It's true that a picture is worth a thousand words. Take a moment to browse through our Smile Gallery to see some of the transformations we've helped our patients achieve with dental crowns and bridges. A dental crown or bridge can do more than just change your smile. It can improve your everyday life.
This patient is getting married in 2 weeks and wants to improve her smile. We started with Zoom whitening. Then we placed an implant to replace a missing canine. Today we shaped her existing teeth for porcelain crowns, and delivered a custom-made temporary crown/bridge for her to wear during her wedding.
After the wedding and honeymoon, she will return for us to evaluate the temporary, make any requested adjustments, and then have her porcelain crowns made. We'll post the 'after' photo at that point!! But so far it looks great.
This patient complained that he'd never been able to smile because he didn't like the way his teeth looked. After Zoom teeth whitening, we sculpted and bonded resin veneers to improve the shape and size of his upper front teeth. We also used a diode laser to improve the contour of his gum tissue above one of the 2 front incisors. Great result!
This patient felt her small "lateral incisors" next to the upper central teeth were too small. She also didn't like how one central tooth was shorter than the other.
After some planning, we were able to fix her smile in 1 appointment. These are cosmetic bonded veneers. What a beautiful result!
What a great result! Single visit, took about an hour, happy patient! Next week we're doing porcelain restorations to improve the size and shape of her front teeth, and also putting a tooth on her implant that can be seen in the photos.
This patient's teeth had eroded from a combination of years of acid reflux and heavy grinding. After careful diagnostics, a full wax-up, photographs, and discussions of several different options, it was decided that restoring the teeth to their proper size and function with all-porcelain crowns was the best option to provide long-term protection and service. What a great result!
This patient had considered whitening her teeth for years before finally decided to try the Zoom! in-office whitening. After a single 1-hour appointment her teeth lightened approximately 8 shades!
This patient had a porcelain veneer that was pulled off when she removed her "Smile Direct" clear aligner. She then lost the veneer. Instead of a new porcelain veneer she requested a bonded resin veneer. After a single 45-minute appointment, she left with a fantastic result!
This patient was unhappy with old, stained resin on her front teeth. We discussed porcelain veneers versus cosmetic bonding, and decided to go with the more conservative cosmetic bonding. We had to do some slight gum recontouring to even out the widths of the 2 teeth (which can be seen in the photo where the gum tissue is a little irritated), and we achieved a beautiful result after a single appointment!
This patient wanted to close a gap between her front two teeth. With porcelain crowns and veneers we were able to close the gap and give her a beautiful, brighter smile!
This patient felt her teeth were too small and she showed too much gum tissue when she smiled. After a consultation with photographs and measurements, we decided that some simple, pain-free cosmetic gum re-contouring with a laser would give her the smile she was after. These 2 photographs were taken about a week apart. Great result!!
This sweet patient already had a beautiful smile, but she felt that her gums were too "puffy" and the front side teeth were too small.
So we used a laser to reduce the "puffiness" of the gum tissues, and allowed a week for the gums to settle into their new position. Then we used cosmetic bonded veneers on the two side teeth to add length and width to make them more proportional to her other teeth.
What a beautiful result!
Using a new clear aligner system called "Smart Moves", we were able to successfully close the space between his upper front 2 teeth. Once the space closed, a little cosmetic bonding to improve and re-contour a few spots, and it is a great result!
This patient had old porcelain veneers on her front 2 teeth that she was unhappy with. After some discussions we decided to replace those 2 veneers, and add veneers on the 2 neighboring teeth as well to better blend the final result.
1 hour and no numbing, and we had this fantastic result and a very happy patient!
This was a challenge--covering the dark staining with translucent bonding material. But the patient was thrilled with the result! Using a special "opaquing" layer under the resin, we were able to be very conservative while still significantly lightening the shade of his teeth.
This patient was unhappy with spacing between her teeth, as well as some wearing-down at the incisal edges. We discussed several options, but for the short-term she opted for cosmetic bonding to address the cosmetic issues bothering her. No numbing, single-appointment, great result!
One 45-minute appointment, one amazing result!
After a single appointment we were able to give this patient a beautiful new smile! We initially discussed orthodontics and porcelain veneers, but in the end we decided on bonded resin veneers. She can now smile with confidence!
Juvederm is a dermal filler made from hyauluronic acid, a substance that is naturally present in the human body. This patient was very happy with her lower lip but wanted more volume in the upper lip. We used Juvederm Ultra Plus to add definition and volume to the upper lip. We expect this great result to last 9-12 months!
6 units of Xeomin were injected into 3 sites (2 units per site) around the right eye in these photos in order to relax the underlying muscle that had caused the "crows feet" wrinkles visible in the "before" photo. There is a marked improvement, though unfortunately we noticed after the fact that the patient is smiling in the "before" photo and not in the "after"...we still felt the photos would be helpful in showing what is possible with this very minimally invasive, painless procedure!
This patient was unhappy with the space between his front teeth, and initially requested porcelain veneers. After discussions we decided a better, more conservative option would be to close the space with Clear Correct aligners. This great result was achieved after only 5 months!
This patient had tried several at-home whitening systems but was still not happy with the results. We used the Kor take-home and in-office whitening, and her teeth lightened approximately 9 shades!
We used Xeomin in this patient's forehead and just above her eyebrows in an effort to relax underlying muscles that had caused the dynamic wrinkles seen in the "before" photo. A different camera, in different lighting , is used, but you can still see noticeable reduction in the visible lines. Our goal is conservative muscle relaxation in order to still allow expression, while giving a more refreshed appearance. Great result, happy patient!
This patient felt her gums showed too much when she smiled. A laser was used to gently re-shape some areas, and after less than 2 weeks what a great result!
We used a combination of Botox and Juvederm Ultra Plus to smooth and add volume to this patient's lips. Her main concerns were the "smoker's / water bottle" lines around her lips that her lipstick bled into, as well overall volume loss. We placed about 8 units of Botox in the muscle encircling the lips in order to relax it a bit, thus smoothing the lines visible in the "before" photo. We then added Juvederm Ultra Plus, a hyauluronic acid filler, to plump her lips a bit while maintaining a natural appearance and size. This procedure took us about 15 ...
This patient had tried whitening many times in the past without success. Her teeth have tetracycline stains from taking the antibiotics as a child, and most whitening systems have trouble with this type of stain. However, after using Kor whitening both at-home and in-office, her teeth lightened by 8+ shades!
This patient had avoided the dentist for years. Frequent sodas and energy drinks had caused the widespread cavities seen in the 'before' image. She had a party in 4 days and wanted to improve her smile. Due to the limited time we were not able to treat the posterior teeth at this appointment, but after about 2 1/2 hours her upper front teeth were much improved, and she was thrilled!
This patient wanted his spaces closed. After gradually and comfortably moving his teeth into an ideal position we were able to do minimal cosmetic bonding to finish his fantastic new smile!
This patient asked about removing a spot on his gums. He was constantly asked about it, and it made him self-conscious about smiling. After a painless 5-minute laser gum treatment he went home, and returned a few days later smiling with the spot gone!
This patient's front tooth was tilted and rotated, resulting in a gap between the front 2 teeth. With Clear Correct clear aligners we were able to close the gap and straighten the teeth. Some cosmetic bonding on the neighboring teeth was done to improve symmetry and the final result!
This patient just finished orthodontics and wanted to improve the appearance of this lower front tooth. It had fractured a few years ago and was stained. We discussed a porcelain veneer and bonding, and she opted for bonding. After an easy 30-minute appointment she left with a beautiful result!
This young lady was born without her front tooth. After wearing braces to straighten everything out, we discussed an implant versus a "Maryland Bridge". She decided on the bridge for now and may consider an implant in the future. We're all thrilled with the result!
This patient did not like how her lower front tooth stuck out from the others. It was uncomfortable and was hard to clean. We were able to get it back in line with a 6-month treatment using Clear Correct aligners. A great result!
This patient had spent years not liking the appearance of her front teeth. She felt they were chipped and stained, and was reluctant to smile in public. After discussing her desires, a diagnostic waxup was created which allowed us to "try in" her new smile before actually doing any treatment. Once she was happy with where we planned on ending up, we proceeded with placing porcelain veneers on her top front teeth.
This patient felt her old porcelain over metal bridge on her front teeth looked bulky and fake, and was reluctant to smile in public. We replaced it with a beautiful new metal-free bridge that is much more lifelike and feminine!
This patient was ready to improve his smile and did not want to go through orthodontics, so we discussed other options. Through a combination of 2 porcelain crowns and 2 porcelain veneers we were able to achieve a great result in only 2 visits!
Straight teeth, great result! This one took us a little longer than expected because she lost her first Inman Aligner while out-of-town. We had a duplicate made and after about 6 months were finished. Happy patient, happy dentist!
Mary did not like the appearance of her crowded front teeth, and she did not want to wear braces. Together we decided the removable Inman Aligner would be a great option for her. Mary was able to take it out while eating and cleaning her teeth. This result is after only 8 weeks!
This patient had suffered from too much gum tissue for years. Not only was is painful when she was eating, but she didn't like how it looked and as a result did not smile in public. In 2 easy appointments, we were able to comfortably and predictably re-shape her gum tissue using a laser. We then did some cosmetic bonding to close the spaces between her teeth and improve tooth-size proportions. She reported having no discomfort after the procedure, and is thrilled with the result. Now she loves her "new" smile that had been there all along!
This patient wanted a bigger, brighter smile. She already had nice teeth, but thought they were too small and dark. After careful evaluation and planning, we had new porcelain veneers fabricated to enhance her already beautiful smile.
This patient did not like how her front teeth were so crowded and uneven. She commented that she didn't smile in photographs, and was self-conscious in public. We made her an Inman Aligner that she wore daily for 4 months, then when her teeth were straight, did some cosmetic bonding to add length to her shorter lateral incisors. It is a fantastic result!
This patient wanted her broken front tooth fixed, and asked if we could close the space between the teeth at the same time. After a short appointment, she was thrilled with the result!
This patient had neglected her teeth for some time and said she'd just stopped looking in the mirror. She's a school teacher, and with classes starting in a few weeks she decided it was time to fix them. We discussed porcelain veneers versus bonding, and due to time and cost, she opted for bonding. After a short 1-hour appointment, she's able to smile with confidence again!
With Kor Whitening, we are able to get good results even on the darkest, most difficult teeth that traditional whitening systems are unable to whiten.
This patient broke his front tooth playing sports. It was not painful or sensitive; he was just concerned with the way it looked. Without numbing the tooth we were able to match his existing tooth characteristics and color, and he went home happy after a 10-15 minute appointment.
This patient wanted to brighten her smile quickly and painlessly before her wedding. She'd tried over-the-counter bleaching systems with unsatisfactory results. We told her about our best whitening system, Kor. After 2 weeks of at-home Kor whitening, she returned for an in-office treatment and WOW! What a great result--11 shades whiter!
This patient had been wearing a removable partial denture for years and was not happy with it. He complained of it moving while he chewed, and said he could not eat many of the foods that he enjoyed. After careful planning, 5 mini dental implants were placed, and a custom bridge was cemented into place. He is now able to chew food again on that side, and he does not have to worry about removing his teeth at night before bed. He called the day after the implants were placed to let us know he was on his way out ...
This patient was unhappy with the spaces between her front teeth. We discussed different ways to close the spaces, and she wanted to proceed with cosmetic bonding. She was very happy with the result, and even asked which teeth we had added the bonding material to when it was completed!
This large metal filling was done many years ago. The patient was aware of it any time she smiled or laughed, and asked about replacing it. We were able to give the tooth long-term protection as well as satisfy the patient's cosmetic concerns with a beautiful porcelain crown
This patient broke his front porcelain crown while playing sports. After removing the old crown and cleaning up the tooth, we took photos and impressions and had a new porcelain crown made.
This patient's old crown was failing and had a cavity forming where the dark area is visible near the gum line. We were able to remove the old crown, fix the decay, and fabricate a beautiful, new porcelain crown to match her other teeth perfectly!
This young lady came to us with a cracked porcelain crown (in the picture it appears as a vertical line running down the middle of the tooth on the left side of the "before" photo. We were able to replace it with a beautiful new porcelain crown in no time...happy patient!
This nice patient had dark, stained, and worn teeth. With porcelain veneers, her smile immediately looks bigger, brighter, and many years younger!
This gentleman had loose, painful upper teeth due to advanced gum disease that was past the point of fixing. Our first step was to make him an "immediate denture" which he wore home the same day his upper teeth were removed. Then, after a healing period of 6 months, we fabricated a new custom denture. Our goal was for it to look like his natural teeth, not like a new denture. We were both thrilled with the result! (I did not get a "before" photo of his teeth, so here are two photos of his new denture)
Many whitening systems cannot get good results with deep stains often caused by medications taken as a child. Kor Whitening, with its unique fabrication process and precise-fitting trays, is the only system I am aware of that can achieve these great results on what is generally considered one of the most difficult stains to remove. This was a phenomenal result!