Harold is an older gentleman who has been a great patient for over 20 years. Harold had become unsatisfied with his current partial denture that was replacing his lower front teeth but also covering his lower teeth to replace the missing tooth material as well as making his bite work better. The denture material was beginning to chip away and Harold was becoming frustrated with the constant need for repairs.
His main concern and goal was the have a denture that would not require constant repair and a treatment the fit his budget. Esthetics was not a primary concern for Harold. His objective was more functional.
To decide how we could help Harold the process to establish his treatment began as all bite related treatments start. We took photos and needed x-rays along with models of Harold's teeth and made a schematic of the projected treatment outcome.
After reviewing the proposed treatment options with Harold it was decided that very little treatment was necessary for his upper teeth and that it would be possible to restore his lower back teeth with tooth color filling material and replace his lower front teeth with a new partial denture. His old denture was used as a guide for how much material to add on his back teeth.
Harold is thrilled with the result and how he feels with his new back and denture. I am happy that his bite is nicely balanced (blue marks in photo) and functions smoothly.
Enjoy your new teeth Harold!!
The Forman Dental Team
Antonio is a very vibrant gentleman who was very unhappy with this teeth. He had an upper denture that was not stable for him to eat and making speaking difficult. He was also very unsatisfied with the esthetics and felt it looked like he has a piece of gum in his mouth.
Antonio wanted treatment that would work into his budget but also provide him with stable teeth that he could brush right in his mouth and that would look good. After reviewing many different option Antonio settled on a treatment that was more extensive than he originally envisioned but that we both felt would serve him very well and meet all of his goals.
Antonio's treatment included:
Antonio's case began with photos and an initial exam as usual. The case was planned using photos and models of Antonio's teeth to create a blue-print. Using the blue-print we began working with Antonio's teeth and reshaping his gums and restoring his teeth with temporary material to ensure we were on the correct path. When Antonio and myself were happy with the initial temporary teeth he was then placed in long-term temporary teeth made by our lab for approximately 3 months.
The teeth are the exact design we expect Antonio's final and permanent teeth to match and they serve to ensure proper function including eating, speaking and overall comfort. We also ensure our design holds up to his bite pressure.
When we were both happy with the temporary teeth Antonio was given his final set of new teeth.
Antonio and I are both tremendously happy with the final result and how his case progressed through the various stages.
- The Forman Dental Team
Lou has been a patient many years and has been unhappy with his old veneers for a long while. It was finally time and Lou was ready to start working on his new teeth.
Lou's main concern was that the gums had changed position and the margins of the veneers were now visible and staining.
Lou�s case again, began with photos of his current teeth and models of his teeth that allowed us plan and make a blue-print for his new teeth. Using the blue-print we were able to transfer the proposed new teeth to Lou�s mouth to ensure that he was happy and we felt the treatment would be successful.
Lou�s old veneers were removed and the teeth refined. Temporaries were placed while the new teeth were being made at our lab. Lou was able function with a replica of his new teeth and make sure they were comfortable for chewing and speaking. I was able to see they held up.
When Lou�s new teeth were back from the lab the temporaries were removed and the permanent teeth placed.
Lou and I are both extremely happy with his new teeth.
- The Forman Dental Team
Nancy has been unhappy with her teeth for quite some time and is also not fond of dental work. But Nancy decided it was time and worked up the courage due to having problems with her teeth as well as her son's upcoming weddng.
Nancy wanted her teeth to look great but also wanted to fix her teeth so that she would not continally have problems that would require dental visits. Her main concern with her smile was the spaces between her teeth.
During the planning process it was noted that Nancy's bite was not level which produced uneven pressure on certain teeth causing breakage. Cosmetically, it was noted Nancy did not display enough of her teeth when smiling or with her lip relaxed. With this information Nancy's new smile was built in wax for preview and evaluation.
Next, Nancy was able to see what it would look and feel like in her mouth with preliminary or trial restorations. My job was to evaluate the function. If one or more of the trial restortions were to chip or crack it would provide valuable information to make her bite work properly and would be modified. Nancy did require some refining.
Once Nancy was happy with the look and feel of the trial restorations and they were functioning nicely the final restorations were competed.
Nancy is absolutely thrilled with her new smile and it will serve her will for a long time. Nancy's case was completed with convention filling material to stay in her budget and she chose a removable partial denture to replace her lower back teeth.
Nancy, you look great!!!
It was our pleasure to work with you and we are looking forward to helping you maintain your new smile.
- The Forman Dental Team
Tony has been progressively wearing his teeth for the past 10yrs+. His upper front teeth were repaired but continually chipped and had to be redone. Tony even broke two bridges on his lower right. Tony decided it was time to do something that would last and also improve the appearance of his teeth.
Tony's treatment began with building a schematic and wax mock-up of the anticipated result before working on any of his teeth. Restoration of Tony's mouth included a combination of porcelain as well as tooth-colored filling material to help stay within Tony's budget. Tony's lower teeth were not restored other than bonding on his lower front teeth. Tony may decide to treat his lower teeth in the future, however, the current restorations are functioning well.
Tony and I are thrilled with his new smile. Tony will wear a grinding appliance at night to protect his investment and make sure to keep up his home care and maintenance appointments.