This post shows before and after photos of a failing root canal, and the ceramic implants that the patient has now.
Follow up video on the guy with a dentist that was using materials and techniques from 25 years ago and ended up making things worse.
This patient felt their doctor was struggling too much at getting things right, so he came in for a second opinion.
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.
A lot of times root canals are done poorly. They are often not properly sealed. Foreign bodies get left behind. Infections are removed properly and left to fester and get worse. This video shows you a case with all of that.
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.
Sometimes I feel like the Dr. Pimple Popper of dentistry. I have a friend who tells me all the time that I should do a TV show. This past Monday, I removed a big cyst. The patient had some (traditional) root canals and a crown done a few years ago at another dentist. He had…
An infection brewed for a long time after this patient got a root canal at another dentist.
The root canal actually looked okay on the x-ray, but look at the picture in the upper right of the tooth after I took it out…
The crowns pictured here were done 5 years ago at an old-fashioned dentist’s office that’s highly insurance-driven.
A single CBCT scan provided a larger picture of multiple issues this patient has. You don’t have to be a dentist to see some of them here.
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 wasn’t feeling well. She told me she had previously gotten a root canal at another dentist, but now she wanted a out for health reasons. What we found was pretty surprising.
Is this tooth smiling? No! This is a sad tooth, showing a botched root canal. See how we fixed this.
It’s Toxic Thursday! Check this out: This patient had 2 root canals completed in the past year at another dentist. After each of those, she had constant inflammation in her mouth. Look at the spotting on the roof of the mouth: Tap/Click to embiggen. The x-ray didn’t really show much to help with diagnosis: Tap/Click…
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 patient didn’t like his old veneers from another dentist. They were the wrong shape and size, and someone tried to correct his crowding by making the teeth overly bulbous to appear straight.
We were able to correct the veneers and give him a natural contour and color. He said he forgot what it was like to have teeth that “feel real”.
When people focus on finding a cheap, discount, bargain dentist first and foremost, it can end up costing them up to 4x more money. Here’s why.
Some people on Facebook love to try and bait me to argue with them that they can go across the Mexican border to get cheap dental work that is “great”.
Of course, these people are simply wrong. There’s no point in arguing with them, because what do I know? I’m just a dentist that graduated at the top of my class from Tufts, and I’ve fixed hundreds of cases of poor dental work from other dentists.
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.
A before and after case on a 10-year old dental bridge
After a bad tooth repair at another dentist, this patient decided to only let me restore her teeth for her upcoming wedding. So she flew in for 2 days!
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.
Since we live so close to the Mexico border, every once in a while you hear a story about someone that goes to Tijuana in order to “save money” on “cheap” dental work.
If this is something you’ve considered, I implore you to read this post. If you don’t want to read, please understand this:
If you go to a “cheap” dentist, anywhere, you will always get “cheap” dental work that will end up costing you more money in the long run.
Behold! A crown from a patient of mine that I had not seen in 7 years.
She had gone to another dentist, and that dentist placed a crown with a metal substructure.
If you’re not 100% happy with your current dentist, there’s probably a reason: Some of the dentists out are simply bad at dentistry, unethical, or lazy.
Here’s a story about the night and day difference a client can have, and how happy they can be after they come into our office, to get things done right the first time.