PDWDC Premiere Dentistry Blog

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Repairing the Worn Out Dentition

January 31, 2019
In your 20s, you have slight ridges on the surface of your teeth and tiny ripples at the bottom of your teeth, that give dimension, character and youthfulness to your teeth. Over time, teeth shift and shorten causing your lips to sag inward. The edges and surfaces flatten causing a boxy appearance. Grinding further exacerbates this process. It is possible for your front teeth to be as much as two millimeters shorter by the time you reach your 40s. In addition, thinning enamel and years of wear can cause fine cracks that are more susceptible to staining New crowns… Read Full Post

Reconstruction with a Quadrant of Crowns Seated on Implants

January 31, 2019
This patient presented with the need to restore the upper left quadrant. With so few teeth remaining, her options were to have a removable appliance or place implants for fixed Implant Supported Crowns. Due to a very large sinus, she had no bone support in this quadrant. Therefore, a bone graft was done in the left sinus area, followed by 5 implants as tooth root replacements. She has been restored to complete function in her left side with a more esthetic result and does not have to wear a removable appliance.

Implant Supported Reconstruction

January 31, 2019
This patient presented with all of her maxillary teeth failing and in danger of having to wear a denture either during treatment or permanently. We were able to salvage several teeth on an interim basis, which kept her out of a denture. Having been completely reborn with a full arch of crowns that are seated on seven implants, she is thrilled that she has new found function and esthetics with a new sense of security.

Emergency Repair of Two Fractured Front Teeth

January 31, 2019
Trauma Needing Immediate Care
Having fractured her two front teeth after falling down, this patient was desperately seeking an immediate esthetic correction. Our in-house laboratory quickly fabricated two custom temporary crowns, which we placed two days later.
Immediate Temporary Crowns
Prior to fabricating her final crowns, we whitened her other teeth, which were too yellow for her age bracket. Once the whitening had been completed, our technician worked directly with her at the chair to… Read Full Post

Dramatic Smile Improvement

January 31, 2019
Porcelain Is Very Life-Like When Fabricated Correctly Before: Many crowns do not look natural. How often have you seen crowns like these that are too wide, too long, too protrusive, too white, and too opaque (no translucency)? After: To make her smile more beautiful, new crowns were fabricated with the canines shorter to create a more feminine, curved smile line; with translucency and internal color for a 3-dimensional look, and with contours that create the illusion of narrower teeth Her new teeth were recreated to match to her profile.

Dental Implants Supporting a Cosmetic Makeover

January 31, 2019
This patient was referred to us by her Orthodontist and General Dentist, when she was fifteen years old, for a cosmetic makeover, using implants to replace her congenitally missing permanent teeth. Even though she was in the middle of orthodontic therapy, we were called upon to provide guidance on the tooth positionings so that there would be adequate spacing for the future implant placement. Implants should not be placed in children until they have stopped growing (at least 18 yo). In order to provide the right arch form and bony architecture, we assembled a… Read Full Post

Dental Implant Supported Makeover with Crowns

January 31, 2019
This patient had numerous dental issues: a fractured root, extensive decay under crowns, missing teeth, and failing root canals. To avoid wearing a removable appliance, crowns were permanently cemented over nine implants and multiple teeth. As a result, his smile is youthful and natural, and he has the confidence of a good prognosis with long-lasting, completely satisfying function. Just in time for his son’s wedding! Sometimes people hide their teeth with a mustache! Before Procedure After Procedure

Dental Implant Rejuvenation of the Jaw

January 31, 2019
Over the years, this patient had lost multiple teeth, while severely abrading others. With the placement of implants and new crowns, he was rejuvenated to a completely functioning mouth as if he never lost any teeth. Before & After After: Custom Implant Abutment with final crowns

Cosmetic Dentistry Case

January 30, 2019
Simply Radiant, Simply Natural We take great pride in having made a difference to a vast number of patients for over 35 years. Our goal: make it radiant, make it natural. In this digital era of using stamped out, milled crowns and veneers developed from virtual libraries in software programs, we pride ourselves with fabricating all of our crowns in our in-house laboratory using custom, internal shading, anatomic form to match each individual facial pattern, and proper translucency that is specific to each patient’s coloring. As a result, we consistently… Read Full Post

Correcting a Gummy Smile

January 30, 2019
For this dental patient, Dr Gerald Marlin, in his Washington DC dental office, the gingival (gum) tissue has been raised up, to decrease the gummy smile, while her crowns were lengthened. Her attractive lip line has now been enhanced. Creation of a softer, fuller, more feminine smile. Before & After Procedure