Susanne presented with a resin bonded fixed bridge to replace her upper right lateral incisor. The metal wings of the Maryland bridge made the attached adjacent teeth appear gray. She also could not floss naturally around the bridge. The lateral incisors had a tooth size discrepancy.
Susanne underwent orthodontic therapy, implant treatment, and restorative dentistry by Dr. Vence and his interdisciplinary team. Using this approach he was able to create more ideal tooth proportions with minimal restorative dentistry; Simply one crown and esthetic bonding to restore tooth contours.
Jerry is a patient in his sixty′s who hasn′t been happy with the appearance of his smile. Jerry′s smile was not pleasing due to his discolored teeth and poor bite causing worn teeth. His bite problems where caused by a discrepancy in the relationship of his jaw bones. He was looking for a non-surgical correction to his bite.
Jerry underwent a combination of orthodontic therapy, transitionalbonding and restorative dentistry to open his bite to non-surgically correct his anterior cross bite. His definitive restorations consists of porcelain fused to metal crowns in the posterior and all ceramic crowns in the anterior.
Scott suffered from tetracycline stained teeth due to antibiotic use as a child. He desired to correct the discolored teeth and fabricate crowns on his lateral incisors where the form and contour blended better with his adjacent teeth. he wanted to minimize his current expense and future maintenance by having minimally invasive treatment. This requires a master technician.
Bleaching tetracycline stained teeth is commonly thought to be impossible. However, it has been reported by the University of North Carolina that prolonged bleaching can improve tetracycline stained teeth. Scott bleached his teeth for 8 months, and Dr. Vence simply restored his smile with two veneers on the central incisors_and two porcelain fused to metal crowns on the lateral incisors.