Before & After Gallery

Beautiful dentistry done by Dr. Matthes is really something special. You look better, chew better and feel so much better about yourself. Check back often as we are constantly updating this section with new patient pictures. The following photographs depict several different prosthetic treatment options that represent just some of the artistic dentistry we do.

Bleaching Before & After


The Procedure

Tooth bleaching, also called tooth whitening, uses hydrogen peroxide in a dentist-supervised procedure that can be done at home or at our office. The at-home tooth bleaching method uses a dental gel containing peroxide, held in a ‘bleach tray’ which is worn over the teeth. The peroxide penetrates the outer tooth enamel and is absorbed by the underlying dentin, the source of the visible color of your teeth. At-home tooth bleaching is done at your convenience: the bleach tray can be worn at night, or for several hours a day and results are usually excellent, especially if your teeth are yellow.

Bonding Before & After


The Procedure

Bonding is a cosmetic procedure used to restore chipped, stained, worn or misshapen teeth. It’s may also be used to fix a gap between two of your front teeth. The procedure involves no loss of tooth structure and, in fact, can be used to repair minor structural damage.

Bonding involves the layering-on of a strong composite resin which is precisely color-matched to your natural teeth. After each layer is applied, it’s hardened with a special, high-intensity light. When enough resin layers are applied, hardened and bonded, the tooth is sculpted and polished to a comfortable, natural-looking result.

Porcelain Bridges Before & After


The Procedure

A permanent bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge is held in place by porcelain crowns placed on two or more healthy teeth that are adjacent to the space.

A permanent dental bridge limits the shifting of remaining teeth, reduces the risk of gum disease, helps correct the bite, and improves speech. Porcelain dental bridges are a comfortable, fast and esthetically pleasing way to replace missing teeth.

Porcelain Crowns Before & After


The Procedure

A crown is not only the strongest procedure available for repairing a damaged or seriously decayed tooth it is an opportunity to completely restore a tooth to its natural attractive state. Because it encases the entire tooth, placement of a crown gives us a lot of control in improving the appearance of teeth. Dental crowns provide the same sort of major cosmetic changes that porcelain veneers can make, but over the entire surface of the tooth.

A crown will restore the original beauty of a tooth that is broken, chipped, worn down, discolored, or misshapen. It restores strength and beauty to a tooth – the cosmetically perfect combination.

Full Mouth Before & After

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The Procedure

What is full mouth reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction is a complex procedure we use to correct the relationship between your teeth, gums, muscles and bone. Full mouth reconstruction corrects your bite, improves your muscle tone and provides you with years of enjoyment.

Veneers, crowns, bondings, fillings and dental implants are all procedures that are sometimes used in Full Mouth Reconstruction. Besides for improved chewing ability, the result is a gorgeous smile you’re proud to show off to everyone you meet!

Dental Implants Before & After

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The Procedure

Dental implants may be the perfect solution when you are missing one or more teeth. Crowns and veneers are popular, esthetic solutions, but only dental implants can replace the entire tooth including both crown and root. Dental implants look, feel, and function like your natural teeth and they offer incredible stability because they become part of your body and integrate completely- just like a natural tooth.

With dental implants, you regain all the capabilities you had with your natural teeth, giving you renewed confidence and the ability to get the most out of life!

Porcelain Veneers Before & After


The Procedure

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells made of porcelain that we bond to your teeth to improve their color and/or shape. Veneers are an increasingly popular cosmetic dental restoration procedure, and are ideal for front teeth that are stained or discolored, chipped, imperfectly shaped, or inappropriately sized. They are strong and durable, lasting from fifteen to twenty years or more!

Porcelain veneers are quickly performed in two visits and are a common step in creating new smiles and smile makeovers. Veneers brighten your smile with confidence and solve all of your smile imperfections by creating a long-lasting and attractive smile.

Digital Dentures Before & After

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The Procedure

Our newest treatment modality are digital dentures. The dentures are computer generated (CAD/CAM Technology) and digitally manufactured. The advantages are a computerized precision fit, much stronger biohygienic materials, and reduced appointments. Also, a permanent digital record would allow for an exact duplicate to be fabricated quickly if the digital denture is lost or damaged.

White Fillings Before & After

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The Procedure

Thanks to new technology and advances in adhesive dentistry, natural tooth-colored fillings provide an esthetically pleasing alternative to traditional ‘silver’ amalgam fillings.

Natural fillings offer more than cosmetic advantages: they are metal and mercury-free, making them perfect for patients with metal sensitivities, allergies, or other health concerns. These restorations are not only natural looking and safe, but they are also stronger and healthier for your teeth and gums than are the old dark ‘silver’ fillings that many of us have.