A bonded composite filling was used on this front tooth, in a one-visit procedure.
Top: Root canal-treated tooth turned dark after treatment, as is typical. The placement of a porcelain crown produced dramatic results, blending in with natural teeth.
Middle 1: The placement of four individual crowns corrected the decay and dark staining, and straightened the crooked, overlapped appearance.
Middle 2: Two new crowns corrected the shade and the dark band that was noticeable at the gum line. The improved shade and shape of the crowns were more cosmetically consistent with the natural teeth.
Middle 3: Fractured teeth required root canals and pin/post buildups in preparation for crowns. “After” photo shows temporary crowns placed in preparation for cementation of lab-fabricated final crowns.
Bottom: The two teeth to the right of the midline were treated with porcelain crowns to eliminate the gaps and stains. The tooth to the left of the midline is patient’s natural tooth.
Permanent tooth-supported bridge (crowns). These are comfortable to wear without any metal straps, hooks, or wires. Porcelain bonded to gold.
The four upper front teeth were removed due to gum disease. The flexible denture was used so there would be no visible metal in the patient’s smile. The denture teeth closed the gaps and eliminated the “bucked tooth” appearance.
Top and middle photos: Veneers were used to correct issues of size, shape, color, and gaps
Bottom: Upper front veneers increased the length of this patient’s teeth that had been severely worn down by grinding.