Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry

April 11th, 2015 | Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry | Comments Off on Single Feldspathic Porcelain Veneer

Single Feldspathic Porcelain Veneer

A single porcelain veneer can greatly enhance a smile when using a custom blend of porcelains This patient came in frustrated and disappointed with a recent restoration on a front tooth. On exam, we discovered a damaged central incisor, with a pre-existing veneer that was over-sized and poorly fitted at...

April 11th, 2015 | Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry | Comments Off on Bridge with Pink Porcelain Gums

Bridge with Pink Porcelain Gums

Pink porcelain gum on bridge creates a Trompe L’Oiel effect for this gingival defect This patient had trauma to her front two teeth as a child, which led to a series of root canal treatments, and ultimately resulted in tooth loss.  Dental implants had been initially placed in the site...

April 11th, 2015 | Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry | Comments Off on Resin Fillings, Tooth Bleaching

Resin Fillings, Tooth Bleaching

  This patient had white resin fillings placed years ago, and had since decided to whiten her teeth.  The whitening effect on the enamel of her teeth had a tremendous impact – however, in contrast, this tooth whitening made the original bright, opaque color of the fillings stand out in...

April 11th, 2015 | Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry | Comments Off on Resin Veneer replaced by Porcelain

Resin Veneer replaced by Porcelain

Single porcelain veneer replacing stained bonding This patient had a small misshapen Peg Lateral incisor (upper right) that was bonded with a resin veneer made from plastic filling material a decade prior.  She had become aware of a dark stain at the edge of the restoration, as well as a...

April 11th, 2015 | Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry | Comments Off on Feldspathic Veneer | Peg Lateral

Feldspathic Veneer | Peg Lateral

Feldspathic veneer brings full adult contour to a “peg lateral” incisor This patient had been aware that one of his front teeth looked different from the others – it was small and hidden beside the adjacent tooth, and looked grey in comparison. As a rising star in international business, he...

April 9th, 2015 | Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry | Comments Off on Porcelain veneers closing spaces

Porcelain veneers closing spaces

Cosmetic defect of peg lateral incisor and spaces solved with porcelain veneers This busy corporate executive had a great smile, and she used it frequently with her colleagues and customers. But she was aware of the cosmetic defect in her smile of a peg lateral incisor and spaces between the...

April 9th, 2015 | Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry | Comments Off on Ceramic Implant-Crown

Ceramic Implant-Crown

Fractured front tooth replaced with porcelain crowns and ceramic implant-crown This patient came to me complaining of tooth grinding and weak front teeth; her upper left lateral incisor had been restored with a crown several times and eventually broke at the gum-line. After discussing her options, the patient selected replacement of...

July 28th, 2014 | Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry | Comments Off on Porcelain Veneer vs Bonding

Porcelain Veneer vs Bonding

Porcelain veneer vs bonding: Qualities to consider in decision making process This patient had chipped the front left tooth playing sports as a child.  Previously, it was conservatively repaired with resin bonding (tooth-colored plastic filling material) which had discolored, and to the patient’s disappointment, three times before it had broken under the...

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