Tag: veneer

When need is greater than fear: Dr Nik

When need is greater than fear: Dr Nik

‘I’m so scared of dentist’ I think this is one of the most common phrase that we, dentists hear from our patients…young and old alike. They will try to avoid coming to a dentist until their need is greater than their fear. It might be…

Goodbye Old Fillings – Dr. Adyan

Goodbye Old Fillings – Dr. Adyan

I’ve seen so many cases where patients come with old fillings that have stained and are discoloured, and in most of the cases they have another caries underneath them. Composite fillings can get stained over time due to chipping of the edges of composites, and…

Teeth With Black Spots – Dr. Adyan

Teeth With Black Spots – Dr. Adyan

I had the chance to meet a patient who was a cheerful chap, but tried to cover his mouth when he laughs.

When he sat on the dental chair, I asked him to smile and I could immediately guess what was his concern.

This was how his smile looked like:

He had multiple fillings that were done years ago but are failing and having another caries underneath them, there are some teeth with new caries, and generally there’re a lot of staining on his teeth!

He wished to get rid of the caries and the old fillings which he referred to as the ‘black spots’ on his teeth.

I wasn’t surprised when I found out how deep the caries were when I was cleaning out the caries . A little bit later and his teeth would have needed a root canal treatment!

Good thing he came just before the worst happened!

It took slightly more than an hour to remove the old caries and redo the fillings, but he was such a sport! Relaxed and cheerful even when going through the procedures.

The caries were too extensive and needed a composite veneer to restore the tooth. And finally, here’s how his smile looked like now:

Dashing, clean smile, right?

You wouldn’t even know that his teeth were covered in caries before!

“Now I feel so much more confident!” He said while checking out his new smile in the mirror.

Apart from restoring health to the teeth, we were able to restore his smile. He’s coming back to fix his back teeth soon, but in the meantime, I bet he’s out there somewhere flashing his beautiful smile confidently!

If you’ve got problems like this, please don’t be afraid to come and see us before it’s too late.

You can contact me at adyan@story.drfauziah.com if you’d like to ask anything regarding this post.

See you soon!

Lots of love,

Dr. Adyan

The Not-so-pretty Fluorosis – Dr. Adyan

The Not-so-pretty Fluorosis – Dr. Adyan

I’m sure a lot of people have seen something like this: A white-brownish spot on the surface of the tooth that was there since the day the tooth erupted into place, and no matter what you do, it just doesn’t go away. And it doesn’t…

Closing the Gaps – Dr. Shanaz

Closing the Gaps – Dr. Shanaz

Vina came with just one chief complaint.. “Close my gaps, doctor!” I took one look at the her teeth and the first thought I had was that she such beautiful white teeth! Yes the gaps were obvious, but easily closed with some composite veneers. Though…