Before and After Photos (The Smile Gallery)

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This porcelain to metal crown definitely does not look right. It is bigger than the tooth next to it; it is whiter, and more opaque.

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The new crown was designed to blend with the teeth on either side of it (which were different) and also to look smaller than it really is. To fill the space it had to be wider than the tooth next to it. Also notice how the gums around the new crown are already looking healthier.

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This porcelain to metal crown definitely does not look right. It is bigger than the tooth next to it; it is whiter, and more opaque.

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The new crown was designed to blend with the teeth on either side of it (which were different) and also to look smaller than it really is. To fill the space it had to be wider than the tooth next to it. Also notice how the gums around the new crown are already looking healthier.

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This charming lady has porcelain crowns that are outdated. In their day they were good, but today we have so much better. Then it was metal crowns with porcelain baked on. Today it is no metal all, porcelain beautiful crowns. You can see the dark gums around the crowns reflecting the dark metal that the porcelain is baked on, and possibly a reaction to the metal. The crowns also don’t look real, they are opaque, not lifelike and translucent.

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Our patients new smile is truly dazzling, white and clean looking. No one would ever guess that these aren’t her real teeth. She looks younger and her smile compliments her lovely healthy mature appearance.

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This charming lady has porcelain crowns that are outdated. In their day they were good, but today we have so much better. Then it was metal crowns with porcelain baked on. Today it is no metal all, porcelain beautiful crowns. You can see the dark gums around the crowns reflecting the dark metal that the porcelain is baked on, and possibly a reaction to the metal. The crowns also don’t look real, they are opaque, not lifelike and translucent.

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Our patients new smile is truly dazzling, white and clean looking. No one would ever guess that these aren’t her real teeth. She looks younger and her smile compliments her lovely healthy mature appearance.

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This business man, who has an engaging smile and personality, wants to restore his teeth to better health. Time has worn the teeth down, and they are darker than he would like and slightly crooked.

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His front teeth now represent the man. They truly reflect his business acumen, his intelligence and health.

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This business man, who has an engaging smile and personality, wants to restore his teeth to better health. Time has worn the teeth down, and they are darker than he would like and slightly crooked.

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His front teeth now represent the man. They truly reflect his business acumen, his intelligence and health.

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This older gentleman in his 80’s knew that he didn’t need to go around with teeth that looked like this. He made, what was for him, a simple decision to not make these teeth part of his smile, as he was still active in presenting himself to others at social occasions.

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These teeth now match his personality. I think that this smile makes him look smarter, younger, and healthier. The color of the teeth reflects his age and no one would ever suspect that these teeth have been cosmetically treated.

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This older gentleman in his 80’s knew that he didn’t need to go around with teeth that looked like this. He made, what was for him, a simple decision to not make these teeth part of his smile, as he was still active in presenting himself to others at social occasions.

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These teeth now match his personality. I think that this smile makes him look smarter, younger, and healthier. The color of the teeth reflects his age and no one would ever suspect that these teeth have been cosmetically treated.

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Our patient has had health problems, which included gum problems, which allowed the teeth to drift crooked. She has been doing everything to restore her health, and wants to restore her smile.

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With healthy gums and a beautiful smile our patients teeth now reflect her hard earned, overall improved good health.

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Our patient has had health problems, which included gum problems, which allowed the teeth to drift crooked. She has been doing everything to restore her health, and wants to restore her smile.

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With healthy gums and a beautiful smile our patients teeth now reflect her hard earned, overall improved good health.

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Our patient is unhappy with her teeth because because her smile looks narrow. She would like a broader smile. I call it a ‘Beauty Queen smile’. Her front teeth are different colors, and she would like them uniform in color and whiter. And of course we want them to look natural.

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Our patients smile is now everything she wants. If she gives us a big smile we could see that her smile has been widened and whitened. Her teeth look very natural and pretty.

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Our patient is unhappy with her teeth because because her smile looks narrow. She would like a broader smile. I call it a ‘Beauty Queen smile’. Her front teeth are different colors, and she would like them uniform in color and whiter. And of course we want them to look natural.

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Our patients smile is now everything she wants. If she gives us a big smile we could see that her smile has been widened and whitened. Her teeth look very natural and pretty.

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History; A broken mercury filling led to such decay that the pulp of the tooth died and “root canal therapy” was done. The patient presented for restoration with this temporary filling in the tooth placed by the root canal specialist after he had completed his work.

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The tooth was restored with a composite crown. Root canal teeth are dead teeth that have been carefully filled to the root tip in an attempt to stop them from causing infection in the bone. Over time, they become very brittle, and so must be strengthened by a crown, or will break and have to be pulled.

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History; A broken mercury filling led to such decay that the pulp of the tooth died and “root canal therapy” was done. The patient presented for restoration with this temporary filling in the tooth placed by the root canal specialist after he had completed his work.

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The tooth was restored with a composite crown. Root canal teeth are dead teeth that have been carefully filled to the root tip in an attempt to stop them from causing infection in the bone. Over time, they become very brittle, and so must be strengthened by a crown, or will break and have to be pulled.

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What we are looking at here in the back tooth is a very decayed tooth. The decay went through the dark enamel area and turned the once hard dentin tooth under it into a rotten leather texture. The undermined enamel broke away leaving the very decayed dentin visible.

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The back tooth is saved with an onlay, and a direct filing is placed in the upper right molar in front of it. Notice how the mercury had fractured the tooth, and all was repaired with the simple direct filling.

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What we are looking at here in the back tooth is a very decayed tooth. The decay went through the dark enamel area and turned the once hard dentin tooth under it into a rotten leather texture. The undermined enamel broke away leaving the very decayed dentin visible.

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The back tooth is saved with an onlay, and a direct filing is placed in the upper right molar in front of it. Notice how the mercury had fractured the tooth, and all was repaired with the simple direct filling.

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We have here mercury, gold, and porcelain baked a metal crown, and more mercury, a veritable museum of dental natural history.

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No more metal, and beautiful.

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We have here mercury, gold, and porcelain baked a metal crown, and more mercury, a veritable museum of dental natural history.

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No more metal, and beautiful.

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A large mercury filling broke away all of the tooth on the tongue side, and has put deep fractures in what enamel is left on the cheek side of this lower left 1st molar.

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The teeth are restored with beautiful porcelain composite. An onlay was used on the broken tooth preserving the enamel on the cheek side.

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A large mercury filling broke away all of the tooth on the tongue side, and has put deep fractures in what enamel is left on the cheek side of this lower left 1st molar.

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The teeth are restored with beautiful porcelain composite. An onlay was used on the broken tooth preserving the enamel on the cheek side.

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Notice how uneven wear on the front teeth can make teeth look crooked.

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A few minor adjustments to the contour of the teeth can make teeth look much straighter and better. The next thing to do is whiten the teeth and then, Wow! For more on whitening see our tooth whitening information page.

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Notice how uneven wear on the front teeth can make teeth look crooked.

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A few minor adjustments to the contour of the teeth can make teeth look much straighter and better. The next thing to do is whiten the teeth and then, Wow! For more on whitening see our tooth whitening information page.

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In the top photo there is a broken mercury in the biscupid, mercury under the gold crown, and mercury cracking the last molar. In the lower photo we see the teeth with the mercury removed. The dark areas are hard tooth, not decay, just stained by the metals. Click on the photo and notice the fracture line that runs clear across the bottom of the last molar.

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The teeth are restored with a direct filling in the last molar, a crown on the next and an inlay in the bicuspid.

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In the top photo there is a broken mercury in the biscupid, mercury under the gold crown, and mercury cracking the last molar. In the lower photo we see the teeth with the mercury removed. The dark areas are hard tooth, not decay, just stained by the metals. Click on the photo and notice the fracture line that runs clear across the bottom of the last molar.

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The teeth are restored with a direct filling in the last molar, a crown on the next and an inlay in the bicuspid.

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Here we have mercury, gold and porcelain.

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Now there is no more metal.

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Here we have mercury, gold and porcelain.

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Now there is no more metal.

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The exposed roots of these canine and front lateral incisors have led to root sensitivity and decay.

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Bonded composite porcelain restores these teeth beautifully.

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The exposed roots of these canine and front lateral incisors have led to root sensitivity and decay.

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Bonded composite porcelain restores these teeth beautifully.

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There are 2 problems here; the mercury fillings are breaking down and breaking the teeth, and the two dissimilar metals are causing corrosion.

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With the bonded composite technology the fractures are repaired and there is no more dissimilar metals.

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There are 2 problems here; the mercury fillings are breaking down and breaking the teeth, and the two dissimilar metals are causing corrosion.

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With the bonded composite technology the fractures are repaired and there is no more dissimilar metals.

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This lower left molar had a large decay, and part of the tooth has broken away. Cavities can go undetected like this until they completely undermine the tooth and it crumbles.

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the tooth was saved with a bonded composite onlay, and now it looks like it never had a cavity.

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This lower left molar had a large decay, and part of the tooth has broken away. Cavities can go undetected like this until they completely undermine the tooth and it crumbles.

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the tooth was saved with a bonded composite onlay, and now it looks like it never had a cavity.

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Here the mercury filling broke up, luckily it wasn’t the tooth breaking.

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the tooth is whole again, and beautiful.

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Here the mercury filling broke up, luckily it wasn’t the tooth breaking.

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the tooth is whole again, and beautiful.

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The patient wants the mercury out.

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It was very easy and painless for the patient to have all white teeth and no metal in her mouth.

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The patient wants the mercury out.

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It was very easy and painless for the patient to have all white teeth and no metal in her mouth.

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the teeth are darkening, which means the fillings are leaking and corroding, and they are fracturing.

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the teeth are restored (without resorting to crowns) with bonded fillings bonded directly in the teeth. This halts the fractures and makes the teeth strong.

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the teeth are darkening, which means the fillings are leaking and corroding, and they are fracturing.

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the teeth are restored (without resorting to crowns) with bonded fillings bonded directly in the teeth. This halts the fractures and makes the teeth strong.

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These are typical medium sized mercury fillings. Click on the photo to enlarge it and notice the fractures in the teeth from the mercury fillings.

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These teeth are successfully restored with simple bonded fillings, without resorting to crowns, and preserving the tooth’s enamel.

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These are typical medium sized mercury fillings. Click on the photo to enlarge it and notice the fractures in the teeth from the mercury fillings.

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These teeth are successfully restored with simple bonded fillings, without resorting to crowns, and preserving the tooth’s enamel.

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Notice the fractures and the dark deep staining from leaking etc.

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The teeth are restored metal-free, and can be used for chewing with confidence.

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Notice the fractures and the dark deep staining from leaking etc.

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The teeth are restored metal-free, and can be used for chewing with confidence.

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This is just a nice close-up of a small corroded mercury filling.

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And this is just a nice close-up of a nicely restored tooth.

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This is just a nice close-up of a small corroded mercury filling.

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And this is just a nice close-up of a nicely restored tooth.

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The teeth are beginning to fracture and the patient wants the mercury out!

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Beautifully mercury free. Click on the photo to enlarge, and note the small colored dots on the composite inlay. These are the markings that the newly restored tooth makes when it bites on the opposing tooth. This is from the marking paper we dentists use to make sure the bite is right.

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The teeth are beginning to fracture and the patient wants the mercury out!

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Beautifully mercury free. Click on the photo to enlarge, and note the small colored dots on the composite inlay. These are the markings that the newly restored tooth makes when it bites on the opposing tooth. This is from the marking paper we dentists use to make sure the bite is right.

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Look close and you will see in the middle tooth, the 1st molar, that the whole inside wall of enamel has been pushed out and broken off by the mercury filling. This is a very common sight to dentists and usually requires a crown to save the tooth. Luckily the tooth didn’t break down the middle or it would have been lost.

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The tooth was best restored with a crown because the other cusps of the tooth were too extensively fractured by the mercury filling to save.

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Look close and you will see in the middle tooth, the 1st molar, that the whole inside wall of enamel has been pushed out and broken off by the mercury filling. This is a very common sight to dentists and usually requires a crown to save the tooth. Luckily the tooth didn’t break down the middle or it would have been lost.

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The tooth was best restored with a crown because the other cusps of the tooth were too extensively fractured by the mercury filling to save.

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This is a view few people see but the dentist. The dangerous mercury above, and the teeth cleaned of the mercury below. The dark colors in the cleaned teeth are stain from previous decay and the fillings.

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This is a beautiful sight to this dentist; The teeth weren’t restored with crowns as is most often the custom, but with more conservative composite inlays, preserving the enamel of the teeth.

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This is a view few people see but the dentist. The dangerous mercury above, and the teeth cleaned of the mercury below. The dark colors in the cleaned teeth are stain from previous decay and the fillings.

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This is a beautiful sight to this dentist; The teeth weren’t restored with crowns as is most often the custom, but with more conservative composite inlays, preserving the enamel of the teeth.

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These are the upper teeth of the same person from the previous photos (of his lower teeth). To avoid more broken teeth and more crowns and possible tooth loss, the mercury was safely removed and,

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this just has to feel better. By the way, has anyone with mercury fillings ever accidently bitten a piece of aluminum foil and gotten the “zing” of the electric shock? You can’t get shocked with these teeth mercury-free teeth, the foil just feels like paper.

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These are the upper teeth of the same person from the previous photos (of his lower teeth). To avoid more broken teeth and more crowns and possible tooth loss, the mercury was safely removed and,

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this just has to feel better. By the way, has anyone with mercury fillings ever accidently bitten a piece of aluminum foil and gotten the “zing” of the electric shock? You can’t get shocked with these teeth mercury-free teeth, the foil just feels like paper.

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This is the lower dental arch with various metals, and the patient wants the metals out!

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Now the teeth are metal-free with composite crowns and inlays, and the patient is happy.

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This is the lower dental arch with various metals, and the patient wants the metals out!

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Now the teeth are metal-free with composite crowns and inlays, and the patient is happy.

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This is a nice close up of a broken mercury filling. Notice how the mercury had expanded and pushed out of the tooth, between the teeth, and decayed under the filling.

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We see here the teeth restored to new condition by just replacing the mercury fillings.

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This is a nice close up of a broken mercury filling. Notice how the mercury had expanded and pushed out of the tooth, between the teeth, and decayed under the filling.

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We see here the teeth restored to new condition by just replacing the mercury fillings.

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Upper photo, these teeth are threatened by the corroding expanding mercury fillings. Lower photo, after the mercury is removed we have a good view of decay through the enamel beween the teeth.

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The decay between the teeth was removed and the teeth were restored with bonded composite inlays. The teeth are restored to like new.

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Upper photo, these teeth are threatened by the corroding expanding mercury fillings. Lower photo, after the mercury is removed we have a good view of decay through the enamel beween the teeth.

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The decay between the teeth was removed and the teeth were restored with bonded composite inlays. The teeth are restored to like new.

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Here we have nice healthy lower teeth, with two teeth threatened by the old corroding and expanding mercury fillings.

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The teeth are restored strong with bonded composite porcelain.

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Here we have nice healthy lower teeth, with two teeth threatened by the old corroding and expanding mercury fillings.

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The teeth are restored strong with bonded composite porcelain.

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These two gold crowns have decayed under the crowns, and there is mercury filling under the crowns.

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The teeth are restored with bonded composite crowns – no metal

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These two gold crowns have decayed under the crowns, and there is mercury filling under the crowns.

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The teeth are restored with bonded composite crowns – no metal

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this is a very tarnished mercury filling. Notice the fracture at the back of the tooth.

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The tooth is restored. The small dark spots on the cusp tip are stains on healthy hard enamel. Stained enamel or dentin need not be removed if it is hard, strong.

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this is a very tarnished mercury filling. Notice the fracture at the back of the tooth.

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The tooth is restored. The small dark spots on the cusp tip are stains on healthy hard enamel. Stained enamel or dentin need not be removed if it is hard, strong.

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We see two mercury fillings and a little decay in the bicuspid (the grey shadow in the third tooth from the left is decay).

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All three teeth are now like new, restored with bonded composite porcelain.

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We see two mercury fillings and a little decay in the bicuspid (the grey shadow in the third tooth from the left is decay).

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All three teeth are now like new, restored with bonded composite porcelain.

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Four different colors of mercury fillings, a result of 4 different mixes, or formulations of mercury filling. A mercury filling is approximately 55% mercury, 35% silver, and the rest copper, zinc, etc. The different formulations can exhibit different electronegative potentials and corrode among themselves.

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The teeth are restored using No metal. Since bonded composite was used, they are all tooth colored. Notice the spaces between the teeth are closed.

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Four different colors of mercury fillings, a result of 4 different mixes, or formulations of mercury filling. A mercury filling is approximately 55% mercury, 35% silver, and the rest copper, zinc, etc. The different formulations can exhibit different electronegative potentials and corrode among themselves.

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The teeth are restored using No metal. Since bonded composite was used, they are all tooth colored. Notice the spaces between the teeth are closed.

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It is hard not to notice the deep stained fractures in this molar with mercury in it.

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Here the tooth is restored beautifully and strengthened with bonded composite. (The decay in the back tooth was repaired)

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It is hard not to notice the deep stained fractures in this molar with mercury in it.

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Here the tooth is restored beautifully and strengthened with bonded composite. (The decay in the back tooth was repaired)

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Gold is an excellent material to restore teeth with. Gold is cemented to the tooth and can be very long lasting. Here it has failed because the cement has washed out and the teeth have decayed under the gold.

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The decay is cleaned up and the teeth are restored to look like new with a bonded composite onlay and a composite crown.

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Gold is an excellent material to restore teeth with. Gold is cemented to the tooth and can be very long lasting. Here it has failed because the cement has washed out and the teeth have decayed under the gold.

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The decay is cleaned up and the teeth are restored to look like new with a bonded composite onlay and a composite crown.

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Here 3 teeth will get composite fillings, two because of mercury replacement, and the last molar, the wisdom tooth, because of the large decay in it.

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after treatment we see the mercury replaced and the decayed tooth restored.

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Here 3 teeth will get composite fillings, two because of mercury replacement, and the last molar, the wisdom tooth, because of the large decay in it.

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after treatment we see the mercury replaced and the decayed tooth restored.

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We see a lot of mercury in this upper left 1st molar . It is corroding and chipping, and if left to its course will fracture the tooth and it will be lost or crowned to save it.

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The tooth is restored with a bonded composite onlay. An onlay covers only the cusps of the teeth and is more conservative than a crown, which covers the whole tooth. An inlay fills the tooth but does not cover the cusps

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We see a lot of mercury in this upper left 1st molar . It is corroding and chipping, and if left to its course will fracture the tooth and it will be lost or crowned to save it.

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The tooth is restored with a bonded composite onlay. An onlay covers only the cusps of the teeth and is more conservative than a crown, which covers the whole tooth. An inlay fills the tooth but does not cover the cusps

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the enamel is fracturing around the mercury filling of the 1st molar, and leaking is causing the tooth to darken. Click on the photo to enlarge.

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An onlay was placed in the upper left 1 molar and direct fillings were placed in the 2nd molar.

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the enamel is fracturing around the mercury filling of the 1st molar, and leaking is causing the tooth to darken. Click on the photo to enlarge.

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An onlay was placed in the upper left 1 molar and direct fillings were placed in the 2nd molar.

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Mercury fillings in the molars, and decay in the cusp tip of the canine.

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Metal-free and decay-free.

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Mercury fillings in the molars, and decay in the cusp tip of the canine.

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Metal-free and decay-free.

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Ugly metal.

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beautiful composite

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Ugly metal.

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beautiful composite

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What we see here is two different mercury fillings in the same back tooth. They are leaking, and the tooth is decaying under the fillings. The tooth in front of it has a fractured porcelain crown, notice the piece missing between the teeth.

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Both teeth are restored with a bonded composite inlay in the back tooth and a composite crown on the lower left molar in front of it.

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What we see here is two different mercury fillings in the same back tooth. They are leaking, and the tooth is decaying under the fillings. The tooth in front of it has a fractured porcelain crown, notice the piece missing between the teeth.

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Both teeth are restored with a bonded composite inlay in the back tooth and a composite crown on the lower left molar in front of it.

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Here we see an all metal crown on a molar, a virgin bicuspid tooth, and a metal crown with porcelain baked on the outer surface that is most visible.

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The metal crowns are replaced with bonded composite crowns. Note that the opportunity was taken to close the gap between the two teeth.

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Here we see an all metal crown on a molar, a virgin bicuspid tooth, and a metal crown with porcelain baked on the outer surface that is most visible.

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The metal crowns are replaced with bonded composite crowns. Note that the opportunity was taken to close the gap between the two teeth.

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Here we see the dark, corroded, mercury fillings that extend down between the teeth.

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So, here the teeth are restored with bonded porcelain composite inlays. Since the inlays are manufactured on dies, which means that each tooth model can be held in the technicians hand, the restorations between the teeth can be contoured perfectly, achieving a normal contact between the teeth and an excellent smooth fit where the inlay meets the tooth.

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Here we see the dark, corroded, mercury fillings that extend down between the teeth.

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So, here the teeth are restored with bonded porcelain composite inlays. Since the inlays are manufactured on dies, which means that each tooth model can be held in the technicians hand, the restorations between the teeth can be contoured perfectly, achieving a normal contact between the teeth and an excellent smooth fit where the inlay meets the tooth.

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These mercury fillings are in relatively good condition. They are not too corroded. Yet you can already see fracture lines in the front and back of the back tooth.

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These two back upper left molars were restored with direct fillings. That is, the fillings were bonded directly into the teeth versus making them on a die in the laboratory, as inlays, onlays, and crowns are made. Fillings placed directly in the teeth are less expensive than lab fabricated restorations by a third.

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These mercury fillings are in relatively good condition. They are not too corroded. Yet you can already see fracture lines in the front and back of the back tooth.

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These two back upper left molars were restored with direct fillings. That is, the fillings were bonded directly into the teeth versus making them on a die in the laboratory, as inlays, onlays, and crowns are made. Fillings placed directly in the teeth are less expensive than lab fabricated restorations by a third.

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This is a close photo of an aging mercury filling. Notice, it has begun fracturing the tooth.

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Restored with bonded composite porcelain placed directly in the tooth and cured, this tooth is now strong, and the fractures caused by the corroding mercury are sealed.

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This is a close photo of an aging mercury filling. Notice, it has begun fracturing the tooth.

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Restored with bonded composite porcelain placed directly in the tooth and cured, this tooth is now strong, and the fractures caused by the corroding mercury are sealed.

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Mother nature sometimes puts little pits in the back of front teeth. Here, mercury was used to fill them. Even little mercury fillings like these will crack the teeth.

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Happily, composite filings are so invisible that the restored teeth look like new.

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Mother nature sometimes puts little pits in the back of front teeth. Here, mercury was used to fill them. Even little mercury fillings like these will crack the teeth.

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Happily, composite filings are so invisible that the restored teeth look like new.

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In this upper dental arch, note the mercury fillings that extend down between the teeth These are usually best restored with an ‘inlay’ that is made in a lab. The reason is that it is difficult to make an excellent quality restoration, in the mouth, between the teeth. In the lab it can be make perfectly on a die of the tooth and then carried to the mouth and bonded in.

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Inlays, fillings, and a crown have restored this mouth to healthy, strong, and beautiful. (The discolored front tooth is a ‘porcelain to metal crown’).

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In this upper dental arch, note the mercury fillings that extend down between the teeth These are usually best restored with an ‘inlay’ that is made in a lab. The reason is that it is difficult to make an excellent quality restoration, in the mouth, between the teeth. In the lab it can be make perfectly on a die of the tooth and then carried to the mouth and bonded in.

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Inlays, fillings, and a crown have restored this mouth to healthy, strong, and beautiful. (The discolored front tooth is a ‘porcelain to metal crown’).

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The front teeth we see here are old porcelain crowns. The natural teeth have been whitened but the crowns don’t whiten and have been left looking yellow. The patient is very unhappy with her smile. The teeth look short, and stubby and roundish, slightly crooked and uneven.

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Here we have our patient happy with ‘all porcelain’ (no metal under these crowns) upper front crowns, created by a true master porcelain artist. Her gums are healthy around the crowns because there is no metal to irritate. Her teeth are lovely and white to compliment her natural beauty.

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The front teeth we see here are old porcelain crowns. The natural teeth have been whitened but the crowns don’t whiten and have been left looking yellow. The patient is very unhappy with her smile. The teeth look short, and stubby and roundish, slightly crooked and uneven.

Before & After Photos

Here we have our patient happy with ‘all porcelain’ (no metal under these crowns) upper front crowns, created by a true master porcelain artist. Her gums are healthy around the crowns because there is no metal to irritate. Her teeth are lovely and white to compliment her natural beauty.

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This next to the last tooth is a metal crown with porcelain baked to it. Decay at the gum line required it to be replaced. There was old mercury filling under the crown.

Before & After Photos

The decay and the mercury were removed and the tooth was restored with a composite porcelain crown that was bonded to the tooth. Now there here is no metal in the tooth. It is like new!

Before & After Photos

This next to the last tooth is a metal crown with porcelain baked to it. Decay at the gum line required it to be replaced. There was old mercury filling under the crown.

Before & After Photos

The decay and the mercury were removed and the tooth was restored with a composite porcelain crown that was bonded to the tooth. Now there here is no metal in the tooth. It is like new!

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Here the gold restorations on the lower left back molars have failed because the cement that secured them to the teeth washed out and the teeth are decayed up under the gold. There were also old mercury fillings under the gold crowns.

Before & After Photos

After removing the gold and mercury and cleaning the decay away, the teeth are restored with non-metal composite crowns, Note the tooth-like translucency of the crowns; the color of the tooth, stained darker by previous decay or metals, can be seen through the crown.

Before & After Photos

Here the gold restorations on the lower left back molars have failed because the cement that secured them to the teeth washed out and the teeth are decayed up under the gold. There were also old mercury fillings under the gold crowns.

Before & After Photos

After removing the gold and mercury and cleaning the decay away, the teeth are restored with non-metal composite crowns, Note the tooth-like translucency of the crowns; the color of the tooth, stained darker by previous decay or metals, can be seen through the crown.

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If coming from the North Coastal Area:

Take 5 South and exit at Leucadia Blvd. At the end of the off ramp turn left (heading east).
Go to El Camino Real and Turn right. Go thru 2 lights to Via Montoro and make a U-turn at the light and make an immediate right into our parking lot.

If coming from the South Coastal Area:

Take 5 north and exit at Encinitas Blvd. At the end of the off ramp turn right (heading east) and travel to El Camino Real and turn left.
Go thru 3 lights to Via Montoro and turn right into our parking lot after the light.

If coming from Inland:

Take I-15 to 78 and go west. Exit at Rancho Santa Fe Road, turn left from off ramp and go west.
One mile before reaching El Camino Real, RSF road changes to Leucadia Blvd.
Turn left on El Camino Real, Go thru 2 lights to Via Montoro and make a U-turn at the light and make and immediate right into our parking lot.