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Has my crown been fitted correctly? (photo)

There seems to be several issues with this crown. The open space is a concern because it could cause food impaction leading to gum inflammation.... READ MORE

Lumineers vs bonding?

I would suggest that you have orthodontics to close the spaces now that your adult canines have fully erupted. This can most likely be done with... READ MORE

Do I Really Need the Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening is needed when there is not enough tooth structure remaining above the gum line for a crown to fit and stay in place properly. Also,... READ MORE

Is It Okay for the Metal Part of the Crown to Be Exposed at the Top of the Tooth? (photo)

The most important thing is that the bite feels good. Exposing the metal on the biting surface poses no harm to the tooth. It becomes only a cosmetic... READ MORE

Can a Crown Become Loose? If So, Would It Need to Be Removed and Re-cemented? Would I Need a Root Canal?

It sounds as if the symptoms you are having suggests that the nerve is going bad. In that case a root canal would be indicated. It is possible that... READ MORE

Is It True That Wisdom Teeth Extraction Will Change Your Face?

Extraction of your wisdom teeth will not change your face. Because they are the last teeth in your mouth they do not influence the shape of your face.... READ MORE

Pain with Temporary Crowns?

The first thing that should be looked at is the bite. Having a large majority of the biting surfaces removed from the back of your mouth could cause... READ MORE

Are Your Bottom Teeth Suppose to Hit Your Crowns? And Do the Crown Suppose to Cove the Entire Tooth? (photo)

It appears that you may of had a space between your two front teeth and that is why you decided to make a cosmetic change. When closing spaces, it is... READ MORE

I Really Don't Want Braces. How Can I Close a Gap Between my Two Front Teeth Without Braces? (photo)

Orthodontics (Invisalign) would be my first choice of treatment, however this would also require that you wear a retainer at night to keep the space... READ MORE

Bicuspid Extractions Changed Face Negatively

The extraction of premolars, although common in orthodontic treatment, will have a tendency to flatten ones profile and create a shorter smile. The... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Rinaldi

Peter Rinaldi, DMD has shared 27 before and after pictures with 22 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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