Dr. Woodlief and Dr. Khouri create beautiful smiles by combining years of experience in general, cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontics with the highest quality restorative materials and up-to-date techniques and technology. Take a moment to look through our before-and-after photos and give us a call if you are ready to improve your own smile!
Who said a smile can’t improve your overall health AND look good? For patients with significant tooth wear, it’s important to not only restore the aesthetics but to also rebuild the structure that was lost. By increasing the height of the teeth and creating a stable bite, we can significantly improve the health of the joints and open up the airway, while giving the patient a full, healthy smile—a beautiful melding of both form and function! ...
No veneers or ortho, no problem! In some cases, closing up an undesirable space between teeth just takes a little bit of bonding. By layering the the different composite shades available to us and polishing and contouring appropriately, the final product can look just as natural in shape and color as if it were your own tooth!
We put our teeth through the ringer every day, and over time the daily wear and tear is bound to catch up to them. While you can’t replace lost tooth structure, you can always cover up the exposed areas to help prevent further wear, reduce sensitivity, and improve the aesthetics and natural look of the tooth.
Crowns and bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth, protect existing weakened teeth, and improve the aesthetics of a smile. Thanks to quality dental materials that are both strong and cosmetic, we were able to give this patient a sturdy, natural-looking smile that she can put to good use and feel proud to show off!
Accidents happen. Fortunately, there are easy, natural-looking solutions. This teenage patient walked in with a broken front tooth after a sporting accident. With a little time and bonding magic, we were able to send him on his way with a big, chip-free smile...and a recommendation to wear a mouthguard next time!
As far as dental emergencies rank, I think we can all agree a broken front tooth places high on the list. This patient came in because an old filling had broken and taken some tooth with it, leaving a large hole in the canine. However, thanks to current bonding techniques and high quality materials, we were able to not only restore the tooth to proper function, but also match the natural shape and color, making it look like nothing ever happened in the first place!
Cavities come in various colors, shapes, and sizes. Demineralization is a breakdown of enamel that can result in white and brown spot lesions on teeth. By conservatively removing these diseased areas and placing naturally colored bonding on top, we can restore health and aesthetics to this patient’s front teeth.
Tooth color can be influenced by many external factors: what you eat/drink, wear and tear of your enamel, oral hygiene. However, internal conditions, such as fluorosis or antibiotics as a child or in utero, can cause teeth to erupt with the enamel already discolored. Once believed to be maskable only with veneers, advancements in whitening materials and techniques have made it possible for us to treat cases such as this one to the patient’s satisfaction without touching drill to tooth!
As with most things, sometimes fillings do fall apart with overuse, age, and trauma. However, that doesn’t mean your tooth or aesthetics needs to suffer. As in this case, it is possible to carefully remove what remains of the broken filling and bond a new one on to restore the natural contours and colors of the tooth.