When you're thinking of having dental work done, one of the questions you probably ask is, "How will it affect the appearance of my smile?"
We can assure you that at Sullivan Dental Partners, every procedure we perform not only improves your oral health, but also enhances your appearance. If you're having trouble envisioning how a particular procedure would change your smile, please browse through our gallery of Before and After pictures of some of our actual patients.
This patient had veneers done many years ago that had broken down, collected stain, and developed cavities over time. She was ready to replace them with the newer materials we have today, and also chose a lighter shade for the movie star smile she wanted!
This was a sweet patient who had conquered cancer but the chemotherapy and radiation took a toll on her teeth. She had several areas of decay and discolorations that she was ready to address after winning the battle over cancer, and now, she can smile with confidence again!
This patient had suffered from years of erosion and her teeth had become very brittle and translucent. She was ready to treat herself and get her smile back just in time for her daughter's wedding.
When she first came to us, she was wearing a splint 24/7 to prevent her from clenching and grinding on her teeth. Stress and anxiety were causing her to wear her teeth down daily and she was ready for a change. Before we could focus on the aesthetics, we had to address the position of her teeth to improve her day to day function. We worked closely with our orthodonic team and got her teeth in the correct position, and then we were able to rebuild her smile with crowns.
We were able to use the many skills of our doctors to take care of this patient all under our own roof. We first addressed the gum disease that had snuck on him over time, removed the cavities and replaced his missing and broken teeth with dental implants.
Have you ever noticed or felt a bony protrusion under your tongue that gets in the way when you're eating or having dental xrays taken? It is called lingual tori and can grow over time if stimulated by force from clenching and grinding. If this is something that bothers you like it did this patient, let us know and we can remove it for you! This will make eating chips and salsa a lot more enjoyable!
Dan had been coming to Dr. Rick for years and after seeing his wife get a Smile Makeover, he was ready for his own. His gums had receded over time and his teeth had chipped along the edges, so after restoring his smile with crowns, he felt like a new man!
After years of wear and tear to his teeth, a lot of which happened while he was asleep due to the force he was putting on his teeth because of untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea, he was ready to get his smile back and protect his teeth from additional wear. This was achieved with several crowns and when we were finished, we were able to focus on treating his Sleep Apnea with a Somnomed sleep appliance.
Over time our teeth endure a lot of force and as a result, our smile can result in wear and tear, chipping of teeth, and jagged edges. This patient was ready for a smile upgrade and before she wore down any more of her teeth, she wanted to address it. She first straightened her teeth with braces, and then had a combination of crowns and veneers completed on her top teeth and lower molars. These results will help her function better while eating, give protection to her teeth from force, and gave her the smile she was hopeful for!
This was a unique case where the patient's teeth were disproportional to the smile she wanted. We used a combination of clinical crown lengthening and crowns to regain the proportions she was looking for.
This patient wanted to brighten her smile beyond what she could achieve with in-office and at-home whitening, so with the help of some crowns and a single implant to replace a broken back tooth, she is smiling bigger and better now!