November 11th, 2013
Looking at this before and after photo set, one might be tempted to classify this as solely cosmetic dentistry. And the teeth do look a heckuva lot better, right? Longer, whiter, missing tooth replaced!
But the back side view reveals severe wear and decay, as seen below. This is not just a touch up job, and in fact the patient was given the option of dentures at multiple offices he sought for opinions.
We are thankful he ended up here and that we found a way to make this happen for him! By phasing over time and dealing with the most pressing needs first, we not only saved these teeth but created a beautiful smile that he says has given him renewed confidence to speak and laugh in public.
Your dental needs may be more or (hopefully) less than this, but whatever they are we can give you customized options and find a way to make your restoration a reality.
Call us at (360) 459-1600.
October 23rd, 2013
Just finished up treatment with an amazing patient, using Invisalign to close up a large diastema (gap) between his front two teeth. He graciously allowed me to post his full face before and after photos. We think he's the greatest but sadly for us we'll only get to see him every six months from now on because he has a super healthy mouth!
InvisAlign is a computer-guided orthodontic system using a series of plastic trays that are clear and removable to guide teeth into a new position. I happily refer many orthodontic cases to a specialty trained orthodontist (big fan of Dr. Alexander over by St. Petes), but I love to discuss treatment options with patients, clear/prepare their mouths for orthodontic treatment (hierarchy of needs, gotta take care of that decay first!), and we do also do a number of cases at our office with fantastic results at a significant savings!
Any questions, give us a call: (360) 459-1600.