This post shows before and after photos of a failing root canal, and the ceramic implants that the patient has now.
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 had decay that kissed the nerve in 3 places. With laser decay removal and a one-day crown, the tooth is still happy.
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.
This patient is young and ground his teeth down.
We’ve been moving his teeth subtlety with Invisalign to correct the deep bite and to create clearance so that when we restore the tooth length we will not have to drill the teeth down.
Today we did laser re-contouring and a full arch mock up try in that he can wear for a few weeks to test the new bite! we really lengthened the teeth and we want to test drive the esthetics, function and phonetics!
We are now milling same-day zirconia crowns right here in the office.
Zirconia crowns offer you the HUGE advantage of being virtually unbreakable. They also will not wear or chip.
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…
In this video, I’m doing a little custom staining of teeth, so I can characterize the teeth to match perfectly and blend in with the rest.
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.
2 years ago, I made a video on how to reattach a crown with Elmer’s Glue when a dentist is not available. I had no idea this video would become so popular.
Have areas in your teeth where decay is starting? We offer a remineralization agent that can help to make your weakened enamel stronger.
When a root canals is not properly sealed, it can become infected with abscesses, causing all kinds of sickness throughout the body.
Most incredibly, this patient reported no pain in her teeth!
It might not look like it, but this right here is a thing of beauty.
What is it? This is a PRF membrane. It’s made from your own blood,
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.
During dental extractions and other procedures, some of the typical materials used are from cadavers or cow bone. With Platelet Rich Fibrin, we make restorative materials from your own blood.
Myofunctional therapy has to do with exercises for the facial muscles that are used to chew and swallow, so that people can develop more normal oral health, speech and swallowing.
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!
People are always wowed that we can do permanent dental work, quickly, in a single visit – and at the same time address fear with sedation. And they should be! Check out this guy who cracked a tooth but he had to leave the country in 2 days. No problem.
Ahh! What is that, you say? This here is an extracted tooth with a little something extra on it. The patient came in for a different treatment, but we noticed a “pimple” that was draining on the gum. That pimple was a fistula, and it was pus draining from a failing root canal that was performed years prior at another dentist.
Would you want this crown in your mouth?
Many dentists leave old fillings underneath the crown. These fillings are broken down and the reason for the crown was necessary in the first place!
Read more about this case and see more pictures.
This patient was under the regular care of another dentist who poorly placed an implant 2 years ago. That implant almost immediately failed.
The dentist also did not address the failing infected root canals, the pus around the implant, or the extensive decay eroding her teeth.
This patient went to Mexico to get “cheap dental work”. He got what he paid for: More problems and expense created by the poor work. See the photos.
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.
If you’re experiencing extreme wear of your teeth, know that it’s not normal. Here’s a review of some cases of extreme wear, and what was done to help the patient.
Every once in a while, a crown falls off.
But what do you do when your crown falls off when you are camping? What can you do when your dentist is closed on the weekend?
Here’s a temporary fix that you can try that will help you until you can get the crown professionally re-cemented at your dentist’s office.
This patient is 60 years old and he’s got Invisalign to correct an underbite that is causing excessive wear to his front teeth.
As you can see in the before photos, his upper teeth are short due to their position and wear from the lower teeth.
Using Invisalign, we are correcting the “end to end” bite, and pulling the front teeth into the proper position.
He’s only 6 months into treatment, but already halfway through.
Lately we’ve been working with a AACD certified dental lab. It’s actually very difficult to find one of these expert technicians that can do a lot of our beautiful porcelain work.
In a previous video, we talked about one-day smiles, where if someone wants a start-to-finish smile design done in one day, but we also use another lab for complex bite and esthetic cases, or cases where we need to do tissue alteration to get the ideal result. For this, we work with a lab here in San Diego that has been doing dentistry here in San Diego for 15 years, but for the past 10 years, he’s been certified by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, which is one of the most prestigious certifications you can get.
Sometimes people can grind their teeth so much that they get what is called a collapsed occlusion.
This beautiful lady wore her teeth down so much that we could see her nerves through the surface of her teeth!