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 born with no lateral incisors (the second teeth from the middle), which made his larger teeth fall forward, giving a less balanced look to his smile. After a round of orthodontics to close gaps, we placed veneers over the canine teeth, giving them the look of incisor teeth and the bicuspids the look of canines. Once we finished with the veneers, we whitened his teeth for an overall brighter look. You can see in the after photos that there is a more even, "normal" appearance to his smile now!
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 fell and chipped her front tooth. Because the fracture was so small and the overall health of the rest of the tooth, we were able to fix it with simple dental bonding and without the use of shots! First, we matched the color of her tooth to the composite resin material. Then we applied it to the chipped area, shaped it to match, polished it, and 1 hour later, she was back to work! She was a very happy patient and we are happy with the results.
This patient had an old discolored filling that we removed, showing stains and discoloration on his natural tooth. We used composite resin bonding, in several layers with multiple colors, to block out the stains and create a more attractive appearance. The result was fast and affordable. Down the road, this patient could elect to have his other front tooth corrected to match!
Have you ever worried that the hammer would come back at you? This patient shows what can happen with an unfortunately aimed accident. Luckily, dental bonding is a cost effective solution that results in a once again beautiful, natural looking tooth.
Did you know that a common genetic trait in people of Northern European descent is lateral incisors that are too small? These "peg laterals" can be corrected with composite resin in a single dental appointment. You can see the difference this durable, esthetic transformation made for this patient!
This patient chipped both of her front teeth in a boating accident. Dr. Cantwell used composite resin to layer on multiple layers of colors to create a natural, seamless repair that should last for years. Such a simple, affordable fix to give this patient her smile back!
This patient always dreamed of having bright teeth with no spaces. By placing conservative veneers, we helped him to have the dazzling smile he always wanted. What a difference!
This patient was unhappy with the ground-down edges of their their teeth due to years of grinding. We started the treatment by cleaning the teeth and then applying a natural looking composite resin along the edges, creating a repair that adds to the tooth structure without having to cut the tooth down any further. You can see what a difference it made!
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!