Peg laterals or lateral incisors is a common problem which people like their dentist to address.  Melissa’s lateral incisors (the teeth next to two front teeth)  were very small.  We opted to place crowns on her teeth following orthodontic treatment.   Melissa had orthodontic treatment in our office when she was a teenager.  We placed ‘temporary’.. read more →

Ten years later still smiling.  Her smile is as beautiful as the day we placed Empress veneers.  Porcelain veneers are very reliable whether they are placed for esthetic reasons or for restorative reasons such as a fractured tooth.  Few technologies have come along in dentistry which promised so much and lived up to the promise.  We placed.. read more →

Slipped on ice.

Our patient slipped on ice on her driveway this winter. It happens.    She arrived in our office with two front teeth broken and a kitchen cloth with some ice cubes to her lip to keep the swelling down. I took pictures when she arrived at the office but I promised not to show it to any one. Although ice is a..

This person is worried about losing her tooth because of recession around the roots of her teeth.  Having recession around the upper canines is very common.  People are concerned about this because they don’t want to look ‘long in the tooth’. She had a persistent periodontal problem around the upper left lateral incisor for several years.  Some.. read more →

“Why do teeth break?” is often a question asked with a great deal of emotion.  After all some one is usually sitting in our office with a broken tooth wondering why this happened to them.  Here we have a broken lingual cusp fractured off.  To orient yourself you are looking at a photograph using a mirror. .. read more →