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The following work was done by Dr. Overmyer and the appearance of the teeth have not been digitally edited or enhanced. All photos are original property of Brian Overmyer, DDS, Ltd.

ABFRACTION:
Abfraction, as seen in the pictures below, are caused by flexural forces. It causes loss of tooth structure, characterized by a "notch" (as you see above). Stressors that may aid the development of these "notches" may include habits of grinding and/or clenching, problems with occlusion, etc. Add to that other factors such as abrasion from vigorous tooth brushing or chemical erosion from acids and you may have a more significant problem. Dr. Overmyer can discuss with you factors of your lifestyle that may be an aid in this, and he can also check your occlusion to ensure your teeth are fitting together as they should. Then, as you see in the pictures on the right, he can place a bonding in the "notched" area(s) to eliminate the appearance of abfraction.
Abfraction example
Abfraction example two
Abfraction example three
VENEERS:

Veneers are a means of restoring your teeth to make them aesthetically pleasing. If you are a good candidate for veneers, they can be placed to change the appearance of your front teeth: the shape, color, the length, close any gaps or correct slightly malpositioned teeth.

As you see in the top picture, Dr. Overmyer placed 2 veneers, one on each lateral incisor, to correct the size, shape, placement and spacing of the teeth.

As you see in the bottom picture, Dr. Overmyer placed a veneer on the patient's left lateral incisor. Working closely with our dental lab, we ensure to match shade and characterization of the adjacent teeth.

Veneers example
Veneers example two
WHITENING:

Let's face it, our teeth naturally yellow as we age, and the daily habits of coffee drinking, tobacco use, a glass of wine, etc. make us all the more susceptible to picking up more stain. Bleaching your teeth is a fun, fast way to change the overall appearance of your smile. We offer two methods of bleaching:

Custom-made at home bleaching trays. All you need to do is schedule 2 visits with our office. At the first, we will take impressions of your teeth so we can customize your trays for you. We'll call you back a few days later to pick up your trays and kit containing your bleaching gel, and then we'll give you instructions on how to use them. It is merely a 7-10 day regimine for most, each application only being 5-15 minutes a day.

2 In-Office Whitening with Opalescence Boost. We use a strong 40% Peroxide solution and since this product is chemically activated before each use, no light is needed! The procedure is approximately 1-2 hours ... but as you see above, you get very desirable results that we have often seen improve and stabilize over a few days.

Teeth Whitening example
Teeth Whitening example two
REPLACING AMALGAM FILLINGS:
Amalgam fillings, also known as silver fillings or mercury fillings, are a somewhat outdated filling material. When a tooth is naturally pretty and white, who wants the repair to look dark and black? The beauty of a bonded restoration is that it immediately bonds to the tooth. What this means is you're less likely to get new decay there. Silver fillings, being metallic, expand and contract with any changes between hot and cold which actually further damages or weakens the tooth over the time.
Amalgram fillings example
Amalgram fillings example two
WHITE SPOT LESIONS
Do you have white spots on your teeth? White spots can be active (decay) or inactive lesions. The cause of these lesions could be due to a number of factors including, but not limited to: a high acid diet, enamel demineralization, fluorosis, or could have no identifiable cause. Sometimes these lesions can be "reversed" with the use of topical medicaments, but when that is not successful or when it is an active, fast-moving decay, we can remove the active lesion and place a bonded filling.
White spot lesions example

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