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Safe Amalgam Removal - Case 2 This is as large an amalgam replacement as can be done reliably with a direct filling technique, ie one where filling is placed directly into the open tooth cavity. BEFORE: Note how the amalgam is coming away at the edges. It is possible to see a gap opening up between the filling and the tooth. This is the most common way in which old mercury based fillings breakdown and fail. This gap allows new decay to start below the existing filling without the patient…

Safe Amalgam Removal - Case 2 This is as large an amalgam replacement as can be done reliably with a direct filling technique, ie one where filling is placed directly into the open tooth cavity. BEFORE: Note how the amalgam is coming away at the edges. It is possible to see a gap opening up between the filling and the tooth. This is the most common way in which old mercury based fillings breakdown and fail. This gap allows new decay to start below the existing filling without the patient…

Safe Amalgam Removal - Case 4 Amalgam fillings, if small can be reliably replaced with tooth coloured fillings applied directly into the tooth cavity. Rubber dam, a rubber mask, should always be worn over the teeth to prevent the patient ingesting the waste mercury filling material and to ensure that a good bond is made between the tooth and the new tooth coloured (composite) filling. BEFORE: Note the dark grey-black colour of the mercury based filling  AFTER: Tooth coloured fillings are…

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Dental Crowns - Case 6 BEFORE: Sometimes what is requested of us is to make no changes at all. This lady had previously had a full mouth reconstruction however one of the teeth had suffered repeated infection and required removal. She presented asking me to remove the tooth and to replace it with one that looked identical. AFTER: In order to replace the tooth we needed to replace crowns on the adjacent teeth, so in total three teeth were involved in this treatment. Our dental technician who…

Dental Crowns - Case 6 BEFORE: Sometimes what is requested of us is to make no changes at all. This lady had previously had a full mouth reconstruction however one of the teeth had suffered repeated infection and required removal. She presented asking me to remove the tooth and to replace it with one that looked identical. AFTER: In order to replace the tooth we needed to replace crowns on the adjacent teeth, so in total three teeth were involved in this treatment. Our dental technician who…

Dental Crowns - Case 5 This gentleman had not been to the dentist for over ten years. He was embarrased by the appearance of his front teeth and asked me what could be done to improve the look of them. BEFORE: You will see the black line around the edge of the discoloured fillings. This indicates that the fillings are failing and that decay is starting. AFTER: In order to restore such heavily filled and decayed teeth it was necessary to place crowns on the two front teeth. The smaller…

Dental Crowns - Case 5 This gentleman had not been to the dentist for over ten years. He was embarrased by the appearance of his front teeth and asked me what could be done to improve the look of them. BEFORE: You will see the black line around the edge of the discoloured fillings. This indicates that the fillings are failing and that decay is starting. AFTER: In order to restore such heavily filled and decayed teeth it was necessary to place crowns on the two front teeth. The smaller…

Dental Crowns - Case 3 This lady was concerned by the appearance of the old crowns on her front four teeth. Previous dentists had placed filling material along the gum line where the crowns did not fit and one of the crowns was cracked. She chose to have the crowns replaced as well as having all her back teeth amalgam fillings replaced BEFORE: Note the different appearance of the colour at the gumline where filling material has been bonded. Also note the crack on the right side lateral…

Dental Crowns - Case 3 This lady was concerned by the appearance of the old crowns on her front four teeth. Previous dentists had placed filling material along the gum line where the crowns did not fit and one of the crowns was cracked. She chose to have the crowns replaced as well as having all her back teeth amalgam fillings replaced BEFORE: Note the different appearance of the colour at the gumline where filling material has been bonded. Also note the crack on the right side lateral…

Dental Crowns - Case 2 This lady requested removal of her amalgam (mercury) fillings. One tooth was heavily filled and the tooth was cracked. Tooth coloured fillings and a crown were required to correctly restore the three teeth BEFORE: Note the crack across the large amalgam filling in the first molar tooth. When removing the mercury-based amalgam filling material a rubber dam should always be used to prevent the patient swallowing the toxic material. The rubber dam is the blue material in…

Dental Crowns - Case 2 This lady requested removal of her amalgam (mercury) fillings. One tooth was heavily filled and the tooth was cracked. Tooth coloured fillings and a crown were required to correctly restore the three teeth BEFORE: Note the crack across the large amalgam filling in the first molar tooth. When removing the mercury-based amalgam filling material a rubber dam should always be used to prevent the patient swallowing the toxic material. The rubber dam is the blue material in…

Dental Crowns - Case 1 A patient was unhappy with the appearance of previous dentistry and came to Dr Charlotte de Courcey-Bayley for options on how to improve their smile. BEFORE: Dr Charlotte first had to remove the previous crown that the patient was unsatisfied with. In order for the tooth to look more even in comparison with the adjacent front tooth the patient was referred to a gum specialist for a procedure called crown lengthening. AFTER: While the final crown was being made Dr…

Dental Crowns - Case 1 A patient was unhappy with the appearance of previous dentistry and came to Dr Charlotte de Courcey-Bayley for options on how to improve their smile. BEFORE: Dr Charlotte first had to remove the previous crown that the patient was unsatisfied with. In order for the tooth to look more even in comparison with the adjacent front tooth the patient was referred to a gum specialist for a procedure called crown lengthening. AFTER: While the final crown was being made Dr…

Dental Crowns - Case 4 This lady was concerned by the appearance of her front teeth. The front teeth were heavily filled, dark and crooked. The enamel on the teeth was also wearing away. She chose to have the teeth crowned to produce a straight and balanced smile. BEFORE: Note the dark patches at the gumline where the enamel has worn away. The tooth surface is irregular in texture and the left front tooth has twisted out of line with the others. AFTER: The final crowns. The teeth are…

Dental Crowns - Case 4 This lady was concerned by the appearance of her front teeth. The front teeth were heavily filled, dark and crooked. The enamel on the teeth was also wearing away. She chose to have the teeth crowned to produce a straight and balanced smile. BEFORE: Note the dark patches at the gumline where the enamel has worn away. The tooth surface is irregular in texture and the left front tooth has twisted out of line with the others. AFTER: The final crowns. The teeth are…

Invisalign Orthodontic treatment by Dr Charlotte de Courcey-Bayley and her team. Invisalign treatment was started in Feb 2014 to improve the crowed lower teeth, slight over bite and slightly crowed front teeth.  Over the course of 6 months of wearing each set of aligners for at least 22 hours a day, her teeth are now straight and evenly spaced!

Invisalign Orthodontic treatment by Dr Charlotte de Courcey-Bayley and her team. Invisalign treatment was started in Feb 2014 to improve the crowed lower teeth, slight over bite and slightly crowed front teeth. Over the course of 6 months of wearing each set of aligners for at least 22 hours a day, her teeth are now straight and evenly spaced!

Dental Whitening - Case 3 Sometimes only one tooth needs whitening. The most common cause for this being if the tooth had Root Canal Therapy. Here the whitening agent is applied by the dentist to the inside of the dark tooth. The treatment is completely painless as there is no nerve left inside the tooth after the Root Canal Treatment. BEFORE: This lady had Root Canal Therapy carried out a few years ago. Since that time she has noticed the tooth getting darker and she asked what could be…

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Dental Whitening - Case 2  This lady disliked the colour of her front teeth and asked us what could be done. The picture here actually shows her teeth after we have done 10 days of tooth whitening. BEFORE: This image shows the front teeth after we have done some tooth whitening. You will see that there are filings in place which used to match the old colour of her teeth. Fillings do not change colour when tooth whitening is done, so they may become visible like these. AFTER: This shows the…

Dental Whitening - Case 2 This lady disliked the colour of her front teeth and asked us what could be done. The picture here actually shows her teeth after we have done 10 days of tooth whitening. BEFORE: This image shows the front teeth after we have done some tooth whitening. You will see that there are filings in place which used to match the old colour of her teeth. Fillings do not change colour when tooth whitening is done, so they may become visible like these. AFTER: This shows the…

Dental Whitening -  Case 1 Before: This lady wished to whiten her teeth. We gave her a custom made home whitening kit. After: The patient was fitted for whitening trays by St Leonard's Holistic Dental Care. You can see the results for yourself. After only 10 days her teeth are several shades whiter!

Dental Whitening - Case 1 Before: This lady wished to whiten her teeth. We gave her a custom made home whitening kit. After: The patient was fitted for whitening trays by St Leonard's Holistic Dental Care. You can see the results for yourself. After only 10 days her teeth are several shades whiter!

Dental Veneers - Case 2  This young man had chipped his front teeth as a child and had bonding done. He was concerned about the discoloration of the bonding. BEFORE: Note the orange colour of the tooth coloured filling material. Older tooth coloured fillings do discolour over time.  AFTER: The patient had two porcelain veneers bonded to his front teeth. The final veneers

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Dental Veneers - Case 1 This lady had heavily worn teeth from grinding. BEFORE: Note the assymetry of the edges of the teeth. Note the chipping on the tips of the teeth, this is caused by grinding. AFTER: This lady had porcelain veneers bonded to her four front teeth and to help create a harmonious smile the tips of the adjacent canine teeth had tooth coloured filling material bonded to them.

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Dental Veneers - Case 7 This lady fractured her right front tooth on holiday in Greece a number of years ago. The emergency treatment was to place a resin veneer. You can see that the material is now starting to discolour. She asked me what could be done to improve her smile. RESULTS: This shows the final result of a composite resin veneer. The original filling material is removed from the tooth and the new resin applied directly to the tooth surface. Up close we can see how good a colour…

Dental Veneers - Case 7 This lady fractured her right front tooth on holiday in Greece a number of years ago. The emergency treatment was to place a resin veneer. You can see that the material is now starting to discolour. She asked me what could be done to improve her smile. RESULTS: This shows the final result of a composite resin veneer. The original filling material is removed from the tooth and the new resin applied directly to the tooth surface. Up close we can see how good a colour…