This patient was concerned with the appearance of her upper teeth, disliked the dark mercury-silver fillings on her back teeth, and noticed continued chipping of her teeth. She was aware that her back teeth were not fitting together anymore and was experiencing discomfort in her jaw muscles.
All porcelain crowns were used to correct her bite, replace missing tooth structure, and enhance the overall beauty of her smile. With careful planning, Dr. Buttross was able to transform her smile and enhance her chewing system.
This young woman was very unhappy with her appearance because her front teeth showed exposed tooth roots due to periodontal disease. Dr. Buttross placed porcelain veneers as an esthetic solution for her. This young woman was thrilled with her beautiful smile and a new confident approach to life.
She had a long history of grinding her teeth, which led to severe wear, fractured teeth and restorations, loss of teeth, and loss of chewing ability. She was interested in restoring her teeth to enhance the beauty of her smile and to improve her ability to chew. It was also important to prevent her grinding habit from destroying her teeth again.
Dental implants and porcelain crowns were used to restore her teeth. Dr. Buttross provided a solution for her teeth, jaw muscles, and jaw joint to work in harmony. A thin, plastic bite guard was made to protect her teeth from grinding during sleep. She ended up with an attractive smile and improved chewing function.
He fractured his front tooth playing sports. In a single visit, Dr. Buttross placed a composite tooth-colored restoration to replace the missing tooth structure and restore esthetics to his smile.
He was unhappy with shape, tooth position and spacing of his natural teeth. Dr. Buttross used porcelain veneers to correct the tooth size discrepancy and add beauty to his smile. Porcelain veneers provide a conservative option to change the color and shape of relatively healthy teeth. Porcelain veneers are etched and bonded to the enamel of the teeth, making the restorations durable and improving this patient’s smile.
Over the years, she noticed gradual loss of her enamel. After a complete examination and long conversations to determine the cause of her dental condition, Dr. Buttross felt the dental erosions were caused by digestive issues. Dr. Buttross referred her to a medical doctor who is helping this patient manage her digestive condition. Using porcelain restorations to replace the thinning enamel and preserve natural tooth structure, Dr. Buttross restored beauty and health to her smile.
He was concerned about the structure, stability and functioning of his teeth. His back teeth no longer fit together and he has noticed his teeth were significantly shorter than they use to be. After a complete examination including study models, photographs and x-rays to determine this patient’s ultimate desires and causes of the shortened teeth, Dr. Buttross created a plan to improve the function and appearance of his smile. Because the structural issue was due to jaw position, a combination of porcelain crowns and composite tooth-colored restorations were used to reposition the front teeth and balance the bite in the back teeth. This created harmony with his jaw muscles, jaw joints, and improved the appearance of his smile.
Recently retired, this patient wanted to improve the appearance of his upper teeth. Although the teeth were relatively healthy without any decay or fillings, the teeth show wear, discoloration and an uneven appearance. The patient consulted Dr. Buttross about the best way to treat his teeth and enhance his smile. With porcelain restorations, the patient achieved his goal of a pleasing and natural-looking smile.
She was self conscious about the appearance of her smile and was confused why her teeth looked the way they did. She wanted to improve the appearance of her teeth to look natural and beautiful. After meeting with Dr. Buttross, it was revealed that extrinsic factors were negatively impacting her smile. The teeth were decaying because of too many sugar-laden drinks, sucking on lemons and citrus foods, and brushing too vigorously immediately after eating. Porcelain restorations allow her to speak, chew and smile — beautifully. A significant esthetic improvement was achieved.