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Creating the illusion of straighter, more perfect teeth using dental crowns.

With a lot of the makeover submissions we receive, it's readily apparent to us that...

a) 'Instant' orthodontics - A makeover showing how dentists can change the apparent alignment of crooked teeth by placing dental crowns. b) Using crowns to idealize tooth shape.

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Giving a smile a more regular appearance by placing porcelain veneers.

This 41 year old could benefit from orthodontic treatment but at this stage in his life he...

Porcelain veneers - This virtual makeover gives an idea of how porcelain veneers can be used to give the appearance of straighter teeth. It also makes a comparison of using this approach vs. having orthodontic treatment.

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Using partial orthodontic treatment and over-sized crowns to establish smile uniformity.

When this person submitted photos for consideration for a smile makeover...

Tooth crowding and missing teeth. - The fact that this smile suffers from both having crooked teeth and some missing ones make getting a normal-looking result difficult. Using dental crowns to mask the fact of missing teeth. - The solution this person wanted us to illustrate was: 1) The use of partial orthodontic treatment to some what idealize the positioning of the teeth. 2) The placement of oversized dental crowns to fill in and mask locations where teeth are missing.

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Realigning and repairing worn teeth with dental crowns.

This person's front teeth, both top and bottom, show a great deal of wear. Most likely it's the result of...

a )Tooth wear - A person's malocclusion (in this case a deep vertical overbite) can place them at greater risk for tooth wear. b ) Dental crowns - As this makeover illustrates, crowns can be used to both rebuild damaged teeth and improve their apparent alignment.

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Straightening teeth with crowns vs. orthodontic treatment.

Here's a case submitted for a digital smile makeover where the treating dentist seems to have two...

Straightening teeth by placing dental crowns. - This case illustrates the degree to which crowns can be used to make alignment changes for a smile. And explains some of the challenges and aesthetic deficiencies that must be dealt with when doing so.

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