Team photograph of Dr Axelrad & staff

Before/After

before

1) Severely broken down and stained fillings
on upper front teeth.

after

2) Through the use of white filling material (composite resin), we were able to restore the patients teeth and give them a smile that they can be proud of.

This patient was missing two teeth in the lower right jaw area of her mouth.

The two silver circular areas resting on the gingiva (gums) are called ‘Healing Caps.’ Underneath them are the actual dental implants. They were placed in the jaw bone approximately six months ago and left to rest there in a dormant state. The implants are made of titanium and this material forms an irreversible bond with the bone. They replace the actual roots of the teeth.

1. The two silver circular areas resting on the gingiva (gums) are called ‘Healing Caps.’ Underneath them are the actual dental implants. They were placed in the jaw bone approximately six months ago and left to rest there in a dormant state. The implants are made of titanium and this material forms an irreversible bond with the bone. They replace the actual roots of the teeth.

This is an image that I felt needed to be included because it gives some recognition to the dental laboratory. The triangular pewter looking objects will attach to the implants and support the future crown.

2. This is an image that I felt needed to be included because it gives some recognition to the dental laboratory. The triangular pewter looking objects will attach to the implants and support the future crown.
Note: When a crown, denture or bridge is fabricated, it is the lab that actually makes the final product that is inserted into the patient’s mouth……It’s not just the dentist, but rather the lab and the dentist who work together as a team to make the whole process work.

The triangular pewter looking objects are called Abutments.

3. The triangular pewter looking objects are called Abutments. They are transferred over and screwed onto the implants (in the patient’s mouth) underneath the healing caps.

The crowns, also fabricated by the dental lab, are then cemented on the abutments. This is known as a team approach.

4. The crowns, also fabricated by the dental lab, are then cemented on the abutments.
This is known as a team approach.

1.) A large filling fell out of a patient’s front tooth. Ideally, it should receive a crown, because it is such a large filling. However, the tooth is too compromised (weakened) to consider placing one.

2.)We built up the tooth with filling material and advised the patient to consider this as a ‘temporary fix’ The ideal treatment is to remove the tooth and place a dental implant.

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1) Darkened/yellow teeth due to both having had root canal treatments.

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2) Teeth ‘prepared’ before receiving crowns.

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3) Final crowns are cemented on teeth.

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1) Titanium implants have been placed into the jaw bone
where the patient was missing three of their teeth. They are
left undisturbed for six months.
In this time they form an irreversible bond with the bone. The implant acts to replace the the root of the tooth.

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2) It has been six months and now that the implants are
nicely settled into the bone, it is time to build up the teeth. We build onto the implant (root portion) by adding these metallic portions called ‘Abutments.’ These structures will hold onto the actual crowns.

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3) Now the crowns have been cemented onto the implant abutments……the patient’s aesthetics and function has been restored !

1) Abrasion Lesion with decay.

2) New white filling after removal of decay.

1) Old silver fillings in poor condition.

2) New white fillings after removal of silver fillings.

1) Decay under an old filling.

2) New filling, after decay removed.

1) Old broken down silver filling.

2) Old filling removed…..dark area is decay that is present under the old filling.

3) New white filling.

1) Fractured silver filling

2) Entire filling removed.

3) New white filling………This tooth is now ready for the crown!

after

4) The tooth has been ‘prepared’ to receive a crown.

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5) The final crown is cemented on the ‘prepared’ tooth.

1) Decay on an area of hyper calcified
enamel (molar tooth).

2) The area has been opened up to show the vast amount of decay that was present.

1) Gap present between front teeth.

2) No gap present any more after placement of a porcelain veneer.

1) Abrasion/Notched lesions : This image shows the front sides of the teeth (sides adjacent to the cheek), that show excessive wear.

2) Abrasion lesions – restored with white filling material.

1) A fractured tooth.

2) Bonding with filling material to fix a fractured tooth.

1) Before bleaching.

2) After bleaching.