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Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry: Before & After



Before & After: Veneers


Before
This patient fractured her front tooth. If you look carefully, you can see where tooth-colored composite material had been added to the edge of the adjacent front tooth for length.
Patient with a fractured tooth - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA
After
Porcelain veneers were placed to restore the strength, form and aesthetics of the two front teeth.
Patient after fractured tooth had been repaired - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA


Before
The front bottom teeth had composite restorations at the gumline and incisal edges, which were prone to fracture.
Patient with fractured teeth - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA
After
If you hadn't seen the before picture, bet you couldn't have picked the teeth with veneers! (There are two).
Patient after teeth had been repaired by D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA


Before
Seeking a brighter smile, this patient tried teeth whitening, but her teeth were too sensitive. The existing composites were beginning to leak.
Patient before teeth whitening - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA
After
Porcelain veneers addressed the uneven color of her front teeth and brightened her smile.
Patient after porcelain veneers - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA


Before
Patient before veneers - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA
After
Patient after veneers - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA


Before & After: Anterior Porcelain Crowns

Before
This patient did not like the color of the existing four front crowns.
Patient before porcelain crowns - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA
After
After teeth whitening, four new crowns were designed resulting in a more youthful appearance.
Patient after porcelain crowns - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA


Before
Worn edges, old and yellowed composite fillings, and an uneven smile plane prompted this patient to seek treatment.
Patient with yellow teeth before porcelain crowns - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA
After
Anterior porcelain crowns were the answer! She reports smiling for the first time in years for photos!
Patient with whiter teeth after getting porcelain crowns - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA


Before
This patient presented with severely worn teeth, a poorly matching front crown and front teeth that are uneven in length.
Patient with severely worn teeth - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA
Phase One
Surgical crown lengthening was performed to expose more of the tooth crown.
Patient after phase 1 (surgical crown lengthening) - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA


After
In addition to teeth whitening, a combination of porcelain crowns and composite restorations were used to restore the shape, form and aesthetics of his smile.
Patient after teeth whitening, porcelain crowns and composite restoration - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA
Patient after teeth whitening, porcelain crowns and composite restoration - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA


Before
This 67 year old woman was dissatisfied with appearance of her front teeth due to severe wear.
Patient with severely worn front teeth - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA
After
Restoring her front teeth with porcelain crowns gave her a more youthful smile.
Patient with restored front teeth after porcelain crowns - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA


Before
This gentleman did not like the length of his front teeth or the snaggle-tooth appearance. He did not wish to whiten his teeth.
Patient unsatisfied with length of front teeth and 'snaggle-tooth' appearance before porcelain crowns - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA
After
Restoring his teeth with porcelain crowns created a more pleasing smile. The porcelain color was matched to his existing dentition.
Patient after color matched dental crowns - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA]


Before
This gentleman disliked the gap between his front teeth. His occlusion (bite) was in good health and he did not desire orthodontics.
Patient unsatisfied with large gap in front teeth - D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA
After
Using porcelain crowns, the gap is closed and length added to his teeth to create a more pleasing smile.
Patient after gap in front teeth were closed by D. Ian Bell, DDS in Bellevue, WA





Before & After: Posterior Porcelain Crowns


Before
Several teeth with old, large, broken down fillings and weak existing tooth structure.
After
The teeth are restored with porcelain crowns, restoring their natural shape, strength, and function.


Before
Very large, deteriorating amalgam restorations and severely broken down tooth.
After
Strength, form and function restored with the use of full coverage porcelain crowns.


Before
Large amalgam restorations.
After
Porcelain crowns are used to improve strength, form and aesthetics of the teeth.


Before
Several unhealthy conditions exist: poorly contoured composite filling and crown, leaking amalgam undermined with decay, a tooth with a missing cap.
After
Porcelain crowns restore the form, strength and aesthetics of the teeth.



Before & After: Dental Bridges


Before
This patient lost a tooth due to an infection. Note an old, existing crown on the molar and a failing silver colored filling on the bicuspid, making this patient a good candidate for a bridge.
After
The porcelain bridge covers the old, existing crown and amalgam filling and fills in the gap, restoring the strength and function of the bite.


Before
The tooth adjacent to the space has a large, leaking silver filling and on the other side the natural tooth is rotated.
After
Placing a porcelain bridge restores the shape, strength and function of the bite.



Before & After: Inlays & Onlays


Before
This patient was dissatisfied with the aesthetics of the silver fillings in his mouth. He did not like the grayish tint that was evident through the enamel.
After
The inlays restore the natural looking appearance of the teeth.


Before
This old silver filling has leaking margins and is undermined with decay. Note the decay on the front side of the tooth.
After
A porcelain onlay restores the strength and function of the tooth.



Before & After: Composite Bonding & Fillings


Before
This patient was unhappy with the shape of her front teeth from chipping and wear.
After
The form and aesthetics of her two front teeth were restored with tooth colored composite material in a single dental visit.


Before
This patient bumped his mouth and chipped his front tooth.
After
The tooth was restored using tooth colored composite in just one visit.


Before
The notched area of tooth structure at the gum line is called abfraction and is the result of teeth grinding or clenching. These areas are further compromised by incorrect tooth brushing technique, diet and even acid reflux. These areas can be sensitive to cold temperatures.
After
The notched area is restored with tooth colored composite material in just one dental visit.



Before & After: Complete Arch Reconstruction


Before
This 73 year old woman was dissatisfied with the appearance of her teeth. She had several large, discolored and failing composite fillings resulting in an unattractive smile.
After
Replacing the old restorations with porcelain crowns restored her smile and confidence!


Before
This photo was taken after surgical crown lengthening to expose more of the teeth.
After
A stunning aesthetic result using porcelain crowns.


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After
D. Ian Bell, D.D.S.
Advanced Aesthetic, Restorative & Family Dentistry
Bellevue-Redmond Professional Center

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Bellevue, WA 98008-2348
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