Archive for Crowns

Broken front tooth

Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotte, creating a beautiful smile, Crownson August 12th, 2010Comments Off on Broken front tooth

Sometimes people are not ready to restore their front teeth.  There might be a need, whether from fractures, wear, large fillings….any number of reasons.  But maybe they just are not psychologically or financially in a position to really ‘fix’ their teeth.  Here’s a quick example:  This tooth fractured, but the gentleman does not want to crown his front teeth just yet.  So….what to do??

Portrait photo

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte photography, Charlotte veneers, Crowns, Portfolio, Southpark DDSon September 3rd, 2009Comments Off on Portrait photo

On a recent visit to get her teeth cleaned I asked this pretty patient if she’s lost weight.  Yes she had!!  And she was VERY proud of that fact!  So I suggested we update her portrait photo that we had taken after we fixed her front teeth, and she readily agreed. Her teeth look absolutely amazing, and she takes a great photo, too!

Portrait photo

Portrait photo

Cracked tooth

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotte, Crowns, Southpark dentiston June 30th, 2009Comments Off on Cracked tooth
Cracked tooth

Cracked tooth

A fun day of boating led to this cracked tooth.  There was no hot, cold, or bite sensitivity so it became and esthetic issue.  What was the best course of action to quickly repair this tooth?

New crowns

Charlotte NC Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Cosmetic Dentist South Park, Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotte, Crownson April 20th, 2009Comments Off on New crowns

Here’s the result after replacing the old dental work.  Our pretty patient got some new teeth, and a beautiful rejuvenated smile. The shade is clean and bright without being TOO white (like SO many crowns tend to be!!).

New crowns

Old crowns

Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotte, creating a beautiful smile, Crowns, Southpark cosmetic dentiston March 30th, 2009Comments Off on Old crowns

This pretty patient had been very happy with the crowns on her front teeth for MANY years.  But recently they started to show signs of aging, and we decided it was time to replace them.  When you look closely, they seem to be angled slightly to one side and there are spaces that have developed between them.

Old crowns

Ugly tooth

Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Crownson July 21st, 2008Comments Off on Ugly tooth

Look at this tooth. It’s a mess. And it’s just downright ugly.

Ugly tooth

Front Teeth-Before

Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotte, creating a beautiful smile, Crowns, Southpark dentist, Teeth Whitening Treatmentson June 23rd, 2008Comments Off on Front Teeth-Before

Here is where we started. This young lady lost a lot of tooth structure earlier in her life. Now the teeth are too short, and VERY thin at the edge. Although there is no sensitivity, the nerve in these teeth is barely covered. There is almost no tooth structure left to protect them. Our challenge is to not only replace the lost tooth structure, but also restore ideal function and esthetics.

Front Teeth-Before

Old crown replaced…why?

Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte Dentist, Crowns, Dentist in Charlotteon March 17th, 2008Comments Off on Old crown replaced…why?

So let’s look at this situation a little closer. You can see where the crown meets the tooth because there has been some recession of the gum tissue over the many years this crown has been in service. Also, this same area is starting to ‘leak’, that is, bacteria is migrating under the crown and infecting the tooth underneath. The tooth in front of the crown has a large cavity. In fact it’s big enough that you can see the gray ‘shadow’ of the decay if you look closely. It was definitely time to fix these teeth.

Teeth before new crowns

Another reason to keep XP

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Crownson November 19th, 2007Comments Off on Another reason to keep XP

I’ve mentioned before how I’m waiting on Vista until they get it working properly. Here’s a great article by John Dvork about this very subject. Bottom line: I’m still waiting!!

Read here.

Solution for Old Dental Bridge

Bridges, Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Crownson July 9th, 2007Comments Off on Solution for Old Dental Bridge

Here’s another view of the finished bridge. I wanted to show this view along with the old bridge to illustrate the difference having teeth the proper proportion can make.

Dental Bridge-after

Dental Bridge-before

This also illustrates the difference a real artist can make when crafting a dental restoration. Look at how life-like the new bridge appears.