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 (very small porcelain.. read more →
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 great patient is an example of what early orthodontic treatment can do! Who has the worlds best smile? Obviously it has to be the smile that any one has the day the braces or brackets are taken off. This young gentleman had very crowded teeth. We started with taking orthodontic records as soon.. read more →
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 panoramic x-ray that his.. read more →
Get your smile interview ready! It seems like everything is important for interview days and we wish you the best success. After scouring the net and jobs sites you want to make sure the interview goes well. In addition many employers have a multi-interview process. You will be meeting future co-workers, programmers, analysts etc. Making.. read more →
This star soft ball league pitcher has a confident smile. Cassie was coming to our office, as you can see, since she was a kid. As she was getting older in what marketers call the ‘tween’ years or between ten and twelve we notice that she was on the path to upper or maxillary impacted.. read more →
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 without enough room.. read more →
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 only mimic natural teeth but.. read more →