Jai came in as an emergency having broken his front tooth biting on a frozen candy bar... We took the appropriate records needed for planning purposes, and temporarily repaired his broken tooth with composite resin bonding at the first visit. We used the records obtained at the emergency visit to plan how to shape and contour the tooth perfectly, and also diagnosed that his lower front tooth that was out of position was part of the problem... We used a few clear aligners to move his lower front tooth a little so it would not result in further problems later, removed the temporary bonding and placed a new composite resin bonding that was virtually invisible, and calibrated his bite to improve how it functions... 15+ years and counting!!
Irene was concerned with her upper and lower chipping front teeth, had an ill-fitting, loose old lower removable partial denture that moved when she ate and was uncomfortable for her... She was not a candidate for dental implants due to severe bone loss. Her bite was calibrated to stop the chipping, and durable esthetic porcelain crowns were fabricated for upper 4 incisors and lower front teeth, followed by fabrication of a lower precision partial denture that snapped into place with custom, milled attachments. She chews anything and everything that she wants, and needs a special tool to help remove the precision partial denture!!
Lucy came in unhappy with her old bridges. Spacing was off, trapping food everywhere, which made her gums swollen/irritated, Her front teeth seemed diagonal to her. Orthodontics was prescribed to improve overall alignment and space distribution, and ideally designed and contoured bridges were placed to protect the gums, stop food trapping, to appear naturally emerging from the gums and improve overall appearance...
Megan came in unhappy with the shape of her teeth, and was concerned with chipping of her lower front teeth that was occurring. She was uncomfortable with her bite that was leading to regular headaches... We calibrated her bite to alleviate her headache symptoms and reduce chance of future chipping of teeth, and placed upper and lower conservative porcelain laminate veneers to improve her smile and address her concerns... 15+ years, and she's still smiling proud!!
Patient was unhappy with old crowns, and uncomfortable with her bite... Clear aligner orthodontics was initiated first to improve overall alignment, then a full mouth rejuvenation with esthetic crowns and veneers was prescribed and performed.
Patricia was unhappy with her old crowns, and had a fractured, missing side front tooth replaced with a dental implant... We placed esthetic porcelain crowns to replace all upper front crowns, including the implant crown...
Tom was experiencing regular headaches, and was unhappy with the appearance of his teeth. He was rising the Corporate Ladder, did not have the time or want the poor esthetic side effects of conventional braces... Clear aligner orthodontics was used to improve the alignment of his teeth for a few short months, then bite calibration was performed to reduce headaches and make him feel comfortable. This was followed by full mouth rejuvenation with esthetic 360 degree front teeth veneers and crowns of several back teeth and implants... Stable and comfortable for close to 20 years... AND he has been CEO and CFO of several companies so far!!
This patient had a habit of sipping soda and biting on the flip tab of the can. He was unhappy with resulting appearance of his front teeth, and uncomfortable with side effects to his bite... Oral hygiene coaching and prophylaxis to decrease inflammation and reduce effects of soda habit, minor clear aligner orthodontics to improve arch form/alignment, followed by teeth whitening, and bite calibration. Also, upper/lower front teeth durable ceramic crowns to restore the damage and minimize effects of potential future abuse. Stable, happy and comfortable for more than 15+ years so far...
Wendy was having TMJ issues, daily headaches and decreased breathing efficiency, noticed her bite was off and teeth shifting over the years... TMJ management, laser frenectomy to improve tongue movement along with myofunctional therapy/breathing coaching to improve tongue posture and breathing, Invisalign and composite bonding to improve bite and appearance, nighttime appliance at end to stabilize teeth position and TMJ's...
Paul was unhappy with his smile, especially his small side front teeth... Invisalign of upper teeth to redistribute spacing, whitening, gum contouring, veneers of side front teeth, and bonding of other front teeth.
Olga was unhappy with her old style front crowns, and big back bridges... gum recontouring and new porcelain crowns in front, implants/crowns in back...
Danielle has worked in the dental industry for several decades. She had many areas of single tooth dentistry performed, and was always told she wasn’t brushing and flossing enough, kept on needing work performed that subsequently failed quickly, in essence having been accused of inadequate home care. She never had inflammation or plaque, just broken teeth, cavities and infections requiring root canals or extractions… Our evaluation showed that it had nothing to do with what she was or wasn’t doing, but that her bite was off, functioning inappropriately and was slowly destroying itself. We prescribed Invisalign to correct misalignment issues, then performed a full mouth rejuvenation with prototypes to road test our new occlusal/bite scheme. Implants were then placed in several areas, and after healing she was restored with esthetic crowns, veneers and bridges over her natural teeth and her dental implants… Failed by the dental industry for decades, she finally has comfort and can outwardly smile with confidence!!
This patient was uncomfortable with her bite and unhappy with esthetics, so never really smiled much, even for pictures... Bite calibration and lower front bonding first to stabilize occlusion/bite, confirmed full comfort, then upper veneers/ esthetic porcelain crown from premolar-premolar, and isolated necessary back teeth crowns... Comfortable, happy and stable for well over 7 years, and smiles without inhibitions!!!...
Eileen was in pain from abscesses and broken teeth, but also wanted to be able to confidently smile for son's upcoming wedding... root canals disinfected and removal of hopeless teeth to alleviate pain and infection, periodontal therapy to reduce bacteria and inflammation, hygiene coaching to improve home care maintenance, transitional bonding and Invisalign to correct arch forms to improve appearance (in time for her son's wedding!), full mouth renovation with porcelain crowns and bridges...
Terry was miserable with TMJ and bite pain 18 months after faulty orthodontics from a specialist that straightened his teeth, worsened his bite, aggravated his TMJ's, marginally improved his teeth appearance, and was never happy with his smile... TMJ management to get him comfortable, custom Incognito inside braces to correct dental arch forms (by a different specialist), upper and lower front teeth bonding to correct bite, laser gum recontouring and 4 front teeth 360 degree veneers to improve appearance, nighttime protective/retentive appliance to protect bite and TMJ... Stable, comfortable and happy now for over 15 years...
Patient came in with an implant and a painful infected root canal that were failing, overall gum swelling of mouth and around wisdom teeth, unsightly crown that was recently placed with constant gum bleeding, regular headaches and unhappy with smile, all just 5 years after his braces had come off. Periodontal gum treatments were performed to reduce inflammation, wisdom teeth were removed to alleviate pain and gum and tooth infection, Invisalign to correct inappropriate tooth position and correct what was not done properly during previous specialist orthodontics, bite calibration to relieve headaches, new implant/crown placed for missing tooth replacement, laser gum contouring and new crown for unsightly, bleeding crown... Patient comfortable and stable without headaches for many years, and smiles ALL the time now!!