Each Smile is a Masterpiece
We hope you enjoy viewing the results of our work through the photographs below that we are proud to display for you along with Dr. Otten’s comments. Just remember that while these all show how, by carefully planning, skillful technique and working in a trusting relationship we can achieve these beautiful outcomes, the real beauty is how it has changed the lives of both us and the people we are privileged to serve. It is in this spirit that we approach all of our work and in it find profound meaning. It would be our honor to do the same for you.
By the way, unlike many websites, these are all accurate pictures of our work and our patients. Real people like you, not necessarily professional models and not glamour shots to make the contrast better. We feel the natural beauty shines through and we don’t necessarily need lip gloss to make it better.
Trista came to us with many fears and anxiety about her dental care, she had been avoiding it for many years and was ready to restore her oral health. After a comprehensive evaluation, we created a plan that gave Trista the smile she had always wanted.
Chris came to us to help close the spaces in his teeth. After a comprehensive evaluation we determined that by using Invisalign to re-position the front teeth we could also “center” the undersized teeth as we closed the center gap. While other dentists offered 6 veneers as a solution, we preserved Chris’s natural teeth by using the more conservative solution of moving the existing teeth and placing 2 veneers.
Dan is a physician whose philosophy of health care, wellness and life is very much aligned with ours. Like so many of our patients he had average yet disappointing results from his previous dental care and was looking for something more. We all love the way Dan’s smile looks with the precision veneers we built together with Dan and our team including our master ceramist.
Becky came to us with a desire to get her oral health in a good place prior to retirement. We used Invisalign to move teeth to more ideal position, replaced missing teeth using implants and replaced old restorations with exquisite porcelain crowns. The result is a very healthy and esthetically pleasing smile that Becky is thrilled with.
Emily is one of our most heartening success stories. From a traumatic car accident at age 18, she suffered facial injury, lost four of her upper left front teeth and injured several others. After multiple surgeries, grafts and dental procedures, she was not keen about any additional dental treatment. Through a careful and thorough analysis and discussion, we agreed on a plan to stabilize her injured jaw joints, utilize the implants she had and restore her upper and lower front teeth to the best result possible. As you can see we were able to achieve remarkable results. I won’t ever forget the tears of joy we shared the day we completed this transformation. It was healing for us all.
Even people who take great care of their teeth can have problems with TMJ and grinding. Kevin came to us to help him with jaw joint pain. After relieving his pain and stabilizing his jaw joints through splint therapy, we used veneers to restore teeth that had been worn through many years of grinding. We are truly grately to have Kevin as part of our family.
Many of our patients have been with us as long as I have been in practice and Helen is one of those people. During that time we supported her previous path of “fixing things as they broke” until one day when it was obvious this strategy was no longer working.
With a thorough analysis we set about a plan to restore her mouth and you can see the wonderful results with her front teeth –but her back teeth look just as good! When you compare the two pictures think of the youthfulness you see in her new smile. This restoration is now over twelve years old and looks as good as the day we placed the crowns.
Joe is someone who I knew personally for several years through our weightlifting class.
He had teeth that severely crashed together in the front. Front teeth don’t hold up with that kind of force so we used Invisalign clear braces to reposition the teeth and then restored the upper and lower front teeth with a combination of crowns and veneers to achieve a natural esthetic result. Since Joe’s work involves a lot of public speaking, it was important to keep his correct phonetics throughout treatment. This was something I was pleased we were able to do. Joe looks and functions so much better now and I fully expect a great long-lasting result. Like all of our patients, we are truly honored to serve him.
Sometimes our outcomes are even more profound and better than we ever expect. When Maryanne came to us she literally said “her mouth was a mess”. She also told us she knew she needed a lot of work but was very anxious about having dentistry done. Shortly after starting to deal with some decay and gum problems Maryanne’s teeth started to look much better. She began to ask about also making them look better and we designed intermediate restorations for her to “try out”. She was delighted but became very particular—something we didn’t mind at all. After working with her intermediate restorations for hours to get the perfect color and shape we converted them to porcelain with a fabulous result. I get to see Maryanne and her lovely family around town frequently and it makes me smile with pride and humility to see her smile so beautifully.
To say I was even surprised with this outcome is an understatement. Penny has lived a full life and in her late 60′s came to me because she always wanted beautiful white teeth. While she had been very conscientious about taking care of her teeth, the care she received was not. Remarkably, we accomplished this outcome with absolutely no surgery. I was able to estimate the natural shape, color and contours of Penny’s teeth from a few unrestored teeth she had left and we set in motion a plan to get this accomplished over the next 9 months. The results were astounding and I didn’t actually realize how much until I took these pictures! Look how much her upper lip relaxed and changed from getting the shape of her teeth correct!! Who needs plastic surgery or injections!
Ron is a middle-aged gentleman who came to us with many dental problems. Unfortunately he had to lose some hopeless teeth, but with the right combination of treatments and therapies we restored his mouth to a youthful state and successfully replaced those missing teeth with permanent fixed solutions. After thorough evaluation and through bite splint therapy, a trial of intermediate restorations and some gum surgery, we were able to restore worn teeth, balance the bite, correct misalignments and create a natural, age appropriate smile which by the way Ron shows off constantly.
Sean’s situation was so interesting I’ve put in extra pictures. Not only was he not satisfied with his smile but when he closed his teeth together only the very back ones touched. Through a combination of Invisalign clear braces, reshaping, whitening and veneers we were not only able to give Sean the great smile he wanted but also 90% improvement in the function of his teeth.
Spencer is a talented young man who we have known since he was about nine years old. At about age twelve his parents were considering braces to close the spaces between his teeth. The problem was that he had too much space and small, discolored teeth with a great natural bite, so braces were not the best choice of treatment! In fact they would have likely made things worse. We started with some direct bonding at about that time but 5 to 6 years later it was wearing out and times to do something new. Spencer’s parents gave him a special graduation gift – veneer restorations for his front teeth. While most kids would rather have a car, Spencer sees the value in his healthy bright smile every day and couldn’t be happier.
Tina had virtually every dental problem imaginable and her treatment was very complicated. She had had multiple restorations, root canals, and surgeries all complicated by a very poor result from previous braces. I knew we would have to have a trusting partnership to succeed. Through TMJ therapy and precision restorative care we were able to create a beautiful, even, strong and confident smile. When our patients commit their trust to us we feel even stronger about giving our very best. We are as happy as Tina is to see her smiling again.