Many of us dream of a perfectly healthy and beautiful smile that attracts others and helps us feel good about our appearance. But there are so many dental procedures available today that it can be hard to picture how one or the other might benefit you.
Over the years, Dr. Cantwell has helped hundreds of his patients in Boise achieve the smile of their dreams. If you would like to get an idea of the changes that are possible for you, please take a moment to browse the before and after images of smile transformations we've created for our actual patients. All work was performed and photographed by Dr. Cantwell.
This patient was experiencing several problems and needed a few procedures to achieve the smile she wanted. Years of drinking teeth-staining liquids like coffee, tea, and wine had left her teeth discolored, while crowding had left her teeth chipped and worn. We started with Invisalign to give more space to over overcrowded smile. Then, we added a few no-metal crowns and veneers to give a more even, youthful appearance to her front teeth. Finally, we whitened the rest of her smile to match. The final result, as you can see, is a smile that really pops!
This patient was a regular night-time teeth grinder, which left her with short, square teeth. By the time we started her treatment, she had already lost 20% of the length of her teeth. We started by adding some eMax crowns to her teeth to elongate the short teeth. Then we used our laser to recontour her gum line so that there wasn't as much variation. Now, this patient uses a night guard to prevent future wear and tear of her new smile!
This patient had stained teeth from taking tetracycline as a child. He was also unhappy with the worn appearance and shape of his teeth, so we couldn't just whiten them. We started by applying crowns to cover his natural teeth, hiding the deep stains and restoring the beautiful shape of the upper and lower teeth. Over the next year, the patient will focus on whitening the back teeth, giving a complete smile makeover.
This patient hated the stains on her front teeth. In addition to the stains, she also had fractures behind her teeth and a crack down the front of one of her front teeth. We decided it was time for restorations to give her a brighter, more attractive smile. By placing same-day crowns with our CEREC machine, we were able to help her achieve a beautiful smile!
A fear of the dentist created neglect that built-up over many years causing pain and embarrassment for this patient. We knew that we had to do some extensive work to help him correct his smile, so we used sedation dentistry to make him more comfortable and confident during his treatment. Then, we placed CEREC same-day crowns on to his teeth to give the final result. What a change!
This patient was unhappy with their large, old silver fillings. We also found decay on the tooth once we removed the filling, so we had to start by removing all of the decay before we could move on. Then we were able to create a strong, natural looking insert to the tooth in a single visit. The result is a beautiful, long-lasting onlay restoration that will last for years.
Aggressive wear made this patient hate the appearance of her teeth. We worked together to find a treatment plan that would give her a natural-looking, beautiful smile. After she completed a course of Invisalign, we whitened her teeth and combined that with 6 veneers and 12 crowns. The after photo speaks for itself!