What is Bonding: Bonding is the term for restoring teeth with a composite resin. The process consists of etching a tooth and then adding an acrylic ‘bond’ to the enamel. A composite is a mix of a liquid resin and porcelain particles of various sizes. The buzz word in dentistry for composites and Silicon Valley is nano-particles.. read more →
Small incisors: Small incisors or 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.. read more →
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..
This great patient is an example of what early orthodontic treatment can do! Who has the worlds best smile? Obviously , for a teenager it is when orthodontics is over and the brackets come off. This young gentleman had very crowded teeth. We started with taking orthodontic records as soon as the crowding problem.. 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 →
Start to finish Everyone look, no braces. This was the big day for this 13 year old. No braces! We just took her orthodontic brackets off her teeth. We were able to help her have a great smile with timely intervention. We started her treatment when she was 11 years old. Her teeth were crowded.. read more →
I need a new smile: A new start in life with a new smile. This gentleman came to our office earlier in the year. He said he needed some help in the smiling department. We used an all porcelain pressed ceramic called Empress. Empress is the premier product for making crowns for the front teeth. They not.. read more →
Saving teeth: Not everything is as it seems. What you are looking at is some one who has seen a lot of life and several excellent dentists. He came to the office with pain on the upper left first molar (you are looking at a mirror image of the teeth). Part of our job is saving.. read more →