Lois - “Patched” With Fillings
BeforeLois is a 73 year old who has been unhappy with her smile for years. Her teeth have been “patched” with fillings that keep staining and decaying. She had a few older crowns that were still healthy that she wanted us to match with her new crowns.
AfterWe crowned her front teeth, choosing a color that would blend in perfectly with her existing crowns. She was thrilled with the final result, and finally felt confident in her smile!
Len - Veneers for Discolored Tooth
BeforeLen is a 57 year old attorney who had a discolored front tooth that was longer than his other teeth. As a lawyer constantly in courtrooms, he became conscious of the appearance of his smile.
AfterWe removed his old veneer and replaced it with one that matched correctly with his adjacent teeth. We adjusted the color and length, along with adding some translucency, which the previous veneer lacked.
James- Bonding for Chipped Teeth
BeforeJames is a 21 year old who is just finishing up college and getting ready to apply for jobs. He did not like his chipped upper front teeth and wanted to fix them, but could not afford to do crowns or veneers. He wanted to look presentable to future employers but also keeping his finances in mind.
AfterWe decided to bond his front four teeth to recreate his smile. We color matched the shade of composite perfectly, bringing his teeth back to full form without anyone being able to notice!
Bob - Porcelain Crowns and a Straight Smile
BeforeBob is a 70 year old gentleman with failing front teeth. He has had excessive wear over the years due to clenching and grinding and has never been happy with his smile. His teeth have been drilled and filled countless times, and he was finally ready to pull the trigger on some new crowns! Bob did not like the crooked appearance of his front teeth and wanted them to look straight again.
AfterWe removed all the old restorations and decay and straightened his teeth out with new porcelain crowns on his four front teeth. We color matched his new crowns with his existing teeth in order to make it appear more natural.
Brianna- Crowns and Shaping
BeforeBrianna is wonderful 21 year old that had a trauma to her front teeth as a teenager. These teeth were fixed with bonding over the years, but she always felt self conscious about her teeth and wouldn’t smile. Brianna also felt that her two central teeth were too long, and looked too square. She wanted her teeth to have a more feminine appearance.
AfterWe prepared Brianna’s front four teeth for crowns. For two weeks prior to starting, she whitened her teeth to the shade she liked. In the process of restoring them, we slightly shortened the teeth and rounded off the edges so that they blended more with her facial profile. She was thrilled with the results!
Brianna- Crowns and Bonding
BeforeOur same patient Brianna who was thrilled with her front four upper teeth, decided to get her lowers fixed as well! She had decalcification of her bottom front teeth with thin enamel, giving it a mottled appearance which she was unhappy with.
AfterWe decided to crown her two central bottom teeth and re-do bonding on the other ones. This was done to keep the costs down, but not settle on poor esthetics. The end result was beautiful, and the patient is in love with her new smile!
Joe - Replacement Bridge
BeforeJoe is a 56 year old male with a failing front bridge. He has been to a few dentists with no luck on enhancing his smile and function to his satisfaction. He came into my office with a loose bridge that kept falling out when he would talk or eat! He needed attention right away.
AfterAfter removal, extensive treatment was to done to recreate a solid foundation for a new bridge to sit on. His front four teeth were done with a layered porcelain and blended shade to match with his other teeth.
Cathy- Porcelain Crowns
BeforeCathy is a vibrant 25 year old with an amazing personality. She presented to our office with multiple chipped front teeth, which made her smile uneven. Her teeth are also naturally thin, causing them to be more frail. Incidentally, she also had trauma to her front tooth as a child which made it discolored.
AfterAfter a thorough consultation, she decided to have her front four teeth redone with all porcelain crowns. We lengthened the teeth slightly, and added some thickness to create a more beautiful, uniform smile.
Diana- Porcelain Crowns
BeforeDiana is 58 year old with excessive wear on her teeth. She has had multiple fillings to "patch" her front teeth over years which she was unhappy with. Her teeth have worn down due to significant clenching and grinding. She came in wanting fuller, more natural smile.
AfterIn order to restore her teeth, we designed 6 layered porcelain crowns for her to create a more aesthetic appearance in her smile, and also withstand the forces of grinding she does at night. She was thrilled with the results because it finally made her more confident while smiling!
Heidi- New Crowns
BeforeHeidi is 69 year old active woman! She presented to our office with her front crowns done from all over the world. As a constantly traveling professional, she had her teeth restored wherever she was working at the time. As a result, the materials and crown type varied from dentist to dentist, and country to country.
AfterWe removed all 4 international crowns and had them fabricated right here in Westlake Village with a beautiful, final aesthetic outcome!
Joanne- Adjustments to Crowns
BeforeJoanne is a 61 year old woman who was never happy with the appearance of her teeth. She was always so consumed with her work life as a dental hygienist, and taking care of her family, that she never found the time to enhance her smile. She finally decided to prioritize herself and take the plunge!
AfterWe lengthened, and then matched the color of her front four crowns to her existing teeth. In the process we also created a brighter, more uniform appearance so when smiles, she can do it with confidence!
Vanessa- Veneers and Whitening
BeforeVanessa is a 55 year old with 20+ year old veneers which have been breaking down. She came into the office with a broken front veneer, and was ready to have to them re-done! We also noticed her front teeth were uneven and slanting to the right.
AfterIn order to recreate esthetics, we removed all the veneers and realigned her central teeth, and removed the slanted effect. We brightened her shade across the board to create a more vibrant look.
Jeff- Teeth Restoration
BeforeJeff is a 25 year old recent grad who had a bad experience with a dentist who attempted to fix his front teeth. He came to my office wanting a second opinion. He had limited finances, and could not afford to do crowns or veneers. I suggested we restore his teeth with composite material until he could save up to fix them with a more permanent solution.
AfterWe removed all the old filling material, decay, and stain. We then matched the shade of his teeth, and applied composite in layers to recreate the shape of the teeth and close in all the spaces. Finally, we polished the restorations to give it a luster similar to our natural enamel. The aesthetic result was a great, and an affordable choice for this patient.
Tommy- Porcelain Crown
BeforeTommy is a 62 year old gentleman who presented with a 15 year old crown that did not match the rest of his smile. His front tooth was too long, and lacked the translucency that our natural teeth have. It also had part of the tooth exposed along the gum line, and a dark metal line showing where the porcelain and metal join.
AfterRe-doing a single front tooth is one of the hardest jobs as a dentist, because it is very difficult to get a perfect color match. Tommy bleached his teeth first, and then we replaced the problem tooth with an all porcelain crown. We matched the length of the two front teeth. We were able to achieve the smile he desired!