Reflecting on This Maxillary Reconstruction

When this patient first presented to me, she just turned sixteen.   The mom says she has been having bondings on her teeth to mask the yellow discoloration resulting from a genetic condition that led to an abnormal development of the dentinal structure.  She understands that many of her teeth will need crowns and at the […]

How I go from here to there…

This is just a case I want to document to share with my colleagues of the clinical steps I actually took to complete this case.  I ended up doing eight porcelain crowns on the six maxillary anterior teeth and two mandibular canines and four composite bondings of the lower anterior teeth.  My thought process was […]

Form follows function?  Do I really know what it means?

Form follows function?  Do I really know what it means? Apparently not!  I hear this phrase all the time when I was in graduate school.  But I really didn’t appreciate its meaning until  I see enough of my own anterior restorations failing and breaking.  It is really about understanding what is anterior guidance for that […]

Things I Look for before Doing My Anterior Crowns and Veneers

Often when I participate in dental related events, whether it is participating in a study club, getting together with my dental colleagues, or teaching at the dental school, people I interact with know that I am a prosthodontist and they will come ask me about their cases.  Often, they come ask me with similar cases:  […]