Smiles of the Week

The above patient presented to my surgery complaining of dark, stained teeth, and unsightly composite restorations on his anterior teeth.  The patient had fallen off of his bike as a child, and had his teeth repaired several times since.  Porcelain crowns were the ideal solution to restore his heavily filled anterior teeth, as these will help stabilise, and strengthen his front teeth, as well as providing an excellent aesthetic result.

The teeth were cleaned; and once a good level of oral hygiene was achieved by the patient, we were able to crown the four centre front teeth.  No bleaching took place, as the patient was happy enough with the colour of his front teeth.  The transformation was increadable.

Duration of treatment: Gum treatment carried out in August 2010; Crowns done over two visits 6 months later.

Cost : 4 Super aesthetic Porcelain Crowns  €2,200

Treatment done by: Dr. Riley Lewis

No re-touching of photographs has been done.

This patient, aged 41 years was always bothered by her teeth;  She thought many times of going down the orthodontic route; but was not willing to be wearing braces for two years.  You could imagine how pleased she was when she heard about the 6 month smile treatment.

6 Month Smile orthodontic braces were placed on the patients upper teeth teeth only, as she was happy enough with the look of her bottom teeth (pictured above on day of placement).  The clear brackets, and white wire meant that they were much more discrete than normal braces.  In 6 months; the patient had the smile she always wanted.

Cost: €1900 payable over the duration of her treatment.

Treatment done by Dr Riley Lewis.

No re-touching of photographs has been done.

 

Patient: Amy aged 22 years was always self-conscious and unhappy with her upper front teeth, never wanting to be photographed smiling, even though she was a very attractive young woman.

Treatment: Inman Aligner worn on her top teeth for approximtely 16 weeks–it took longer than normal as we had to create space for her teeth to move into, by broadening the width of her palate slowly, then fitting the teeth into the space created.

Cost: €1700 payable over the duration of her treatment.

Treatment done by Dr Helen Walsh.

No re-touching of photographs has been done.

Patient: Noel, aged late 20’s /early 30’s has been a patient of Dr Helen Walsh for the last 10 years, and had at many times considered some cosmetic work on his front teeth, which had been fractured as a child, and repaired regularly in the intervening years. He was mostly concerned about the actual treatment involved, though cost, as with everyone was an issue also.

Treatment:He finally decided to go ahead and have cosmetic work started on his teeth in November 2010. We started by whitening all his teeth, including the damaged front teeth, and then when we were happy with the colour he achieved, we prepared 3 of his front teeth for porcelain crowns, and 1 for a porcelain veneer.These were fitted in February 2011.
Noel is so happy with the treatment and care provided, and wishes he did this a long time ago–see his video testimonial on our site re this.

Duration of treatment: Nov 2010 to Feb 2011

Cost : €349 whitening, followed by 3 super aesthetic Porcelain Crowns and 1 Porcelain Veneer €2,893

Treatment done by: Dr. Helen Walsh.

No re-touching of photographs has been done.

Patient: Claire, aged 30 was concerned about the appearance of her front teeth, and we discussed the options with them which included crowns–but we decided to use a minimal intervention approach, and cosmetically bond her teeth to reduce treatment time and costs whilst achieving an excellent result. She is now smiling very happily and with confidence!

Treatment: Cosmetic Bonding of her top front teeth after a course of tooth whitening.

Cost:€207 Bonding and €349 whitening

Treatment time: 45 minutes in chair, after whitening treatment completed.

Treatment done by Dr Helen Walsh

No photographs re-touched.

Treatment : This girl presented unhappy with the look of her teeth.  She had had trauma in the past, which caused the loss of the central incisor, and discolouration of the other front teeth.

She came to Portobello Dental Clinic for her first appointment, we discussed all the treatment options including braces, porcelain veneers, cosmetic recontouring and cosmetic bonding. We decided to opt for the veneers and bridge, as the patient wanted instant results (upcoming wedding) and did not like the colour, and shape of her existing teeth

Treatment carried out by: Dr Riley Lewis

Treatment time: 4 apointments over 5 weeks

Cost of treatment: €3,600

Patient: Mark aged 27 years was concerned about the crowding that had begun to appear with his lower front teeth.

Treatment: Inman Aligner worn over his lower teeth for 20 hours per day for just six weeks.
Mark had whitening treatment done after his orthodontic treatment was completed.

Cost: €1700 for the Inman Aligner–payments were spread over the duration of treatment (in this case this was just 6 weeks, but this can take up to 3 months–so payment can be made over this time).
€349 whitening treatment

Treatment done by Dr. Helen Walsh.

These photographs were not re-touched.

Patient: Joanne aged late 30’s/early 40’s has been a patient of Dr. Helen Walsh’s for many years, and they had tried more conservative approaches to improving her smile over many years–all of which worked well but for shorter periods of time than was ideal. She was getting increasingly embarrassed by her smile, and this was affecting her quality of life especially her confidence socially.

Treatment: Porcelain Veneers on 8 teeth.

Cost €600 per veneer–this price was only agreed as this option had been visited initially many years ago, and the original price was honoured to reward her loyalty to Portobello Dental Clinic.
Whitening of her lower/bottom teeth free as whitening treatment just topped up–they were all whitened originally approx. 7 years ago.

Treatment done by Dr. Helen Walsh.

These photographs have not been re-touched.

Patient: Brian aged 33 years was unhappy with the shape and colour of his teeth. After discussing various options including Orthodontics, we decided to do a course of tooth whitening followed by cosmetic bonding of his front teeth to change their shape.

Treatment: Tooth Whitening followed by Cosmetic Tooth Bonding.

Duration of treatment:  Slow-release whitening followed by one visit in the chair for Cosmetic Bonding.

Cost: €349 Whitening and €600 Cosmetic Bonding.

Treatment done by Dr. Helen Walsh.

No re-touching of photographs has been done.

Treatment : This patient was not happy with the look of her front teeth and smile.  She came in interested in veneering her front teeth to give herself an instant smile makeover.  We were on a time schedule, as the patient was getting married in the upcoming months.

As her teeth were very healthy, and had a nice shape, I advised the patient that veneers would likely be too drastic and damaging to her dentition.  She was a perfect candidate for the Inman Aligner.

After 12 weeks of wearing the appliance, and one week of bleaching, the patient has a perfect, beautiful smile in time for the wedding photos

Treatment Carried out by Dr Riley Lewis

Treatment time: 5 visits over 14 weeks
Cost of treatment: €1,700