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Front: Pre-treatment smile of worn down teeth.
Front: Frontal close up view of worn down teeth. Note the amount of overlap of the front teeth caused by a lifetime of grinding. This is called loss of "vertical dimension of occlusion". Restoring this dimension (bite raising) helps restore a more youthful appearance and gives room to add back the missing tooth structure lost from grinding.
Front: Mouth open view of worn down teeth. Dental wear is most frequently caused by tooth grinding. Tooth grinding is a very common human habit. Many children grind their teeth, somewhat dispelling the idea of "stress" be a causative factor in grinding. Stress can cause grinders to grind more, and over several decades this can lead to severely worn teeth like you see here.
Front: Pre-treatment right lateral view.
Front: Pre-treatment left lateral view.
Front: Pre-treatment mirror view of upper teeth.
Front: Pre-treatment mirror view of lower teeth.
Front: Post-treatment, frontal view of restored mouth. Note the breathtaking color and shape of the new porcelain crowns. A very skilled laboratory technician is a true artist who uses a layer technique to create the illusion of internal character, light diffraction and translucency. There is no reason that your new crowns should ever look like crowns. Man-made crowns should look like beautiful teeth.
Front: Post-treatment, right lateral view of restored mouth.
Front: Post-treatment, left lateral view of restored mouth.
Front: Post-treatment, mirror view of restored upper arch.
Front: Post-treatment, mirror view of restored lower arch.
Front: Post-treatment smile- frontal.
Front: Post-treatment smile- right side.
Front: Post-treatment smile- left side.