This patient's teeth were misshapen, which detracted from an otherwise lovely face. Conservative porcelain veneers give her a beautiful, natural smile that looks just like it's her own teeth.
Over 20 years ago, Michelle broke off a front tooth, her left lateral incisor, as you can see in the "before" photograph. Dr. Chal did a bridge for Michelle replacing the tooth that was broken off, held in by crowns on either side of the missing tooth. Notice, in the "after" photo, how the 3-unit bridge matches her existing teeth perfectly. And notice how the false tooth looks like it is growing out of the gum, so that no one can tell that it is a false tooth. Happily, Michelle's case still looks great after twenty years.
This patient's wide gap between her front teeth is a little tricky to fix. First, it can end up looking like her front teeth are too large for the rest of her teeth. Second, the contouring has to be done very carefully so that the health of the gums is preserved. Too much bulk will cause food traps and gum inflammation. Dr. Chal always tries to do the most conservative work that will get the job done. In this case, just four porcelain veneers was all she needed to close her gap and get a beautifully proportioned smile.
Dental Implants and Bridgework
Al, who lives in Colorado, had multiple complex problems including severe gum disease and an extremely deep overbite. Treatment involved dental implants to replace hopeless teeth and crowns and bridgework. It's hard to tell from the "after" photographs which is which.
Tom's gum disease was so severe that teeth were already beginning to fall out. Dr. Chal provided Tom with full mouth dental implants. Not only does he look great, but he feels great. His comment when he was finished was that his teeth felt so comfortable and solid that it was like "hitting the sweet spot" with every swing of a golf club. Bridgework This patient suffered the loss of some teeth and damage to others as the result of a motor vehicle accident. On the one hand, her accident was traumatic and horrible. But it gave her an opportunity to get a new smile from Dr. Chal. Fixed bridgework was used to achieve this beautiful result.
Crowns and Bridgework
This patient had discolored front teeth and an ugly bridge replacing her right lateral incisor. On top of that, she was suffering from TMJ disorder. In the process of curing her TMJ disorder, Dr. Chal gave her a new, attractive bridge and placed crowns that gave her a new smile.
This patient suffered the loss of some teeth and damage to others as the result of a motor vehicle accident. On the one hand, her accident was traumatic and horrible. But it gave her an opportunity to get a new smile from Dr. Chal. Fixed bridgework was used to achieve this beautiful result.
Al came to Dr. Chal simply wanting to look better. His teeth were out of alignment, he had old, worn dental bonding, and what is called a "reverse smile line" - his smile, instead of curving up on the sides, curved down, making it look like he was never fully smiling. Conservative porcelain veneers were all that Al needed to have a terrific smile. His comment after this was done? "I wish I did this 10 or 15 years ago." He says that people just said he looked younger and didn't realize that he'd had dental work done.
Crowns and Bridgework
Emily had seen a number of dentists over 20 years, and none had been able to solve her problems. Besides pain from TMJ disorder, there was gum disease and ugly old dental work. The happy and relaxed "after" smile says it all.
Implants and Bridge
This patient lost a number of teeth and a good chunk of his jawbone in a motorcycle accident. In addition, other teeth were fractured or otherwise damaged. He came to Dr. Chal after his facial surgery was done, saying that he had "lost his smile." Dr. Chal did a bridge replacing the missing teeth, and was able to accomplish it using just two dental implants plus use some of the remaining teeth for support. When Dr. Chal was done and handed him a mirror to see how it looked, he was so overwhelmed that he began to cry. He had never expected it to look so good.
Bridgework and Porcelain Veneers
Vicky had two missing teeth in the back and her front teeth were worn and misshapen. As a result, she was embarrassed to smile. Dr. Chal did bridgework in the back to replace the missing teeth and conservative porcelain veneers to revitalize her smile. You can see in the relaxed look in her face in the "after" photo that she now feels much better about herself.
Porcelain veneers restore chipped and cracked teeth.