Crowns 1 - Before
This patient had four porcelain crowns placed on her front four teeth from a previous dentist following a rollerblading accident. She was not happy with the color and she felt that they did not look very life-like. She had also chipped the tooth on the far left.
Crowns 1 - After
The previous crowns were removed and after two appointments the new porcelain crowns were cemented. They now have the appearance of natural teeth and a have definite lifelike quality to them. The patient is very happy with the result.
Crowns 2 - Before
Most dentists would agree that the single hardest restoration to do is a single crown on a central incisor. The upper central incisors are the two front teeth in the middle of the upper jaw. It is a difficult process because the crown must match the remaining central incisor. This patient had a crown placed by a previous dentist. After a few years the gum tissue receded and exposed the margin.
Crowns 2 - After
The previous crown was removed, and after two appointments, the new porcelain crown was cemented. The new crown matches the adjacent central incisor and has the appearance of a natural tooth.
Crowns 3 - Before
This patient had an existing crown on a central incisor and was unhappy with the unrealistic appearance. He was similarly unhappy with the shape, color, and appearance of his other, natural teeth.
Crowns 3 - After
The previous crown was removed. At his second appointment, the new porcelain crown and five porcelain veneers were cemented. The teeth are now in harmony and they look very natural. The lower teeth were cleaned and whitened before the top teeth were restored so that the the teeth are now in harmony and look very natural.
Crowns 4 - Before
This is a combination case involving both crowns and veneers. There were old porcelain crowns on the two front teeth. The patient was unhappy with the color, shape, and length.
Crowns 4 - After
The treatment involved the front six teeth. The old porcelain crowns on the two front teeth were replaced with new porcelain crowns. Four porcelain veneers were placed on the two teeth on either side of the front teeth. The result is natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing. The patient was very pleased and was no longer self-conscious about her smile.
Crowns 5 - Before
This is an extreme close up of two porcelain crowns that were placed by a previous dentist. The patient was unhappy because the crowns were not equal in size and a black edge was visible near the gumline of the crown on the right of the photograph.
Crowns 5 - After
Two new porcelain crowns were made and placed with a much better result. They look more natural and life-like than the previous crowns.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary in individual cases.