Problem: Lita was very unhappy with her current smile and bridges that were breaking down, causing her difficulty with chewing. She wanted to replace the missing teeth and failing bridges with something that would last a long time, be most like natural teeth, and not have to be removed, such as a denture.
Solution: Dr. Michalski and Lita met over the course of several visits to discuss and explore the various options available. After taking her concerns and desires into account, he developed a plan to replace Lita’s deteriorating teeth with long lasting dental implants to support a fixed prosthesis that functions almost exactly like natural teeth, without the risk of tooth decay. This prosthesis, a full, implant supported bridge, was constructed using state-of-the-art guided implant surgery techniques and 3-dimensional cone beam CT technology, in order to provide the safest and most accurate dental implant placement. Since completed, Lita loves her new "teeth" and enjoys eating and smiling again with confidence. Click here to read more about guided implant surgery.
Problem: Jim was interested in correcting his crooked teeth and the several chipped edges he acquired over time, while brightening his smile.
Solution: Dr. Michalski treated Jim with Invisalign orthodontics so that he was able to straighten his teeth for a more even smile. Afterwards, he whitened Jim’s teeth, then used the art of cosmetic bonding to repair the chipped edges, giving Jim a smile to fit his outgoing personality.
Problem: With only lower front teeth to chew with against her upper denture, Kathy wore her denture out quickly. Having not enough bone on the lower arch to support back teeth with which to chew better, Kathy thought she had no options.
Solution: Kathy was very excited to learn from Dr. Michalski that despite missing so much bone in the back part of the jaw, she had plenty of bone in the front area to support 5 dental implants. These were enough to support a fixed bridge to replace all of the teeth, front and back, so that Kathy could chew like they were her own again! A new upper denture to work with the lower implant bridge completed Kathy’s beautiful new smile.
Problem: Nancy always wanted to improve her smile by closing spacing, changing the shape of several teeth and fixing a tooth that was chipped years ago. She was nearing completion of orthodontics to correct her bite when she and Dr. Michalski met to develop a plan prior to removing the braces, since that was the best time to make any final tooth position adjustments.
Solution: After working closely with Nancy’s orthodontist to fine tune tooth positioning in relation to her next phase of cosmetic treatment, she underwent treatment with four natural-looking, porcelain veneers. She loves her new smile!
Problem: Steve had a few missing teeth and unsightly "black triangles" resulting from gum disease. He also wanted his front teeth more even and level when he smiles.
Solution: Through the use of a conventional fixed bridge and dental implants, Dr. Michalski and Steve’s periodontist worked together to stabilize the gum disease and replace the missing teeth, while simultaneously providing Steve a much more attractive and healthy smile.
Problem: Laurie had previous restorations on her front teeth that were worn and began to chip and break making her self-conscious and hide her smile. She wanted a brighter and more beautiful smile.
Solution: Dr. Michalski listened to what Laurie had as a vision for her smile, and then through closely working together with her, he restored Laurie’s teeth with four porcelain veneers giving her the gorgeous smile she envisioned, and was certainly proud of.
Problem: Through a childhood accident, Scott lost his front tooth, replacing it with a “Maryland bridge” glued on to the adjacent teeth. After it needing to be recemented multiple times over the years, he decided to pursue an alternative, long term option that was more natural and secure.
Solution: After correcting the spacing of Scott’s upper teeth and aligning the lower teeth with Invisalign, Dr. Michalski bone grafted the site of the missing tooth where the bone had shrunk over the years. Once the original bone anatomy was restored, Dr. Michalski was able to place the implant in the precise position to replace the missing tooth most naturally. Now with his new tooth, Scott feels fully confident when he smiles and eats.
Problem: Due to some medical issues, Beth suffered from related dental disease causing deterioration of her teeth, in addition to the previous wear she had. She had recovered from her illness and now her priority was to restore the health of her teeth, and secondarily, the appearance of her smile.
Solution: Dr. Michalski identified the cause of the problem and how to best manage it. Using Invisalign to pre-align the upper and lower teeth, he was able to be much more conservative when he restored Beth’s teeth with the porcelain veneers and crowns he chose for a healthy, long term result.
Problem: Brittany wanted a beautiful smile; however, her front teeth bothered her due to the spacing and the teeth appearing short and small.
Solution: Dr. Michalski worked closely with Brittany’s orthodontist to properly space her upper front teeth for “no-prep” veneers. When correctly done, the end result is not only beautiful and natural, but very conservative requiring minimal or no tooth reduction. He also evened out her gums with laser gum contouring, exposing more of her natural teeth previously hidden to give her a more balanced smile.
Problem: Jack had several teeth missing on his upper arch that were previously replaced by a partial denture that was failing. His main priority was to replace these missing teeth with a fixed, permanent dental solution as close as possible to natural teeth.
Solution: Using the latest techniques in bone grafting and dental implants, Dr. Michalski replaced several teeth, resulting in a solution that was sure to serve Jack long term, while feeling as natural as his own teeth
Problem: When Emily was younger, she fractured a large portion off the edges of her two upper front teeth. While bonding got her through adolescence into her teenage years, her and her Mom wanted something more long lasting, durable and esthetic.
Solution: Dr. Michalski collaborated early on with Emily’s orthodontist to position her front teeth for optimal esthetics for her future planned treatment. After a short period in retainers, he placed two porcelain veneers, complimented by tooth whitening, to give Emily a smile that is not only natural, but more beautiful than ever.
Problem: Paul never liked his smile because of the spaces between his front teeth as well as the wear on the edges.
Solution: Dr. Michalski closed the spaces between Paul's front teeth with strong and natural looking porcelain veneers for a more attractive smile.
Problem: Brandon was very self-conscious about the discoloration and chipped edges of his front teeth, stemming from a previous decay problem while in braces.
Solution: After getting his mouth healthy, Dr. Michalski completed several beautiful, porcelain veneers on Brandon's front teeth, restoring his smile and increasing his self-confidence.
Problem: Aggie was never pleased with the shape or color of her teeth, and wanted to improve their appearance and brighten her smile.
Solution: Dr. Michalski offered Aggie a relatively conservative approach to help her achieve her goal. Through Invisalign orthodontics, teeth whitening and some creative reshaping of her teeth, Aggie's gorgeous smile is everything she's wanted it to be.
Problem: Not only was Coburn suffering from worn down and broken teeth that had been filled repeatedly, he wanted a more youthful and natural smile.
Solution: Using state-of-the-art materials, Dr. Michalski restored Coburn's front teeth to much improved function and appearance with excellent results.
Problem: Janina originally came to see Dr. Michalski due to a chipped front tooth, and to explore options to improve her smile and replace an area of back teeth. She felt her smile made her appear older.
Solution: After thoroughly evaluating and determining how best to help Janina improve her smile while replacing back teeth so her front teeth do not wear out again, Dr. Michalski placed two implants and performed some minor gum contouring of the upper front teeth, to improve her "gummy" smile. Janina's teeth and implants were then restored with porcelain crowns and bridges. She says she feels ten years younger, and from how much she smiles now , we believe it.
Problem: Darren was never happy with his smile because his gums were always puffy and looked like they were growing over his teeth. He was going off to college and wanted to be more confident in his smile.
Solution: After ensuring Darren's gums were not unhealthy just excessive, Dr. Michalski used a laser to recontour the gums to a more natural appearance with minimal discomfort. Now when Darren smiles, he radiates his new confidence.
Problem: Jennifer never felt confident in her smile because of how much of her gums showed, always avoiding a relaxed, wide smile.
Solution: After careful measurements and diagnostics, Dr. Michalski determined Jennifer’s gummy smile was due to both excess gums around the teeth, and her upper lip moving too high when she did smile. To begin, he drastically changed Jennifer’s smile through a surgical procedure known as a gum lift, used to expose the natural teeth hidden by an excess of gum tissue. After whitening her teeth, Dr. Michalski suggested Botox be placed in a couple of key areas for tempering her upper lip movement. The result is the fantastic smile Jennifer always dreamed of.
Problem: When it was time to replace some worn dental work, Patricia wanted to improve her smile by ridding her mouth of the gray amalgam fillings.
Solution: Dr. Michalski restored Patricia's teeth with a combination of bonded composite and porcelain materials for an attractive, healthy look, making the dentistry virtually invisible.
Problem: Kris had failing and leaking amalgam fillings that required replacing. She was interested in a long-lasting result to preserve and strengthen these teeth as well as improve function and appearance.
Solution: Dr. Michalski restored Kris's teeth with natural looking materials to combine strength with a beautiful result.