This post shows before and after photos of a failing root canal, and the ceramic implants that the patient has now.
While it took a year to get him where he needed to be, this post features a VERY happy patient that received VERY conservative treatment.
In this case, the patient had a “pimple” in her gum that was actually a fistula that was filling up with infection from a root canal infection. We removed the tooth, packed it with sticky bone, and the area is now ready for a beautiful new implant.
I think most dentists would tell you that the teeth in these photos would all need crowns, but with the right tech, you can do large fillings.
This patient’s old dentist put in a crown without proper isolation. Blood & saliva got under it, bacteria festered, & the tooth turned black!
After 3 failed surgeries at other dentists, Dr. Vane was able to place both a successful graft and a dental implant.
This patient had another dentist placed a very thick veneer to mask crowding on the lower teeth. Dr. Vane used Invisalign to correct the issue rather than mask it. The results are amazing.
A great before and after case study that highlights a creative way to use veneers and bonding to close gaps between teeth.
Another before and after case study here. See the chipped and worn teeth? These were all fixed without any anesthetic!
We fixed a chip on the edge and the gap in between. This patient was thrilled with the outcome! And almost no numbing was required!
This patient was unhappy with her smile. Now it makes her look 10 years younger! Check out the before and after photos.
Here’s a great example of how all the modern technology we use can really heal bone quickly in preparation for placement of a new dental implant.
Here’s some before and after photos of a patient that had Invisalign and some (no-prep and no-numbing) bonding to restore her enamel.
Check out these selfies of our beloved team member Sam. On the left, that’s her before pic. On the right, after just 10 months of Invisalign.
When this patient first came in, she had one of her front teeth completely off at the gumline.
Now, in these after photos, can you even tell which tooth is the fake one?
Here’s an interesting before and after. This is a young guy who had very heavy wear on his teeth.
In the end, we seated veneers for him.
This patient didn’t like the narrowing of her arch, and how everything looked shoved forward before. But it was perfect in just 12 months.
This is Shannon, a personal trainer here in Encinitas. Needless to say, Shannon is in excellent shape, but she always felt very self-conscious about her smile -so much so that when she smiled, she never did so fully – opting to hide them behind her bottom lip!
When her fiance found out about this, he decided nothing should keep her from having a big smile, so he came to me and bought her Invisalign for her birthday.
This patient had a small accident and fractured her previous crown into pieces. I made her a new permanent tooth in less than 2 hours!
This patient came into Moonlight Beach Dental for a second opinion. That decision ended up saving her a lot of money, time, and her tooth!
This lovely patient was very unhappy with her bonding on the front teeth and the discolored lower teeth. See before & after photos.
A fractured tooth required extraction (hence the “bruise”). Less than an hour later, a new “pontic” tooth was bonded in.
This patient had a worn smile & a snaggletooth crown. After just 6 months, we gave her a perfect smile. She looks 15 years younger.
This patient has very white teeth and hated his chip on a front tooth and the other front turning dark from childhood trauma.
We veneered the dark one and did a little bonding to fix the chip and in a few hours he was out the door with a new smile.
I love being able to do one-day dentistry! This patient was able to get a root canal, crown, filling and cleaning in a single visit.
With this one tip, you can save thousands of dollars on dental crowns in your lifetime. Sometime in the future, you’re probably going to need a dental crown. If you’ve got a crown in the past, you know it’s not inexpensive or fun. But what really hurts is when you have to pay to replace…
This patient used to hide her face when she smiled. Not now! A before & after smile makeover case with videos instead of photos.
This patient discusses some veneers at another dentist, and the problems they gave him. This is why your dentist should work WITH you on veneers.
This guy had a broken tooth, but started a new job in 2 days. No problem! He was stoked we could fix everything in one day,
This patient was congenitally missing teeth and wanted them restored for a landmark birthday! Check out the transformation!