This lady had heavily worn teeth from grinding.
BEFORE: Note the assymetry of the edges of the teeth. Note the chipping on the tips of the teeth, this is caused by grinding.
AFTER: This lady had porcelain veneers bonded to her four front teeth and to help create a harmonious smile the tips of the adjacent canine teeth had tooth coloured filling material bonded to them.
This young man had chipped his front teeth as a child and had bonding done. He was concerned about the discoloration of the bonding.
BEFORE: Note the orange colour of the tooth coloured filling material. Older tooth coloured fillings do discolour over time.
AFTER: The patient had two porcelain veneers bonded to his front teeth. The final veneers
This young man had broken his front teeth as a teenager and the bonding that had been placed was coming away.
BEFORE: Note the irregular surface of the front two teeth. See the discoloration of the bonded tooth coloured filling material.
AFTER: Two porcelain veneers were placed on his front teeth. Final smile.
This young lady had bonding placed a number of years ago. She was concerned that it was coming away and looked unaesthetic. She was only in Australia for a few weeks and wanted a better smile.
BEFORE: Note the irregular surface of the teeth, this is the bonding coming off the teeth due to an acidic diet the patient has consumed over a period of years. There are also signs of acid erosion of the enamel on her adjacent teeth. Note how these teeth have become darker as a result.
AFTER: This is the final image of our patient with porcelain veneers on the two front teeth. She wanted her new smile to look whiter to match the lower teeth. Correcting the colour difference between the veneers and the adjacent natural teeth will be easily achieved with tooth whitening.
This lady has ground her right hand front teeth very heavily, creating an unbalanced smile with short irregular teeth.
BEFORE: Note the uneven length of the right and left front teeth. She has damaged the front tooth as well as the lateral incisor and canine teeth. to rebalance the smile all three teeth will have to repaired.
AFTER: The patient had a porcelain veneer bonded to her right front tooth and tooth coloured filling material added to the right canine tooth to correct the length. The patient has now had tooth coloured filling material bonded to her right lateral incisor to rebuild the lost length. Final harmonious smile.
This young lady had bonding placed on her two front teeth from a young age as illness had caused discoloration of the tips of her two front teeth. The bonding keeps discolouring and has been replaced on a few occasions. She is seeking a longer term solution with a better appearance.
BEFORE: Note the orange discolouration of the old filling material on her two front teeth. The illness had no effect on any of her other front teeth so treatment is only required on the the two front teeth.
AFTER: The patient had porcelain veneers placed on her two front teeth. Note how these teeth appear ligher in colour once the old filling material is replaced with porcelain that is correctly colour matched to her natural smile.
This lady fractured her right front tooth on holiday in Greece a number of years ago. The emergency treatment was to place a resin veneer. You can see that the material is now starting to discolour. She asked me what could be done to improve her smile.
RESULTS: This shows the final result of a composite resin veneer. The original filling material is removed from the tooth and the new resin applied directly to the tooth surface. Up close we can see how good a colour match can be achieved.