All the following Smile Makeovers are actual patients of Dr. Zachary Meiners and Dr. Donald Meiners and are posted here with their written consent.
This patient had extremely stained teeth and acid wear on the inside which resulted in “thin” teeth. Aesthetic all-porcelain crowns were placed on her front four teeth to strengthen and whiten them.
This patient lost her right canine tooth and had multiple mis-colored front teeth. A bridge was placed spanning seven teeth to replace the missing tooth and give her a bright, white smile.
This patient’s teeth were worn down over time due to natural wear. Porcelain crowns and veneers were placed over the front eight teeth to restore a youthful appearance.
This patient is missing their two lateral incisors. After braces and teeth whitening, she was ready for a new smile. After a minimally invasive procedure exclusive to Meiners Dentistry, her new teeth have been bonded to her smile.
This patient wore down their teeth with a nighttime tooth grinding habit. Porcelain veneers were able to restore the worn tooth structure, and now she wears a night guard to protect her teeth from further wear.
This patient had veneers placed long ago. The science and art of porcelain tooth restorations has advanced significantly, and replacing the older veneers with new ones made an outstanding difference!
The tooth on the left had the entire front half break off leaving the silver filling in tact. The photograph on the right is the tooth after it was repaired. Crowns are a two-step process. In the first appointment, a temporary crown is placed while the final crown is being fabricated. Dental crowns are made at a dental laboratory by skilled technicians to make the restoration customized to your mouth. The second appointment involves bonding the final crown to your tooth.
Teeth with large fillings are more likely to break. Dental Crowns can strengthen those teeth.
The teeth on the right were very weak and close to breaking; we restored the teeth before the break occurred. Doing crowns before teeth break may violate the old rule of: “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it”. But when it comes to body parts like your teeth, it is always really nice to address an impending disaster before it causes pain or a ruined night out at a restaurant.
Unfortunate accidents happen, and in the case shown below, this person was in a car accident and lost 6 front teeth. They had a dental bridge placed many years ago, but over time it wore out and began to break down. She was very adament about wanting non-removeable teeth in her mouth so that she would have confidence chewing, so with a combination of dental implants and dental bridge technology, a bridge spanning over 10 teeth was made to restore her smile.
The above patient had the overlapping teeth and gaps fixed using Dental Bonding.
This patient also had the gaps in their teeth repaired through Dental Bonding. Prior to that, teeth whitening was done, another service provided at Meiners Dentistry.
The above patient had her small lateral incisors repaired with Dental Bonding.
This patient, in their early twenties, enjoyed sucking lemons and exhibited a level wear rarely seen in someone under the age of 55. Dental Bonding has given her a second chance.