Day: November 13, 2017

Vertical Dimension Case Study 99463

In many cases the collapse of the bite is the root cause of a cosmetic problem. In this case the length of the teeth were increased and the lower jaw relation to the upper jaw was also altered to achieve the desired effect.  Pre Treatment Post Treatment The post-treatment photographs were taken seven years after […]

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Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

This Case Study shows the Cephalometric evaluation of facial changes due to TMJ joint degeneration over a 12 year period. The first tracing was done shortly after the first signs of a possible TMJ condition. Over the next 12 years the client returned for diagnosis, but did not undergo treatment. The measured amount of condylar […]

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Reconstruction Case Study 99461

In this case the vertical dimension was increased by approximately three millimeters and the mandible was advanced physiologically. Pre Treatment Post Treatment These images represent the condition 11 years after the reconstruction.

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Periodontal Disease Case Study 99469

Periodontal disease culminates in the loss of teeth. Looking at the panoramic radiograph above, it’s clear that a number of teeth are hopeless and many more are questionable. This person is at the point where some serious decisions need to be made. One solution is simply to remove all remaining teeth and place a full […]

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Partial Reconstruction Case Study 99466

Correction of anterior teeth in crossbite and anterior re-positioning. Crowns were placed primarily for cosmetic reasons. On the upper left the patient was concerned about the exposed metal margins on the premolars, and the lateral incisor in cross bite. She was also concerned with the discoloration due to the silver filling on the upper right […]

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Oral Rehabilitation Case Study 2540

Pre Treatment Appliance and Provisional Records A closed frontal photograph of the provisionals prior to cementation The provisionals are used as a second-order approximation of the jaw position. Generally provisionals are worn for two to six months to confirm a stable treatment position. They are used as the basis for the jaw to jaw relationship […]

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Maxillary Case Study 99459

A Maxillary Restoration. The upper teeth were restored, with follow up photographs taken eighteen months after completion of the work. Pre Treatment Post Treatment The upper teeth were restored to allow for an increase in vertical dimension. Approximately 5mm were added to the posterior dimension, as can be seen in the difference between the space at the […]

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Implants Case Study 3116

This case involved the extraction of two retained deciduous (baby) teeth plus Orthodontics to close the space between the two centrals and to move the roots of those teeth to allow placement of two implants. The four front teeth were then restored with full porcelain crowns. Original Panoramic Radiograph The above radiograph shows the retained […]

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Implants Case Study 1648

Five implants were placed in the lower arch to re-establish a functional bite This panoramic posterior radiograph shows the two implants on the patient’s lower left  (bottom right of the image) which have been completed with final restorations. The unfinished cores of the three implants on the the patient’s right  can be seen on the […]

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Implants Case Study 1169

Original Panoramic Radiograph The above image was taken 15 years after the original reconstruction and prior to the placement of implants. Final Panoramic Radiograph Final panoramic showing lower posterior implants and upper anterior implants. Photographs Closed left side showing implants in the posterior replacing lower partial denture. Closed right photograph showing three lower implants replacing […]

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Full Restoration Case Study 99465

Pre Treatment The original teeth were stained through the use of Tetracycline in the early developmental stage of tooth formation. The posterior teeth did not meet due to long term TMJ appliance wear. The tissue appears to be suffering from lack of proper home care. Post Treatment These images were taken eighteen months after treatment […]

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Full Mouth Cosmetics Case Study 99467

Pre Treatment Post Treatment These images were taken thirteen years after completion of treatment.

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Fluorsis Case Study 99460

Pre Treatment Post Treatment These images were taken six years after the case was completed. The entire reconstructive process took less than three months and involved appointments from preparation to cementation.

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Airway Obstruction

CAT scans are used to analyze airway constriction in relation to head position. Anything that has the effect of limiting the airway will cause the head position to change to give the patient the most advantageous airway flow. CAT scans of this type allow for a volumetric analysis of the airway and document changes in […]

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Oral Rehabilitation Case Study

Pre Treatment This is a closed frontal photograph of the provisionals prior to cementation. The provisionals are used as a second-order approximation of the jaw position. Generally provisionals are worn for two to six months to confirm a stable treatment position. They are used as the basis for the jaw to jaw relationship of the […]

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