A smile for a lifetime: Ten years with a perfect smile.  Her smile is as beautiful as the day we placed Empress veneers.  Porcelain veneers are very reliable whether they are placed for aesthetic reasons or for restorative reasons such as a fractured tooth.  Few technologies have come along in dentistry which promised so much and lived.. read more →

Slipped on ice.

A Northeast Winter: 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..

My roots are showing! 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.. read more →

“Why do teeth break?” That is the question.  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.  What we refer to as the.. read more →

Early orthodontic help: This young gentleman is twelve years old.  For most boys the starting age of orthodontic treatment is 13 years old when the last baby teeth are lost and the adult premolars erupt.  Dentally he is ahead of the game because his adult teeth are getting ready to erupt.  We notice on his.. read more →