All Dentistry by Michael Liberto, DDS
This patient had a history of a less than comprehensive approach to dental care that resulted in an unattractive smile, poor and failing dentistry and an oraldisease process affecting overall health. The final result is a harmonized bite and smile with “real” (never obviously fake) and healthy “lifetime” dentistry.
In the patient above, notice not only the brightness of the Whitened smile but also the realistic and ideal shape of the front teeth resulting in a more attractive and youthful smile. Can you tell which teeth have Porcelain Veneers?
This is another case of an otherwise healthy mouth, with unattractive shaped teeth. These lower front teeth are reshaped with permanently bonded Porcelain Veneers. The veneers are designed carefully for appearance, proper function and health of the surrounding gums.
Tooth size discrepancy and several unattractive and failing older crowns on the back teeth were addressed here resulting in a properly proportioned, healthy and attractive smile. Note the “realism” in the tooth form. In order to control the results and ideal smile design, a few months of orthodontic tooth repositioning was also part of our treatment.
Notice the difference in the upper front 6 teeth; here the patient is missing a permanent tooth so an illusion is created with Porcelain Veneers to achieve proper symmetry and a very attractive and naturally beautiful smile.
On this 19 year old patient, a sports related injury to the front teeth injured one incisor beyond repair, and leftthe other knocked out of alignment. Following Orthodontics, the injured tooth was removed, an Implant placed, then an all Porcelain Crown and matching Veneer restored this beautiful smile.
Failed, obsolete dental restorations have resulted in a significant compromise in this smile. Proper planning and newer materials allow us to redesign and proportion the front teeth with Bonding and a new < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” /?>BondedPorcelainBridge.
The before photo shows a typical “shade guide” used in Dentistry to determine tooth shading. The patient’s smile is clearly lighter from whitening treatment as is indicated by comparison to the “whitening shade guide”