Case Studies

Minimal Preparation Veneers with EMax

A patient presented to my practice dissatisfied with the appearance of her teeth. As a child, she was prescribed antibiotics for recurring ear infections which resulted in severe staining within the surfaces of her teeth. Over the years, she had attempted various types of whitening to lighten these teeth with no such luck. Additionally, her posterior teeth had severe wear and cracks due to severe clenching and grinding. Using a combination approach of porcelain veneers on the anterior teeth and zirconia crowns on the posterior teeth, we were able to achieve the most ideal esthetics and function this patient was seeking for so many years.

Total Dental Implant Reconstruction

This patient presented from a two hour drive from my practice to see if he was a candidate for Total Implant Reconstruction treatment. Over the years, he had several teeth that were extracted because they were no longer salvageable. Additionally, the areas of missing teeth had very poor quality of bone. At his consultation appointment, a CBCT (3D X-Ray) was taken to see if the remaining teeth could be fixed or if the underlying bone would support dental implants. Since the remaining teeth were non-restorable, guided surgery was used to ideally place dental implants to support upper and lower fixed restorations. In fact, the extractions, grafting and dental implants  were done at one appointment under IV sedation in a short amount of time. Today, our patient can eat, speak and function without pain or embarrassment.

Same Day Guided Full Mouth Implant Reconstruction

A patient presented to my practice with advanced periodontal disease to the point where her remaining teeth were non restorable. The patient knew that there was no hope for these teeth, so she wanted to get dental implants. Once a CBCT scan was taken within our office, a treatment plan was created for upper and lower zirconia fixed bridges supported by dental implants. Using iv sedation and guided surgery, we were able to extract, graft and place dental implants with fixed temporary restorations in one visit. In fact, once her treatment was completed, the patient commented that she choose our office for her full mouth implant reconstruction, even after visiting several other offices for consultations, because we could deliver everything in one location.

CAD CAM Zirconia restorations

A patient presented to my practice complaining of an uneven bite due to wear caused by her severe grinding and clenching. Upon clinical examination, it was evident that there were several areas of stress and wear not only in her teeth but also in her restorations. Our goal was to rebuild her bite to a more youthful, esthetic and comfortable configuration, so that her symptoms were relieved and teeth restored to proper form and function using CAD CAM Zirconia restorations.

Guided Dental Implant Placement and Restoration in a Narrow Ridge

A patient presented to my practice wanting to replace missing teeth with dental implants. Once the CBCT scan was achieved, a treatment plan was created where the ridge would be restored. A surgical guide was used to precisely place three dental implants into the ridge with the addition of graft material. Upon healing, the soft tissue surrounding the dental implants was very healthy, so an impression was taken for the final posts and crown restorations. With proper planning, placement and restoration we can predictably restore a patient’s smile to proper form and function.

Severe Cavities, Infection and Erosion Corrected by Dental Implants

A patient presented to my office for a consultation with severe discomfort and pain due to the cavities and erosion in his mouth. Once a 3D scan was taken, it was apparent that all 32 teeth were so infected that they had to all be removed. Using guided surgery software and surgical guides I was able to precisely place dental implants under IV sedation, so that the patient would walk out with fixed teeth. Here we see the photos and the X-Ray illustrating how accurately the dental implants were placed due to the hi-tech equipment and software we use within the office.