This is a patient that we have seen recently. He thought that he had broken a filling, but, in reality what we found was that his tooth was broken below the gum line. *Note the dark line at the back part of tooth. This entire cusp is separated from the rest of the tooth. One […]
This patient had stayed away from a dentist for many years. This chronic inflammatory state leaves him at at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other inflammatory diseases. We started him on our dental fitness program, with amazing results, don’t you think?
Dr. Saylor has recently returned from instructing at a continuing education course at the Spear Institute at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was the mentor dental instructor for two dentists. One Doctor’s focus was on posterior teeth (back teeth) while the other focused on eight cosmetic veneers. Each Dr. brought a patient from […]
Like so many others, this man was not happy with his smile. After a consultation with Dr. Saylor, this patient agreed to accomplish Empress veneers on the ten upper front teeth. We were able to create a more uniform and masculine smile by bonding veneers on 10 upper teeth with EMPRESS veneers. The key to the success of this case was […]
Continuing on with some bad habits you should break as soon as possible – first on our list: Smoking Tobacco!! Here are a few facts you may or may not know about smoking: Smokers are 6 times more likely to have gum disease. Gums loosen and recede from teeth allowing teeth to fall out. Smoking causes bad breath, stained […]
Wear on front teeth is a common problem that is seen every day in dental offices. As you can see from these photos, this can range from moderate (photo above) to quite severe (see photo below). The patient in the first photo has wear on her lower front teeth which was caused by veneers on […]
Dr. Saylor, along with many other of today’s leading dentists, is convinced that the mercury alloy, amalgam, is very toxic and does not belong in your mouth. Silver fillings are 50% mercury and this toxin is released when chewing, grinding the teeth, brushing, etc. Any stimulation that heats amalgam releases mercury vapor. This vapor is tasteless and odorless, so a person has no […]
This person had a visible crack in the enamel on the outside cusp of this pre-molar which was sensitive to bite on. When the old silver filling was removed, the crack was visible under the old restoration. The amalgam acts as a wedge through the center of the tooth. Biting pressure over the years eventually […]