Smile Makeover Gallery From Downtown Dental

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We’ve done some pretty amazing smile makeovers, and we’re proud to show them here.

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No-Preparation Veneers

All of these smile makeovers were done with denmat cerinate lumineers with NO DRILLING, NO ANESTHETIC, and NO TEMPORARIES! Easy, painless and permanent! Truly amazing and great for saving natural tooth structure underneath.

Notice what a change filling in the spaces with these no preparation veneers can make to a smile.
Notice what a change filling in the spaces with these no preparation veneers can make to a smile.
Another dramatic change with this type of veneer
Another dramatic change with this type of veneer
Here we filled in the spaces and made the front teeth much more even in length. A stunning change, and our patient was thrilled.
Here we filled in the spaces and made the front teeth much more even in length. A stunning change, and our patient was thrilled.
Bleaching alone would not have been able to get the teeth this white, but veneers can - and the change is permanent.
Bleaching alone would not have been able to get the teeth this white, but veneers can - and the change is permanent.
Here we bonded veneers right over the top of the existing crowns to give a much nicer smile and with no unpleasant cutting off the old crowns
In this example, we were able to do some instant orthodontics, and cover the discolourations at the same time

A close up view, it is amazing how this can be done without affecting the teeth underneath.
A close up view, it is amazing how this can be done without affecting the teeth underneath.
Years of wear on these teeth easily reversed with 4 porcelain veneers and whitening
Years of wear on these teeth easily reversed with 4 porcelain veneers and whitening
Gum reshaping and veneers were used to improve her smile.
Gum reshaping and veneers were used to improve her smile.
In this example, we were able to do some instant orthodontics, and cover the discolourations at the same time
In this example, we were able to do some instant orthodontics, and cover the discolourations at the same time

More No-Preparation Veneers

In many cases, you don’t need to file down teeth to place beautiful veneers. Come in and find out if they could work for you.

In many cases, you don't need to file down teeth to place beautiful veneers.

In many cases, you don’t need to file down teeth to place beautiful veneers.

Discoloured and mottled teeth can often be improved with veneers

Discoloured and mottled teeth can often be improved with veneers

In this case, veneers were made and bonded onto the natural teeth.

Many people would like a nice smile, but don’t want to have any of their natural tooth structure removed. In this case, veneers were made and bonded onto the natural teeth.

Another example of a combination of gum recontouring and lumineers (no-preparation veneers)

Another example of a combination of gum recontouring and lumineers (no-preparation veneers)

Smile Makeovers

A big smile makeover.
Teeth grinding at night is very common and can result in severe damage to teeth. Here we placed porcelain crowns and veneers to restore her smile.
Teeth grinding at night is very common and can result in severe damage to teeth. Here we placed porcelain crowns and veneers to restore her smile.
Another example where older yellow crowns were replaced with more natural looking all porcelain crowns.
Another example where older yellow crowns were replaced with more natural looking all porcelain crowns.
An example of what we call instant orthodontics. This can be accomplished in as little as two weeks, usually without extracting any teeth!
An example of what we call instant orthodontics. This can be accomplished in as little as two weeks, usually without extracting any teeth!
Four front teeth had porcelain placed to lengthen, change colour and get rid of the old bonding on the front tooth.
Four front teeth had porcelain placed to lengthen, change colour and get rid of the old bonding on the front tooth.

A big smile makeover.

Porcelain crowns can make these dark crooked teeth look perfect.
Porcelain crowns can make these dark crooked teeth look perfect.

The extreme damage to these teeth from tooth grinding was repaired with very strong all porcelain crowns.
The extreme damage to these teeth from tooth grinding was repaired with very strong all porcelain crowns.

A dramatic chanage to this woman's teeth completely changed her personality. She had more confidence and is no longer embarrassed to smile!
A dramatic chanage to this woman's teeth completely changed her personality. She had more confidence and is no longer embarrassed to smile!

We are often asked to improve the appearance of older dental work. The front two older porcelain fused to metal crowns were replaced with all porcelain and 6 veneers were placed to match.
We are often asked to improve the appearance of older dental work. The front two older porcelain fused to metal crowns were replaced with all porcelain and 6 veneers were placed to match.

Instant Orthodontics

With a combination of crowns and veneers, we can often make teeth appear straight if people choose not to have orthodontic treatment.not want to do that. 

Many people think that the only way to straighten teeth is to have orthodontics, but there is another option. 8 porcelain veneers can make the teeth look beautful and change the colour at the same time.
Many people think that the only way to straighten teeth is to have orthodontics, but there is another option. 8 porcelain veneers can make the teeth look beautful and change the colour at the same time.
This lady's front teeth were sticking out much more that in appears. She did not want to take the time for orthodontics, so we placed 8 porcelain crowns.
This lady's front teeth were sticking out much more that in appears. She did not want to take the time for orthodontics, so we placed 8 porcelain crowns.
Orthodontics would be the treatment of choice, but she did not want to do that. Veneers were her only other option.
Orthodontics would be the treatment of choice, but she did not want to do that. Veneers were her only other option.

One of the more extreme results. We were able to make the teeth straight without removing any teeth, or doing any root canals. We are often amazed ourselves at what is possible.
One of the more extreme results. We were able to make the teeth straight without removing any teeth, or doing any root canals. We are often amazed ourselves at what is possible.
Even if orthodontic treatment was done, this crooked front tooth would still be very dark. He chose the instant porcelain fix instead.
Even if orthodontic treatment was done, this crooked front tooth would still be very dark. He chose the instant porcelain fix instead.

Teeth Whitening

When people want whiter teeth, we can bleach their teeth, or do a combination of bleaching and veneers. 

These are the results we can get from our 'Deep Bleaching' technique.
These are the results we can get from our 'Deep Bleaching' technique.
The top teeth are porcelain and do not change colour, the bottom teeth are much lighter after bleaching.
The top teeth are porcelain and do not change colour, the bottom teeth are much lighter after bleaching.
This is a combination bleaching and veneer result. Four front teeth were veneered and the rest have been whitened.
This is a combination bleaching and veneer result. Four front teeth were veneered and the rest have been whitened.
 

One of the more dramatic results we have been able to get from the bleaching
One of the more dramatic results we have been able to get from the bleaching
Deep Bleaching method has given us the best results in 20 years of bleaching teeth.
Deep Bleaching method has given us the best results in 20 years of bleaching teeth.
Another example where only the lowers were whitened, the contrast before and after against the upper teeth shows the amount of whitening obtained.
Another example where only the lowers were whitened, the contrast before and after against the upper teeth shows the amount of whitening obtained.

Full-Mouth Reconstruction with Dental Implants

In some cases of tooth loss or extreme wear it is necessary to restore all of someone’s teeth. Here are three examples where this treatment was necessary. Where teeth are missing, they are replaced with fixed bridgework or implants. The first case shows fixed bridges and the other two dental makeover cases were completed with implants.

Patient Case Study #1

You can see the extreme wear on these teeth in the before picture.
You can see the extreme wear on these teeth in the before picture.
The missing lower teeth were replaced with bridges.
The missing lower teeth were replaced with bridges.
 

Patient Case Study #2

The colour of the teeth and the old dental work made it necessary to restore all the teeth.
The colour of the teeth and the old dental work made it necessary to restore all the teeth.
A close up of the upper teeth. The previous metal containing crowns and bridges were replaced with metal free, and the colour was lightened to what our patient wanted.
A close up of the upper teeth. The previous metal containing crowns and bridges were replaced with metal free, and the colour was lightened to what our patient wanted.
Implants were used to replace the lower missing teeth and crowns to build up all the worn teeth.
Implants were used to replace the lower missing teeth and crowns to build up all the worn teeth.
The lower jaw, missing teeth replaced with implant supported crowns and bridges.
The lower jaw, missing teeth replaced with implant supported crowns and bridges.
 

Patient Case Study #3

Another example of extreme wear, showing how restoring the teeth gives a much more youthful appearance.
Another example of extreme wear, showing how restoring the teeth gives a much more youthful appearance.
All of the missing teeth were replaced here with implant supported crowns and bridges. The worn lower teeth were all crowned. It is very rare that we cannot save a tooth these days.
All of the missing teeth were replaced here with implant supported crowns and bridges. The worn lower teeth were all crowned. It is very rare that we cannot save a tooth these days.
The upper teeth showing the wear. The darker yellow colour is where all the enamel was worn off exposing the inner dentin of the tooth. An amazing dental makeover!
The upper teeth showing the wear. The darker yellow colour is where all the enamel was worn off exposing the inner dentin of the tooth. An amazing dental makeover!

Porcelain Crowns & Veneers

Sometimes more tooth structure needs to be removed and a crown placed. The new all porcelain crowns avoid the dark line along the gums that was often seen with the older porcelain fused to metal crowns.

Years of tooth grinding, which is very common, can lead to a smile that looks much older than it can.

Years of tooth grinding can lead to a smile that looks much older than it is.

Porcelain veneers on the upper teeth, longer and whiter, take years off his appearance.

Porcelain veneers on the upper teeth, longer and whiter, take years off his appearance.

This lady was suffering from chronic facial pain, jaw pain and headaches.

This lady was suffering from chronic facial pain, jaw pain and headaches.

Previous dental treatment was unsuccessfull, but our experience in neuromuscular dentistry was able to eliminate her pain. A full mouth reconstruction, with the bite placed in the proper position gave her a great smile, but more importantly relief from her years of chronic pain!

Previous dental treatment was unsuccessful, but our experience in neuromuscular dentistry was able to eliminate her pain. A full mouth reconstruction, with the bite placed in the proper position gave her a great smile, but more importantly relief from her years of chronic pain!

Dentistry does not last forever. This gentleman took good care of his teeth, but the older fillings had become stained and worn. His tooth grinding habit had also loosened the front teeth.

Dentistry does not last forever. This gentleman took good care of his teeth, but the older fillings had become stained and worn. His tooth grinding habit had also loosened the front teeth.

A combination of laser bonded porcelain crowns and veneers were used to make this change in only two appointments!

A combination of laser bonded porcelain crowns and veneers were used to make this change in only two appointments! What a difference.

Here is another instant orthodontic example. With the modern techniques available today these reaults are easy to achieve.

Here is another instant orthodontic example. With the modern techniques available today these reaults are easy to achieve.

Porcelain crowns, joined together, stabilized the front teeth. The nice white colour is also a huge improvement.

Porcelain crowns, joined together, stabilized the front teeth. The nice white colour is also a huge improvement.

Porcelain Veneers

Most of the extreme dental makeovers are done with porcelain veneers.

These are examples of teeth that were prepared and veneers placed.

Porcelain veneers and gum recontouring turn this good smile into a great one.

Porcelain veneers and gum recontouring turn this good smile into a great one.

Two Appointments, porcelain veneers and crowns change an old looking smile to a much more youthful one.

Two Appointments, porcelain veneers and crowns change an old looking smile to a much more youthful one.

One of our most dramatic changes! This is life changing dentistry and we love being able to do this.

One of our most dramatic changes! This is life changing dentistry and we love being able to do this.

Laser gum recontouring, replacing old crowns with bonded porcelain crowns and veneers gives an amazing change.

Laser gum recontouring, replacing old crowns with bonded porcelain crowns and veneers gives an amazing change.

These pictures speak for themselves.

These pictures speak for themselves.

Worn teeth make someone look much older than they really are. Porcelain veneers which are much easier than plastic surgery!

Worn teeth make someone look much older than they really are. Porcelain veneers which are much easier than plastic surgery!

No moustache needed now to hide these teeth!

No moustache needed now to hide these teeth!

Porcelain veneers and two appointments later, a new bright, white, perfect smile totally transform this smile.

Porcelain veneers and two appointments later, a new bright, white, perfect smile totally transform this smile.

Many old porcelain to metal crowns have the dark line along the gums. Getting rid of the silver/mercury fillings also brightens the whole smile.

Many old porcelain to metal crowns have the dark line along the gums. Getting rid of the silver/mercury fillings also brightens the whole smile.

Laser gum reshaping, porcelain veneers were used here. Yes! That is a diamond she wanted in that tooth!

Laser gum reshaping, porcelain veneers were used here. Yes! That is a diamond she wanted in that tooth!

More Amazing Modern Dentistry

Here are a few examples of what modern dentistry can accomplish. Today, there are so many options available to improve your smile. Look at some of our Extreme Dental Makeovers

Many people are concerned these days about the mercury in their mouth. With the tooth coloured material, not only do they look great, the tooth is actually stronger.

Many people are concerned these days about the mercury in their mouth. With the tooth coloured material, not only do they look great, the tooth is actually stronger.

This is what we call "instant orthodontics"! Instead of 18 months of braces, we transformed this smile in only two appointments. This way they are straight and beautifully white also.

This is what we call “instant orthodontics”! Instead of 18 months of braces, we transformed this smile in only two appointments. This way they are straight and beautifully white also.

One of our more dramatic smile makeovers! This type of dentistry is the most challenging and rewarding at the same time.

One of our more dramatic smile makeovers! This type of dentistry is the most challenging and rewarding at the same time.

No teeth were removed here, and this was accomplished with a combination of laser gum contouring and bonded porcelain crowns. Do you think he smiles more now?

No teeth were removed here, and this was accomplished with a combination of laser gum contouring and bonded porcelain crowns. Do you think he smiles more now?

Another instant orthodontic example. Many people are just not willing to have braces, but would love a beautiful smile.

Another instant orthodontic example. Many people are just not willing to have braces, but would love a beautiful smile.

A close up reveals the amazing changes we can accomplish with modern restorative dentistry.

A close up reveals the amazing changes we can accomplish with modern restorative dentistry.

Many times we are faced with previous "cosmetic dentistry" that hasn't given a patient all that is possible.

Many times we are faced with previous “cosmetic dentistry” that hasn’t given a patient all that is possible.

We had to do a full mouth reconstruction in order to get the bite in a position where we were able to make the front teeth straight. We think it is worth it!

We had to do a full mouth reconstruction in order to get the bite in a position where we were able to make the front teeth straight. We think it is worth it!

When the older fillings are small (the two teeth left and right) we can use the tooth coloured filling material. The middle tooth, required a porcelain crown.

When the older fillings are small (the two teeth left and right) we can use the tooth coloured filling material. The middle tooth, required a porcelain crown.

Here a combination of porcelain crowns and veneers were placed to correct the bite, and get a beautiful cosmetic result at the same time.

Here a combination of porcelain crowns and veneers were placed to correct the bite, and get a beautiful cosmetic result at the same time.

This lady had always been unhappy with her smile, but was not interested in undergoing the surgery that she had been told was required.

This lady had always been unhappy with her smile, but was not interested in undergoing the surgery that she had been told was required.

Using our laser to recountour the gum tissue, and a full reconstruction to change her bite, we were able to avoid any painful surgery and give her the smile she always wanted.

Using our laser to recountour the gum tissue, and a full reconstruction to change her bite, we were able to avoid any painful surgery and give her the smile she always wanted.

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