S: Before & After
BC: Version 1 March 2012
1: I've created this book to help you imagine what your possibilities are. Can you imagine going from this smile below to this smile on the right.
2: This type of change was life altering for this patient. Her confidence level went through the roof.
3: She was so amazed with her new look, she couldn't stop smiling. I've helped many patients like this over the years.
4: The process starts with a simple consultation appointment where we review what can be accomplished, and then talk about what your goals are.
5: Some people want to erase the hands of time from their smile, the uneven chipped edges, the discolored crowns, the cracked lines in the enamel.
6: Sometimes you wait your whole life to permanently fix the early attempts at cosmetics.
7: Once those goals are achieved, the results can be life altering for some.
8: No longer do you have to cover your mouth when you speak, when you have a gorgeous smile to back you up.
9: It's amazing how many teeth will show when you truly love your smile!!
10: Many times the dentistry has outlived it's lifespan and needs to be replaced.
11: Most of these changes can be accomplished in as few as 2 visits once we've determined what your goals are.
12: After doing this for 28 years, I realize that it's not just about the smile, but about what that smile makes you feel like.
13: Some people have tragic life experiences which cause traumatic tooth loss. We're able to repair the damage and restore confidence.
14: Some of these problems can be inherited, while some are environmental, others can be traumatic in nature.
15: Sometimes it can be caused by your own biting and grinding over the years, wearing away the enamel surfaces and edges of your teeth.
16: Not everyone needs a smile makeover. Sometimes it's as simple as doing a single crown or veneer.
17: Sometimes you look at your smile and know something is wrong but really don't know how to put in words.
18: Over the years I've helped many people enhance their smiles, and find their inner beauty.
19: This patient flew in from Chicago to have her makeover done. It was accomplished within 10 days. When she went home, she did so with a smile from ear to ear.
20: An infectious smile
21: This is what I used to look like! I can't believe the change.
22: It's amazing that in the space of 1 hour we were able to close this space between the patients front teeth. | With this conservative form of composite bonding, we can create incredible smiles less expensively than with porcelain veneers
23: This patient went from hating her smile to getting more compliments than she can count.
24: For the discerning eye, notice the lack of color depth of the veneers on the left. | Compare that with these veneers on the right and you'll notice immediately the depth and saturation of color. We increased the length of the teeth to frame her smile.
25: The transformation can be very subtle, replacing chipped and yellowing porcelain with new bright all porcelain crowns.
27: Sometimes there are some broken fillings which need to be replaced and the results are incredible with some simple bonding. | On the preceding page, we were able to create a beautiful smile with esthetic orthodontics called 6 Month Smiles in only 6-7 months, perhaps you're a candidate!
28: This patient suffered a fall while she was attending college. She went to a local dentist who sent her home like this. | With the right skills and materials, I was able to return her beautiful smile to her. She said it looks better than her original teeth did!
29: This patient came in complaining of different colors and sizes of her front crowns. You'll notice her 2 front teeth are different widths. | With careful planning, we were able to create the smile of her dreams. It all starts with a consult so that we can address and resolve all the issues that you have.
30: In a matter of 2 visits we were able to take this discolored tooth in the left picture, and create a beautiful harmonious color correct smile, as in the image below. | This case was done with porcelain veneers, and with minimal tooth preperation. We were able to accomplish this patient's goals and create a natural smile.
31: Here we have a patient who hated her two front teeth, especially the shape. | By fabricating 2 porcelain veneers for her central incisors, we were able to create a more pleasing shape, and thereby accomplish her goals.
32: I hope that this Before and After book has helped you visualize what can be accomplished. There are many types of problems with many different types of solutions. Each solution is customized to your specific needs and your budget.
33: I'm extremely passionate about providing the very best cosmetic dentistry available. Your happiness is my greatest desire. I've helped many people over the years and my hope is that I can help you too. | Dr. Jerry Stahl