This patient had a need for a few fillings to be redone on her front teeth. But why not close the black space in between while we were at it?
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 am grateful for many things. Today, I was thinking about how gratifying it is that we have patients whom fly in – just to get their teeth worked on at Moonlight Beach Dental!
It’s extremely rewarding on so many levels.
Here’s one such patient. I’ll let the pictures do most of the explaining:
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.
This patient was missing her laterals and her previous dentist veneered he canines to mask the missing teeth.
Needless to say, after 15 years with these veneers, she came to me for a second opinion.
See the before and afters!
This patient was missing a veneer on a malformed tooth that fell off after 1 day!
Her previous dentist really struggled with her complex bite (an underbite). Making it even more complicated, she is missing the matching tooth on the opposite side, so creating a mirror image that fit her unique bite was very difficult.
Before, this patient did not like her old veneers. They were too bulky, the gumline was uneven and the bite was off, causing her to keep breaking the porcelain.
In 2 visits, we changed her entire bite. I used the laser to level the gumline (hence the need for 2 visits) and opened her bite so I could take the force off of the front teeth and stabilize her occlusion.
In 2 1/2 hours, this patient walked out with two perfectly matched, permanent veneers – made on our CAD CAM milling machine.
A patient did not like her deteriorating bonding and shortened teeth that made her look older. With 6 veneers with laser gum re-contouring, she looks great!
Every client that comes in is unique. We combine a variety of different techniques and treatments to create a better smile for them.
Some of our patients come in and have been insecure with their teeth for years. Others are afraid. So they’re often taken back when the entire visit goes by without pain, and they have a great smile in only a couple hours. They wonder what they were waiting for and why they didn’t do it sooner.
We’re like like dental ninjas.
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!