This patient’s old dentist put in a crown without proper isolation. Blood & saliva got under it, bacteria festered, & the tooth turned black!
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?
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.
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…
I’ve been busy during COVID. Last week, 4 people with front tooth emergencies had the same story: Their regular dentist wouldn’t return their call.
This patient hated the crowns she had for over 15 years. As you can see in the before photo, the crowns were over-contoured. Her gums were constantly infected, painful, and quite often bled.
This patient was too young to get a final implant, but she HATED her smile. In a few hours we moved her gum tissue up with the laser and milled a new tooth!
This patient had a porcelain backed on metal crown. It was done just a year ago at another dental office.
Non-precious metals caused severe tissue inflammation.
Over 10 years ago, this patient had some facial trauma as a child, and had 4 crowns done by her childhood dentist to fix it. As gorgeous as she already is, the crowns were too “gummy”, and appeared grey underneath from the way they had been done.
We redid just 4 of them, and now her veneers match her youth, they’re whiter and brighter, and the tissue has adapted much better around these.
Here’s a simple post that shows, really dramatically, the difference a day can make when it comes to replacing old-fashioned, bad crowns in a single visit.
By the way, we are the only local dentistry we know of that offers a 5-year warranty on crowns.
This is a pediatric patient that was missing a tooth due to trauma, and she needed 2 crowns.
In addition to the crowns, we used veneers to enhance the length of the teeth and close spaces.
I think this is it… the perfect example of the difference crowns done well can make.
You can see in the before pics, how the existing crowns from another dentist make the patient look 10 years older.
And in the afters, you’ll see how by replacing just 4 teeth in a single visit, she looks 10 years younger.
This patient hated her crowns. They were done 10 years ago to mask her tetracycline-stained teeth.
She also had an open bite. Several other doctors told her she needed to have her jaw broken, braces, and 28 crowns done to restore her bite. She was very concerned about having “fake looking teeth”.
To top all that off, she is phobic, and wanted to be sedated to have any dental work.
Here’s a quick post showing the before and after results of a crown replacement for the two front teeth.
A patient came into our Encinitas office knowing his dental insurance would expire the next day. We designed & milled 2 new front teeth in under 3 hours!