This is a before look, patient's natural dentition.
After a simple composite bonding procedure. No expensive veneers or crowns.
Patient did not like the color and crookedness of the teeth on her left side as seen looking straight on.
The after view from the front after some extractions and a fixed bridge was placed.
A side view of the same teeth before. The dark tooth is an old crown that comes out periodically. The canine is in crossbite.
The after view from the side. Patient loves it.
Teeth worn with age.
Restored with some composite bonding and recontouring.
Possible trauma years ago.
A little composite bonding and recontouring doesn't make everything perfect but does make a big difference and is very affordable.
Actual appearance of teeth, not after removing decay. No dentist had ever mentioned a simple solution...
...place a couple of composite restorations. No numbing needed.
Discolored, worn, crooked and maloccluding teeth can make it difficult to eat.
A more extensive remake involved multiple crowns and a new removable partial denture. Patient loved every bit of it.
The before shade match. A C2 shade is the 7th from the brightest in a traditional Vita shade guide.
Whitening took them from the C2, past the normal brightest (a B1) into a shade found on a special Bleached Guide. The diastema (gap) was also closed.
This is a before shot. By itself in some lighting situations the teeth may not look that dark.
Depending on the lighting, it can sometimes be difficult to tell just what difference there is. This is an after shot, that when viewed side by side with the before (to the left) may not look that different.
This is the same before shot only now with a shade tab for comparisons. Looks like a match.
This is the same after shot as above, but now with the before shade tab. Now you can see just how much whitening was accomplished.
Don't like the diastema (gap)? Close it.
Immediately after closing the diastema (gap) with composite. Tooth is a little dry, once wet it will have better shine.
Don't like the diastema (gap), close it.
Diastema (gap) closed with composite bonding, not veneers or crowns.
This patient wanted to have straighter, whiter teeth without a dark, notched root showing.
A selection of crowns and veneers gave her what she wanted.
Patient thought it was already a lost cause.
Several composite restorations later, but no root canal, or crowns.
Broken tooth due to trauma.
Immediately after a simple composite restoration was bonded.
Broken teeth due to trauma; multiple pieces and not having them present necessitate repairing with composite.
The same broken teeth immediately after placing composite restorations.
Horseplay with a younger brother can do a number on a tooth.
Find and take the piece ASAP to your dentist to have it rebonded, even after hours. Don't have a dentist, call us.