Smile Gallery

Dental Implants

Dental Implants are quickly becoming THE way to replace missing teeth. Dentures and bridges are not your only option anymore! Now, we can make implants look almost identical to real teeth!

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Implants

Dental Implants are quickly becoming THE way to replace missing teeth. Dentures and bridges are not your only option anymore! Now, we can make implants look almost identical to real teeth!

[img src=http://tulsaperiodontist.com/wp-content/flagallery/implants/thumbs/thumbs_martin-implant-8.jpg]3210This patient had a large infection around his front tooth. This has caused some discoloration in the crown. Also notice the discrepancy of the gum line between the two middle teeth. This tooth was extracted and replaced with an implant.
Front tooth #8 was replaced with a dental implant. The photo shows just the temporary crown after the implant was placed. We also performed a gum graft to even the gum line out. The patient was excited to finally have a smile he could show off!
[img src=http://tulsaperiodontist.com/wp-content/flagallery/implants/thumbs/thumbs_cf-dental-implant.jpg]1590This patient had a large infection around the root of her front tooth. You can see the red dot on the gums where the infection is. We were left with no choice but to extract that tooth and replace it with an implant.
We replaced her front tooth with a dental implant! It looks amazing, just like a real tooth! You can't even tell when she smiles!
[img src=http://tulsaperiodontist.com/wp-content/flagallery/implants/thumbs/thumbs_rrimplant.jpg]1470This patient lost her tooth when she was a kid. She has been wearing a partial denture/flipper for most of her life and was ready to have something permanent. We decided to replace that tooth with a dental implant.
We replaced her missing tooth with a dental implant. This is a picture of the implant in a temporary crown! This will look perfect after the final crown is placed!

 

Esthetic Crown Lengthening

Teeth are like the subject of a photo. The gums are like the background or scenery. When there is a balance between the two, a beautiful picture results. Sometimes, patients have too much gum showing. This may make teeth look short. To fix this, we can perform Esthetic Crown Lengthening. Here is an example.

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Esthetic Crown Lengthening

Teeth are like the subject of a photo. The gums are like the background or scenery. When there is a balance between the two, a beautiful picture results. Sometimes, patients have too much gum showing. This may make teeth look short. To fix this, we can perform Esthetic Crown Lengthening. Here is an example.

[img src=http://tulsaperiodontist.com/wp-content/flagallery/smile-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_dsc_0104.jpg]21150Spaces in between teeth and short teeth
This patient complained about spaces in between his teeth and that his teeth looked short. He was even too embarrassed to smile!
[img src=http://tulsaperiodontist.com/wp-content/flagallery/smile-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_dsc_0108.jpg]3040Short teeth and spaces between teeth
This patient complained about spaces in between his teeth and that his teeth looked short. This is what we call a gummy smile! Looks like he needs some Esthetic Crown Lengthening.
[img src=http://tulsaperiodontist.com/wp-content/flagallery/smile-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_dsc_0079.jpg]2710After Esthetic Crown Lengthening
Look at his smile after esthetic crown lengthening! His teeth look much more proportional but spaces still remain between the teeth. The next step is bonding.
[img src=http://tulsaperiodontist.com/wp-content/flagallery/smile-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_6wks.jpg]2830Short Crowns and Spaces in between teeth
After Esthetic Crown Lengtheing his teeth are no longer short! Look how much more proportional they are! However, there are still spaces in between the teeth. The next step is bonding!
[img src=http://tulsaperiodontist.com/wp-content/flagallery/smile-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_img_2723.jpg]2520After Esthetic Crown Lengthening and Bonding!
What a great looking smile. No Gaps, No short teeth! Amazing Result!
[img src=http://tulsaperiodontist.com/wp-content/flagallery/smile-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_img_2719.jpg]2570After Esthetic Crown Lengthening and Bonding
Here is the final result after esthetic crown lengthening and bonding! Amazing transformation!

 

Gum Graft with Donor Tissue

When patients have gum recession, the roots of the tooth are exposed. This may cause tooth sensitivity as well as a long unpleasant looking tooth. This can be caused either by the way you brush your teeth or the way your teeth bite together. We can fix this by performing a gum graft. Sometimes we can use donor tissue instead of the patient’s own tissue. This means that there is only one surgery area and patients are more comfortable!

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