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Using porcelain veneers to improve tooth shape and fill in tooth gaps.

Dentists often use porcelain veneer placement as a way of filling in tooth gaps. This...

This makeover shows two common uses for porcelain veneers: a) Closing tooth gaps. b) Changing the shape of teeth. The result is the perfect smile.

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Fully closing in the gap between two incisors by placing crowns.

This page's digital makeovers illustrate how "tooth gaps" can be filled in by placing dental...

a) Tooth gaps. - The obvious cosmetic deficiency with this smile is the space between the center teeth. b) Bruxism - The notched and worn biting edges of the upper and lower front teeth suggest that this person has a tooth grinding habit. c) Dental crowns. - This makeover illustrates how dental crowns can be used to both fill in tooth gaps and repair worn teeth.

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Realigning teeth with Invisalign. / Repairing worn biting edges.

When you first look at this case's "before" picture, you might think that this person has simply...

Tooth repair - Placing dental bonding can be an simple way to make repairs for teeth. But in locations where the restoration will be exposed to heavy forces (biting, chewing), it may not make the best choice. This case explains.

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Fixing a small cavity, rebuilding worn teeth.

The most detracting aspect of this person's smile is the dark spot on their upper right tooth. And while that, no...

a) Worn teeth / Bruxism - This smile has the characteristic wear pattern of a person who grinds their teeth. You can literally visualize how the smooth surfaces and notches of the biting edges of the upper and lower teeth fit together. b) Dental crowns - As this case outlines, unless this grinding habit can be controlled, dental crowns offer the only hope for a lasting outcome.

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A makeover case involving an anterior crossbite.

This digital makeover case involves a smile that would be very difficult to improve just by placing dental...

Severe tooth crowding / Lateral incisors in crossbite - This case illustrates how full orthodontic treatment could be used to resolve these issue. It also explains how the presence of a high decay rate (which this person has) complicates the treatment process.

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