Comprehensive Reconstructive Dentistry

April 11th, 2015 | Comprehensive Reconstructive Dentistry | Comments Off on Custom Abutment, Implant Crown

Custom Abutment, Implant Crown

Implant and crowns enhance aesthetics after dental abscess causes tooth loss This patient had damaged a front tooth as a child many years ago.  At the time, the standard of care was to restore the damaged tooth with a porcelain-to-metal crown and to place a crown on the adjacent tooth...

April 11th, 2015 | Comprehensive Reconstructive Dentistry | Comments Off on Implant Reconstructive Dentistry

Implant Reconstructive Dentistry

Heavy metal poisoning results in full mouth reconstruction When we first met, this patient was in critical dental condition with many failing restorations due to either decay or infected root canals.  Her teeth were treated by several different dentists throughout the years, using several different types and shades of porcelain...

April 11th, 2015 | Comprehensive Reconstructive Dentistry, TMJ and Bite Therapy | Comments Off on Bite Therapy, Crowns for Sinus Pain

Bite Therapy, Crowns for Sinus Pain

Bite splint therapy and all-ceramic crowns to solve sinus pain misdiagnosis This patient had been treated by several dentists and doctors for ongoing pain in the left cheek area, and was ultimately referred for a second opinion.  The relevant history starts with cosmetic dentistry she had done to camouflage congenitally-missing...

April 11th, 2015 | Comprehensive Reconstructive Dentistry | Comments Off on Smile restoration after trauma

Smile restoration after trauma

Implant dentistry and pink porcelain gums create lifelike final outcome in smile restoration after trauma This patient had been been traumatized by a baseball as a child, causing him to lose one front tooth and badly damage another.  At his initial consultation, he had a failing four-unit bridge connecting two...

April 11th, 2015 | Comprehensive Reconstructive Dentistry, TMJ and Bite Therapy | Comments Off on Holistic TMJ, Migraine Treatment

Holistic TMJ, Migraine Treatment

Migraines and Jaw pain solved with holistic dentistry approach This patient had migraines, nausea, and TMJ pain symptoms for years. She was able to achieve some relief from sequential modalities of chiropractic, physical therapy, and medications, but only to an extent.  At her initial exam we discovered significant muscle tension...

April 11th, 2015 | Comprehensive Reconstructive Dentistry | Comments Off on Internal tooth bleaching, braces

Internal tooth bleaching, braces

Childhood baseball trauma corrected with braces and internal tooth bleaching This patient had been hit with a baseball as a child, and the front left central incisor was damaged: the color turned dark, the enamel became brittle and thin, and the tooth got slightly jammed into the socket higher than...

April 11th, 2015 | Comprehensive Reconstructive Dentistry | Comments Off on Baby Teeth Get Implant Dentistry

Baby Teeth Get Implant Dentistry

A permanent solution when permanent teeth don’t erupt Typically a patient will lose primary (baby) teeth as the permanent teeth in the bone below develops and matures, pushing the primary tooth out of its way. In the case where there is a congenitally missing permanent tooth, the primary tooth may be...

April 9th, 2015 | Comprehensive Reconstructive Dentistry | Comments Off on Braces and Resin Bonding

Braces and Resin Bonding

Successful adult improves confidence through aesthetic dentistry   As a consultant to big financial firms, this patient was aware that a powerful image was important to portray. However, she felt limited by having never lost the upper baby-teeth canines. The proportion between her teeth and lips was not balanced. She...

August 26th, 2014 | Comprehensive Reconstructive Dentistry | Comments Off on Gum Recontouring, Braces, Crowns

Gum Recontouring, Braces, Crowns

Gummy smile enhanced through gum recontouring, braces, and crowns This patient initially wanted to improve the appearance of her smile, complaining that her teeth were too small, and spaced apart.  The aesthetic analysis concluded that the overall size of her upper front teeth were both too narrow for the width...

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