Dental Makeovers can be performed for purely cosmetic reasons, or to restore proper function of the teeth.
Patients 1 and 2 achieved a beautiful result with multiple crowns or veneers.
Patient 3 was treated with only 1 crown and gum surgery to lengthen the tooth.
Patient 4 displays a malocclusion resulting from excessive wear and overclosure. Back teeth were built up to make sufficient room to correct the front teeth.
Dry mouth or Xerostomia is a condition that is becoming more prevalent in our aging society. It is commonly related to the medications taken by adults but can be a consequence of certain health conditions, such as Sjogren's syndrome. Tooth decay can become rampant with dry mouth. Decay along the gumline is typical of Xerostomia. The patient below displays classic dry mouth symptoms. For more information on xerostomia, click here to read more on the Mayo Clinic site. Once at the site, search for "xerostomia".
The name "meth mouth" has been given to describe the uniquely rampant decay that ensues in the deeply entrenched user of the illegal drug, methamphetamine. All dental restorations will eventually fail if the user cannot forsake the drug.
Mr. Dino broke his teeth attempting to eat Mr. Stegosaurus. Although we were able to reclaim Mr. Dino’s smile, which pleased Mrs. Dino, we encouraged him to:
A. Stop dining with Mr. Stegosaurus
B. Only eat the baby stegosauruses
C. Become a vegetarian
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