Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
Before: Front (left) Central tooth has a poor restoration. Does not look natural and is not contoured properly to match the gumline of the rest of the teeth. After: Replaced with an All Porcelain Crown (no metal). Tooth is now contoured to match the rest of the gumline. Restored tooth looks very natural and matches the shape and color of the patient’s teeth.
Before: Patient needs Upper Arch Rehabilitation. Presents with Upper Anterior teeth that are stained, incisal edges (tooth edge) are worn down and chipped, and gumline recession is present. After: Smile restored with placement of 8 Upper All Porcelain Crowns (Caps). Gumline and incisal edges are now uniform. Patient now has longer, better shaped teeth to enhance the smile line and aid in chewing/biting function.
Before: Patient has 4 Upper Anterior Crowns (caps) that are poor in color and shape. After: Smile restored and enhanced with 4 Upper Anterior All Porcelain Crowns. The color/shade matches the patient’s natural enamel and the two Central Incisors were lengthened to create a more natural smile.
Before: Patient unhappy with six Upper Anterior teeth. The edges are uneven, the gumline is uneven on the two central incisors, and the color/shade is not uniform. The two lateral incisor teeth have been previously restored and are poorly shaped. After: Smile restored with 6 Upper Anterior Crowns that are properly shaped, gumline is uniform, and color/shade is the same for all 6 incisor teeth.
Before: 3 Unit bridge with chipped porcelain molar (supporting metal showing on molar tooth), poor enamel color match to patient’s natural teeth, and poor fit around the patient’s gumline. After: Replaced Bridge with an All Porcelain Bridge. The new bridge now also matches the patient’s natural tooth color and was designed to properly fit around the gumline. Proper fit aids in decreasing decay and the ease of the patient’s ability to clean around a bridge.
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