Allen Dentist, Dr. Mentesana shares a cosmetic dentistry success story

Cosmetic dentistry, porcelain crowns

29 year old male, Allen American hockey player, got hit in the mouth with a hockey stick and broke his front two teeth. He came into the dental office for evaluation. Both teeth had previously had root canals and bonding from a previous injury. It was decided to place porcelain crowns this time. The teeth were prepared for porcelain crowns, temporary crowns were made, and the shade was taken. He finished out the season. The crowns were placed, the shade matching perfectly - just like nothing ever happened!

 

Allen Dentist Shares a Teeth Whitening Success Story

Teeth Whitening Before and after

Teeth Whitening Before and after

16 Year old female wanted her teeth whitened after having her braces taken off. She also wanted the teeth re-contoured to make them shaped a little more square. Options of take home whitening and in-office whitening were discussed and the in-office teeth whitening was chosen for its ease and predictability. The teeth were re-contoured very subtly. Just after the teeth were contoured, they were whitened as follows. The procedure took just under an hour. First, a protective dam was applied to guard the gums from the concentrated whitening agent. Then the agent was applied to the teeth 4 times, each for 10 minutes. Instructions were given to report any sensitivity during the procedure. Once all four applications were finished, the dam was removed from the teeth and an application of fluoride to help with sensitivity was applied. Only minor sensitivity was reported and only within the first 24 hours. She loved her results!

Allen Dentist, Dr. Mentesana, shares a cosmetic dentistry success story

 

Porcelain Bridges

19 year old male from Plano came into the dental office for treatment of congenitally missing lateral incisors, meaning that the teeth did not form. He had caries on the adjacent teeth from a removable appliance he had worn for years to replace the teeth. He was given options including restoring the adjacent teeth with crowns and replacing the teeth with implants or doing bridges. He chose bridges. The adjacent teeth were prepped and caries were removed. The bridges were placed leaving him with a smile he loved! It's great to see him smile so big now!

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Allen Dentist, Dr. Mentesana shares an Invisalign success story

Porcelain crowns and Invisalign

Invisalign

A 36 year old male from Wylie, Texas came into the dental office wanting to improve his smile. His teeth were crowded and two front teeth had large silver fillings in the back that had caused the teeth to turn dark. Options including crowns, Invisalign and teeth whitening were discussed. The teeth that were dark would need crowns to cover the corrosion that the silver fillings had caused to leach out into the teeth, whitening would not help. Invisalign was chosen to align the teeth as he did not want to wear braces. He wore Invisalign for 24 months returning to the office every 6 weeks to monitor progress. Once the teeth were aligned properly, the two dark front teeth were crowned helping to blend the teeth back into his smile. It's wonderful to see such a transition occur. I think you will agree that the difference is huge!

Allen Dentist, Dr. Mentesana shares a cosmetic dentistry success story

Porcelain veneers and crowns

A 54 year old female from Mckinney, Texas came into the dental office wanting to change her smile. She did not like the color of her teeth or the shape of the front teeth. Options of teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns were discussed. Teeth whitening alone would not have changed the shape of the teeth. Veneers would have been challenging with the amount of wear that the teeth had endured in the past, meaning that teeth grinding is most likely a problem. Porcelain crowns were the best option giving her strength, beauty, and the ability to change both color and form. Preparations before the appointment included a mock up of the final outcome. After a simple procedure, the patient left with temporary crowns with the improvements made. Two weeks later, the porcelain crowns were placed. The patient is now very happy with her smile. I think you will agree that the difference is remarkable!

Allen Dentist, Dr. Mentesana shares a dental implant success story

Dental Implants

19 year old male from Allen, Texas, came to the dental office after wearing braces with his two lateral incisors missing.  The teeth never developed and he had suffered from spaces in his smile for years. Options for replacement including implants and bridges were explained. In order to not disturb the adjacent teeth, he chose dental implants.  In a simple procedure, the implants were placed and the spaces were temporized during the healing phase. A couple of months later, porcelain crowns were placed on the implants leaving him with strong, natural looking teeth that look and act just like natural teeth. He received treatment well and was very happy with his outcome. It's really great to see how big he smiles now!