Our patient came to us because she was tired of her worn and discolored smile. She suffered from tetracycline staining of her permanent teeth as a young adult. The previous dentist performed composite bonding to try to mask the underlying stain but the color was still evident in her smile. We performed a cosmetic makeover using 10 ultrathin porcelain veneers to restore a more youthful and brilliant smile. With porcelain veneers, the color stability is excellent over time. Her new teeth will never stain and her old color with never show through again!
Because she had a very large space with 4 missing teeth in her lower jaw. She was completely unable to eat on that side of her mouth. A removable prosthesis was out of the question, she wanted something permanent. We placed 2 implants in the space and fabricated a 4-unit porcelain bridge. The bridge is extremely strong, non-removable, and should last her the rest of her life. We accomplished this with local anesthesia only and her downtime was minimal – she was back to work the following day.
Because she was tired of having a hole in her mouth. Food was getting caught in the hole and she was having difficulty chewing on that side. She wanted the tooth replaced but didn’t want something removable. She also did not want to negatively affect the adjacent teeth. We placed a dental implant for her missing molar and secured it with a new crown.