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.
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.
This patient was unhappy with her smile. Now it makes her look 10 years younger! Check out the before and after photos.
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.
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 lovely patient was very unhappy with her bonding on the front teeth and the discolored lower teeth. See before & after photos.
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.
This patient had a removable tooth for a decade that broke on December 23rd. We milled and bonded in a non-removable tooth out of porcelain in one visit.
This before and after case study shows a dramatic result from Invisalign in just 18 months.
This patient had gray teeth from tetracyline staining. This typically can’t be whitened, but here’s how we did it. Also, we used bonding to repair erosion without removing enamel.
This patient had a tooth on a retainer that broke.
She couldn’t get an implant due to spacing, so we bonded in a tooth that was affixed to the back of her two adjacent teeth.
No drilling. No numbing. No removable tooth!
This patient drove 5 hours for a consult here at Moonlight Beach Dental. She had a tooth removed 6 months ago, and she wanted the tooth replaced in a conservative and natural way. It turns out that the doctor who took her tooth out damaged the bone, so she could not be a candidate for an implant.
This patient had broken his front teeth due to his bite.
We started Invisalign in order to be able to eventually do veneers. Mid-treatment, I did some bonding without any numbing in order to rebuild the teeth, so that I can finalize the esthetics and the bite before doing veneers.
We did such a good job – I am not even sure he will do the veneers!
As you can see from the photos below, this dad had a lot of worn and chipped bonding.
Although we only re-did 4 of his teeth, his entire smile and face has changed. He is ecstatic!
Before, a dentist did this bulky bonding and veneers to mask the crowding and deep bite on this patient.
Br. Vane tried an innovative technique to slowly grind off the 10 unaesthetic composite veneers until they were in the correct position.
In dentistry as in life, there are often many ways to solve a problem.
This patient came in because he wanted his old veneers and bonding replaced. His teeth were misaligned.