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Transitional Dentures

This lady fractured her front tooth in an accident. The tooth could not be saved and required extraction. Here we are looking at the area where the tooth was extracted.               When the tooth was extracted, a transitional (temporary) acrylic denture was used to…

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Congenitally Missing Teeth

A congenitally missing tooth is one that never developed. In many cases the lateral incisors never form, as seen above.         Although this young girl has congenitally missing teeth in the back, the space is very apparent in a full smile. Ideally, missing teeth such as these…

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All Ceramic Crowns

This individual has severely worn his front four teeth. A bite problem has developed and the teeth appear unaesthetic. Crowns are required to properly restore the teeth and correct the bite deficiency. All ceramic crowns were chosen due to their highly esthetic and natural appearance.          …

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Why you need a Root Canal

In some situations, the nerve becomes infected in the tooth, even though there appears to be no apparent reason. Many of these teeth have no pain, but an abscess may appear in the gum tissue (as seen in this example), or may be detected on an x-ray. Even though there…

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Oral Hygiene Instructions

A soft bristle brush is recommended for cleaning your teeth. Placing the brush along the gum line helps to remove plaque that settles around the gum tissue. Plaque contains bacteria which can cause tooth decay and gum disease.       In areas where your regular toothbrush cannot fit or…

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Malocclusion — Class I

During normal growth and development, the upper and lower jaws, along with the teeth, grow in harmony with each other. This results in facial symmetry and proper alignment of the jaw bones and teeth. The facial profile appears straight and normal.       Although the facial structures and jaw…

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Complete Upper Dentures

When all of the teeth are extracted in the upper jaw, the bones heal and are covered by gum tissue. A complete denture can be made to replace the missing teeth, which rest on the gums and are supported by the underlying bone. The complete denture is made from plastic…

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Single Esthetic Implant

  This young individual was in an accident which resulted in the loss of his front tooth. A single tooth implant is the best choice to replace this missing tooth. A bridge is not the best choice. The teeth on either side of the space do not have any fillings…

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All Ceramic Single Crowns

This young individual fractured her left front tooth. It was repaired with a large white filling which restored the tooth but did not provide adequate strength or esthetics. An all ceramic crown was recommended.       The all ceramic crown was fabricated in a laboratory from a mold of…

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