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Smile makeover

advanced occlusal trauma

This patient is an adult male with advanced occlusal trauma caused by grinding and clenching combined with advanced dentine erosion.

uneven wear of his dentition

The tooth loss has resulted in uneven wear of his dentition with a resultant aging, unattractive and self conscious smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry - porcelain crowns

The smile has been restored with full porcelain crowns with a brighter appearance. This patient is now wearing an occlusal splint every night when he sleeps to protect his new crowns from his grinding habit.

confident smile

The new, more esthetic appearance of this patients teeth has resulted in a bigger more confident smile!

 

Dental Trauma

Trauma to Lip

This patient presented as a 9 year old female having slipped on a monkey bar, shattering her upper central incisors. Splinters of enamel were removed from her lacerated lip.

two central incisors were restored

The two central incisors were conservatively restored with direct bonded composite resin. The nerve (pulp) of both teeth are still being monitored closely for loss of vitality or pulpal changes.

Dental erosion linked to drinking carbonated drinks

rampant caries

This patient is a 32 year old male with rampant caries. He has admitted to poor oral hygiene and consumption of large volumes of carbonated drinks. There is also some use of recreational drugs.
One can note the typical pattern of caries at the cervical margin of the teeth extending back to the posterior molars.

As emergency treatment, all teeth have been thoroughly cleaned of plaque and calculus, symptomatic teeth have been treated with removal of peripheral caries.

As emergency treatment, all teeth have been thoroughly cleaned of plaque and calculus, symptomatic teeth have been treated with removal of peripheral caries.

cervical of the molars

A restoration is seen placed on the cervical of the molars that will help halt the caries destruction and keep the teeth on hold until some control has been achieved with the carious disease process.

disease from the early demineralization process on the lower lateral incisor,

This image shows the progress of the disease from the early demineralization process on the lower lateral incisor, to the brown staining on the canine, through to the totally broken down active stage of the disease on the lower first premolar.

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