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The patient's pre-molar had some serious fractures and decay, as can be seen from the picture. We were able to repair his tooth using a crown, and the result is a beautiful restoration. The crown we use both looks and acts more like his original tooth, and will be of comparable strength to one of his original teeth. Dr. Nail's artistic skill is such that untrained eyes could not tell the tooth has even been through a restoration! The patient was extremely happy with his "new" tooth, and he allowed us to share his before and after shots.
Here is a patient whose tooth was in bad shape. The former restoration work that had been done on this molar was pitted and the original tooth had started to crack and decay underneath. We were able to remove the old dental work and remove the damaged portion of the original tooth in preparation for a crown. After we took our measurements and color matched to the rest of the teeth, the patient was sent home with a temporary crown while the permanent one was ordered from our laboratory. The final crown now provides a strong and attractive barrier between the tooth and chewing forces.
The patient had several fillings placed using silver amalgam. Those fillings had aged, and the tooth cracked around it. Decay had started to set in around the old restoration. The old fillings were removed along with the decay. Cracked tooth structure was fitted for a crown. The patient was given a temporary crown while the permanent crown was created by a laboratory. The permanent crown shows a beautiful restoration that show no hint of the damage corrected, and will survive the same forces and pressures that her original teeth could.
This was a large composite restoration which was beginning to show signs of age. The filling was large and replaced on the entire cusp of the tooth. A crown was then placed to ensure the tooth would not fracture or break.