Improve Your Smile Cosmetic dentistry is an art and a science

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Making porcelain look like enamel. Implants and crowns to restore this smile. I love the texture and translucency though. What really stands out to me is how different the shading looks, primarily from a difference in camera angle. Someday @thedudedds will have to teach me all of his photography tips and tricks #cameraninja

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Improving contours & proportions with composite bonding for a conservative, no prep, smile upgrade!

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Single central conservatively upgraded with composite before ortho to improve gingival levels and tooth position. I love taking these photos and dissecting what worked and what did not (while trying Not to go into full Chris Farley self-attack mode ­čś▓). You can see in the closer up photo that the shading is not perfect and that I could have added more color in the highlights and dialed down the grey but it's certainly an upgrade and more life like than before.

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Conservation of tooth structure will always be important. I am grateful for contemporary ceramics and chemistry that allow us to keep our restorations minimal and conservative. With this broken tooth, we were able to restore it with bonded porcelain rather than a full coverage crown.

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Improved comfort, function & esthetics… Before we started, he was unable to eat and losing weight due to his constant, severe pain. The pain was a combination of internal derangement, myofascial and tooth pain. Shout out to Dr. Daniel Lapidus for his help with some of the orofacial pain components of this extensive reconstruction. You can see that my photography has improved since I first saw him. ­čśü#gratitude

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Esthetic and functional upgrade. Implants and crowns with a touch of pink porcelain were used to replace an old, failing bridge. Trying to wipe away 40+ years of emotional trauma that started in high school from the combination of infections, pain, silver colored crowns on his front teeth and then ultimately losing those teeth at a young age. Surgery and implants done by Dr Mike La Puma. #emotionaldentistry

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Conservative smile upgrade. Sometimes all it takes is two #porcelainveneers to make a #smile pop like it should. A nice balance of translucency, color and texture always helps.

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Improved color & contour by replacing the broken down, discolored filling and adding to the adjacent tooth as well to correct the midline. Next we will correct the gingival levels then restore the adjacent laterals as well. #onestepatatime

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Smile Rejuvenation – she wanted her teeth and smile to be whiter and brighter to match her radiant personality. We used a combination of veneers and crowns to improve the color and shape of her teeth as well as correcting her cant and occlusion/bite. #smilesfordays

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The unfortunate aftermath of his face meeting the road and ruining his 30 year streak of cycling without incident. A light wire splint was used to help stabilize the displaced teeth. The front tooth was then repaired with composite. Several layers and different colors and stain made for an interesting challenge in terms of shade matching. To be honest, I think a final whitewash over the enamel layer would have helped dial it in further but he was happy. #alwayslearning #alwaysimproving #alwayswearahelmet

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Two veneers and some whitening to improve a beautiful smile. She wanted the results to be subtle and natural. She did not want to touch the front two teeth or anything else. A good example of how a beautiful smile is often "perfectly imperfect."

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The evolution of a new smile! Precise planning leads to beautiful results. We create a #digitalsmiledesign based on our initial records and conversations with our patient. The lab then fabricates amazing #porcelainveneers that are then tried in and bonded into place. It was a challenging case to correct the proportions and increase how much of the front teeth show when she smiles without moving everything orthodontically (which she considered but declined). Biology, function and esthetics combine for a beautiful new smile. #estheticdentistry #aestheticdentistry #restorativedentistry #dentistry #beforeandafter #veneers

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#porcelainveneers done after #invisalign to rejuvenate a worn smile in a way that is functional, natural looking and beautiful #estheticdentistry #dentistry #restorativedentistry #veneers

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Fun case of #porcelainveneers that we completed recently. Texture, translucency and characterization help to create a more natural look. #smile #restorativedentistry #dentistry #estheticdentistry #slo #sanluisobispo

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Ready to go! I'm excited to see these #porcelainveneers in place! We are using these veneers to correct discoloration, wear and a cant that created an uneven smile. Final pics soon! #veneers #restorativedentistry #estheticdentistry #dentistry

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Your smile is one of your most important features.  It is one of the first things that someone else notices and can play an important role in self-image and self-esteem.  Dentistry is continually evolving to provide more advanced treatment options for achieving a healthy, beautiful bright smile.

Smile Design: Combining Art & Science

Creating a new smile that is uniquely your own and still exudes natural beauty while functioning properly and comfortably involves a thorough and systematic process. Case planning for smile design is critical to success. We like to be conservative in our planning and treatment so as to conserve as much strong, natural tooth structure as possible. Only after a thorough analysis, a functional and esthetic plan is created. If you have questions, concerns or desires about your smile, please let us know!

If you are considering cosmetic dental treatment, try asking yourself a few simple questions:

  • Do you hesitate when you smile?

  • Are you unhappy with the color of your smile?

  • Do you want to look your best in social or professional situations?

  • Are you ready to improve any dental imperfections you may have?

  • Do you want to feel more confident when you smile?

 

COPP DENTAL GROUP

Dan Copp, DDS | Mike Roberts, DDS | Alina Borchardt, DDS

General Dentistry |  Cosmetic Dentistry  | Family Dentistry

1131 Pacific Street

San Luis Obispo CA 93401

Tel. 805.543-5321

Fax 805.543.0753