'Teeth in a day' ads usually refer to people who have no teeth or have teeth that can not be saved.
They may have removable dentures. They may already have dental implant posts.
What 'teeth in a day' more realistically means is teeth on a day following extensive preplanning. On the day, an interim set of plastic teeth is placed on strategically positioned implanted posts.
These temporary teeth stabilize the implant posts as they heal. The temporary teeth also provide a cosmetic benefit. A person does not have to be without teeth while waiting for permanent replacements.
Patient record review and photographs are the first steps in planning for full mouth restoration.
3D imaging is then used to evaluate the jaw bones for placement of the implant posts and take additional measurements.
It is also used to design the new smile. The patient can actually participate in his smile...
In this episode, the doctors discuss the diagnosis and repair of cracked and broken teeth.
A cracked tooth is where a tooth has incompletely splintered but no part of the tooth has yet broken off. Cracks may not be visible.
A broken tooth is where a portion of the tooth has chipped off.
There are several steps in the evaluation of cracked and broken teeth -
The restoration of cracked or broken teeth depends on the extent of the damage -
Th doctors always try to save the damaged tooth. If the crack or fracture damage goes below...
After viewing Episode 3, viewers asked the doctors when to use veneers instead of crowns. In this video, they answer.
A crown is a thimble-like cap on a tooth. A veneer is a thin porcelain material covering the front surface of a tooth.
A veneer is a more conservative procedure.
The condition of the tooth is what determines whether a crown or a veneer is the best choice. The doctors prefer the option that gives you the best result for the longest period of time.
A tooth with these conditions are unable to support a veneer and require a crown -
These conditions are best remedied with crowns -
In this video, the doctors discuss what porcelain veneers are, what they can do for you, and what are the considerations for beautiful results.
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of medical-grade ceramic attached to the front surfaces of teeth.
Porcelain veneers can change the look, shape, and color of your teeth. They can -
And perhaps their greatest advantage, they are the -
The first and most important consideration in treatment with porcelain veneers is managing your expectations.
Ninety percent of the treatment process is planning and preparation. The doctors do digital or physical mockups to help you envision your results.
Their in-house laboratory is a great asset in creating...
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