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We are hoping to educate the general public and our patients about the many possibilities that modern dentistry provides to improve oral health and quality of life in general. The opinions and cases presented here are actual dentistry performed by us and reflect our approach to dental care. At times, professional opinions and methods may vary amongst dentists.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Extreme Makeover in less than 5 Hours!

Treatment Report

Patient: C.M.

Chief Concern: Severely decayed and stained teeth in the smile zone. 

Diagnosis: Rampant decay and severe staining due to decay and long time tobacco use.  

Treatment: Decayed teeth structures were cleaned and composite resins placed for restorations.  An abscessed tooth was also extracted at the same time in the back of the mouth and another infected tooth in the front was treated with root canal therapy.  A slightly whiter shade of composite resin was placed to leave room for patient to whiten his teeth over time with home bleaching.   



Porcelain crowns are the optimal choice for dentition so severely damaged.  Also they are more resistant to staining and retain their original shade and luster very well compared to composite fillings or natural tooth enamel, specially in smokers.  In this case patient requested composite resins and was very pleased with instantaneous results in just 5 hours of treatment time and only 1 visit.  

Dentistry by
Syamack Ganjavian, DDS