER] Linda’s treatment involved changing the old amalgam fillings on her back teeth to composite resin fillings, teeth whitening, and placement of porcelain veneers and ceramic crowns. Linda chose to keep a small gap between her two front teeth as this was a characteristic she was used to and liked about her teeth.
[BEFORE] Due to his bite, Neil had experienced a gradual breakdown of his front teeth with numerous unsuccessful attempts to ‘patch up’ the teeth. Neil made the decision to correct his bite and rectify the problem with definitive restorations.
[AFTER] Neil’s front teeth were moved to a more ideal position using just five months of Invisalign, his teeth were whitened and ceramic crowns placed on the four upper incisor teeth. Note the natural contours and subtle characteristics that make the crowns look more natural for his age.
[BEFORE] Tina lost her upper lateral incisor due to a fractured root and periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease also caused her teeth to move and a gap opened up between her two front teeth. She had an unsightly crown on her left central incisor which was sitting over a very dark tooth, an old composite resin veneer on her right central incisor and an old stained composite resin filling on her right canine.
[AFTER] The finished result shows a ceramic crown on top of the implant. Note there is no metal or darkness showing through, and the join between the tooth and gum looks completely natural. A ceramic crown was placed on Tina’s left central incisor, and a porcelain veneer placed on her right central incisor.
[DURING TREATMENT] Whitening was performed on all Tina’s teeth and she had Invisalign to close the gap between her two front teeth. Tina was referred to a specialist Periodontist to have her periodontal disease treated. Once this was controlled, the Periodontist placed an implant were Tina had lost her tooth. Acrylic temporary teeth were in place for approximately 3 months while the area around the implant was healing (the healing cap of the implant can just be seen above the temporary tooth). A new composite resin filling was placed on Tina’s canine.
[BEFORE] Margaret had a dental phobia in her youth which led to the loss of multiple back teeth. She hated her smile and couldn’t chew. After years of being a patient at our practice she gained the confidence to undertake the major rehabilitation she desperately needed. Margaret declined minor orthodontic treatment before the restorations which would have led to a better result.
[BEFORE] Carol, a nurse in her late 50’s had been referred to us by her Periodontist (gum specialist). He felt that better quality restorations would make it easier for Carol to keep her teeth and gums clean and healthy.
[AFTER] Carol’s treatment consisted of placement of a few fillings, whitening, two porcelain fused to gold crowns on her back teeth, four ceramic crowns on her upper front teeth, and a porcelain veneer over a lower front tooth. Carol chose to have this treatment done gradually over a period of about two years. At the end of treatment, Carol noticed an improvement in her overall well-being as a result of having a cleaner healthier mouth.