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May 27, 2009

Tetracycline Stain and Worn Teeth from Grinding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tetracyline is an antibiotic that was widely prescribed for pregnant women and children from the 1950’s through the late 1970’s.  One of the possible side effects was permanent staining of teeth.  In this case, presence of tetracycline staining and severe wear from teeth grinding led this patient to take action.

First, Teeth whitening was performed for a few weeks.  Then, six upper front teeth were prepared for porcelain veneers and temporaries were placed.  A couple of weeks later, the real porcelain veneers were bonded onto the teeth and the result was spectacular!  A Nightguard was also made for the patient to protect the veneers and teeth at nighttime, when most people tend to grind their teeth.

Porcelain veneers may provide a dramatic esthetic result, but more importantly, they can preserve worn, broken teeth and protect them from further damage.

April 29, 2009

Crowded and Crooked teeth even after braces?

Before Invisalign
Before Invisalign
 
After Just One Year With Invisalign !

After Just One Year With Invisalign !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many of us are in the same boat.  Our teeth have moved back to where they were before we had braces.  Teeth start to crowd and become crooked.  The teeth become harder to clean, the gums bleed easier and sometimes it’s hard to get floss between the teeth.  As teeth crowd and lose their side-by-side support, they can even “float” up…making the teeth appear even more uneven.

Or maybe you’ve never had braces but you’ve noticed your teeth becoming more and more crooked.  A bad bite can many times lead to damaging forces on the teeth, causing them to wear down abnormally and soon, teeth begin to chip and break.

What if there were a way to straighten them without metal or wires showing in about a year?  With Invisalign, it’s possible!  Please call us today for a free consultation.  817-292-5957.

Call before the end of May 2009 and receive free teeth whitening with each Invisalign treatment!