Before & After
Dr. Tetri has experience treating and repairing an array of different oral conditions, and is exceptionally skilled in performing the most intricate procedures. The following case studies present just a few of Dr. Tetri’s successful treatments of conditions such as gum recession, bone loss, and periodontal disease. By the completion of the procedure and recovery, each patient was left with a more functional, aesthetically pleasing smile and a greater sense of confidence. Dr. Tetri’s work and results continue to be unparalleled, as is proven by following before and after pictures.
If you are currently unhappy with the condition of your smile, or if your oral health is not at its best, please feel free to contact our office and arrange a consultation with Dr. Tetri.
Case 1: Complete Mouth Rehabilitation
Patient presents with failing teeth and misaligned smile.
This patient presented with failing teeth, resulting from a persistent gum infection. Lack of proper treatment caused tooth loss to the upper and lower jaw and a disfigured, misaligned smile.
Patient’s full mouth is restored with dental implants and permanent crowns.
Patient x-ray shows full mouth rehabilitation with upper & lower jaw dental implants.
Dr. Tetri performed all necessary surgeries with the help of IV Sedation therapy. This technique allowed him to restore the patient’s upper and lower jaw with dental implants all in a single visit.
Previous failed dental work caused the patient crookedness of the mouth and a lowered facial structure.
Using general anesthesia, our patients leave within the day with little to no pain or discomfort, and they walk away with a beautiful new smile.
After receiving treatment from our clinic, the patient was able to restore their face to the normal size and shape.
The patient had restored their beautiful smile and changed the overall look of the face.
X-ray after procedure:
Multiple implants were supporting fixed and non-removable teeth.
Patient had multiple dental bridges and crowns that decayed over time.
Within 1 day under general anesthesia, all teeth were extracted and all dental implants were surgically placed using advanced bone grafting and an immediate loading of fixed teeth.
Smile of the patient with fixed teeth after 1 day surgery
New beautiful smile
The profound difference of our treatment is that the extraction and implants are completed in one day using general anesthesia. This allows patients to sleep through the procedure and avoid any feelings of pain or discomfort from start to finish. The greatest benefit our patients receive, is the time savings associated to our methods. Some dental offices have patients undergo years of surgery and bone grafting to receive the same or dissimilar results. Our tenured and professional staff members help our patients avoid the ongoing and costly dental visits, along with the uncomfortable dentures typically associated with the procedure. Dr. Tetri has 16 years of dental practice and education, spanning 3 countries, which has enabled him to provide consistent and quality results for all of his patients.
Advanced gum decease causing severe bone loss and loose teeth.
Multiple extraction, surgical implant placement, and fabrication of fixed teeth completed in 1 day using general anesthesia.
Patient received all implants in 1 day with advanced bone grafting.
Advanced case of gum disease (severe chronic periodontitis).
All teeth on the lower jaw were removed and replaced with dental implants. The same work was completed on the upper jaw. Patient left the office with beautiful fixed teeth the same day.
Patient has restored smile with fixed teeth and NO removable dentures.
After the healing process the patient received, a new set of teeth and a renewed sense of confidence. Typical dental work would have forced the patient to wear dentures.
Case 1: Infection Treatment & Root Coverage
Before. Severe gum recession and calculus buildup (infection) [frontal view]
Before. After micro-scaling and infection treatment [frontal view]
This patient came in with severe gum disease, which led to disfiguring gum recession. Aside from the obvious cosmetic concerns, the gum recession also caused hypersensitivity. First Dr. Tetri performed a thorough micro-scaling and gum hygiene education to remove calculus (gum infection) and completely clean below the gum line, restoring the health of his gum tissue. This patient presented with a defect caused by a trauma from a previous extraction, resulting in gum and bone shrinkage. The resulting “gap” became so noticeable, it gave the patient an aesthetically disfigured smile.
After. Root coverage (gum lift) [frontal view]
To prevent further deformity and sensitivity, Dr. Tetri performed a micro-surgical gum graft to cover the exposed root and restore a healthy gum level. The patient was given a dramatically enhanced smile and improved overall oral health.
Case 2: Gum Lift (During Orthodontic Treatment)
Before. Gum tissue recession during orthodontic treatment (braces) [frontal view]
While this patient was undergoing orthodontic treatment (braces, as seen in the above picture), the patient developed severe gum recession on the bottom front teeth, which is not an uncommon occurrence for orthodontic patients. Gum repair (through micro-surgery) was immediately necessary to allow the orthodontic treatment to continue.
After. Correction of the defect with plastic micro surgery [frontal view]
After. After micro-surgical repair of the gum tissue, the continued orthodontic treatment shrunk the gaps between the teeth [frontal view]
Dr. Tetri performed a procedure known as the “Tunnel Technique” in combination with a connective tissue graft, to repair the disfiguring gum recession and and ultimately save the patient’s teeth. This successful procedure allowed the patient to continue orthodontic treatment, and now the patient is on the way to a more healthy and beautiful smile.
Before. Inflamed gums with severe gum tissue recession, disfiguring the smile and causing hypersensitivity
After completing orthodontic treatment, this patient was left with severe gum recession on a single tooth. In addition to causing a disfigured smile and loss of strong gum support, this patient’s inflamed gums also caused increased sensitivity.
After. Complete restoration of the gum tissue through micro-surgery.
Dr. Tetri completely restored the patient’s gum tissue using micro-surgery. This successful procedure eliminated the patient’s hypersensitivity, and left the patient with pristine periodontic health.
Case 4: Full Arch Root Coverage
Before. Patient’s upper jaw shows progressing gum recession over the years [frontal view]
This young patient presented with consistent, progressing, gum recession on the upper jaw over time, giving the appearance of elongated teeth and disfiguring the patient’s smile. This gum recession would have continued to progress and worsen over time if left untreated.
After. Micro-surgical root coverage restored this patient’s normal, healthy smile [frontal view]
Dr. Tetri performed complete micro-surgical gum coverage on the upper jaw restoring the beauty and health of the patient’s smile.
Case 5: Root Coverage (Over Veneers)
Before. Patient’s gums were severely receded, exposing the natural tooth roots behind the veneers [frontal view]
Before. Patient’s severe gum recession exposed the natural teeth (behind the veneers) and disfigured the patient’s smile [frontal view]
This patient had been wearing veneers for almost 10 years, but severe gum recession caused the natural teeth to be exposed behind the veneers. This left the patient with two options: redo the veneers (which would have cost thousands of dollars while only addressing the cosmetic problem), or repair the gums, which is the more health appropriate choice, as it corrects the causal problem.
After. Root coverage over the veneer hides natural teeth, giving the patient a normal, healthy smile [frontal view]
Dr. Tetri performed micro-surgical root coverage over the veneers to not only save the veneers (saving the patient thousands of dollars), but to repair the main problem of the receding gums.
Patient had severe gum recession.
Gum graft was completed, and amazing results were achieved.
Gum recession that caused decay of the root and aesthetic issues. Patient wasn’t pleased with the way his teeth looked.
Gum graft was completed, and gums were restored to their full beauty and function.
Gum recession in the front 4 teeth, causing cosmetic issues.
Gum graft was completed and the results demonstrated complete gum regeneration.
Young patient had disfiguring gum recessions in upper front teeth.
Complete gum regeneration, with profound cosmetic results.
Patient had very long teeth resulting from improper crowns.
Crowns shortened to the normal size.
Advanced gum grafting to regenerate gums back to normal size.
After the complete healing of the gums, the new permanent teeth were placed demonstrating perfect cosmetic repair of the whole mouth.
Patient had severe infection around veneers causing spontaneous gum bleeding.
We see inflamed, sensitive, red, and puffy gums.
After unique gum therapy from Dr. Tetri you can see a dramatic change in the look and health of the gums. There was no need to change the veneers which saved the patient additional dental costs.
Healthy beautiful gums with no infection or inflammation. No more bleeding gums.
Case 1: Implant and Gum Graft
Before. Missing tooth as result of trauma with gum tissue & bone shrinkage
Before. Disfiguring gum & bone shrinkage, causing an enlarge gap in the smile
[right profile view]
Before. Missing tooth with resulting gum tissue & bone shrinkage
This patient presented with a defect caused by a trauma from a previous extraction, resulting in gum and bone shrinkage. The resulting “gap” became so noticeable, it gave the patient an aesthetically disfigured smile.
After. Normal gum line restored after micro-surgical gum graft
After. Complete smile restored with a single implant after micro-surgical gum graft
[right profile view]
After. Complete smile restored with implant and micro-surgery
Dr. Tetri performed a single tooth implant, as well as micro-surgical bone and gum grafts to repair the missing materials and restore a healthy and complete smile.
Case 2: Immidiate-Tooth-Implant
Before. Broken tooth on the front of patient’s upper jaw [frontal view]
Patient presented with a broken tooth (broken off at the root), which not only affected the patient’s appearance but interfered with daily function and caused discomfort
After. Complete restoration with an implant and temporary crown [frontal view]
Dr. Tetri repaired the patient’s broken tooth with an implant and immediate temporary crown, which helped to restore function as well as a complete, gapless smile.
Front tooth completely decayed.
Tooth was extracted and immediate implant was inserted.
Special connective tissue graft (gum graft) was performed the same day to enhance the beauty and natural look of the gum around the new implant.
Fully healed implant and gums looked absolutely perfect and natural. Ideal natural shape of the gum without any grey/blue discoloration of the gums.
Before: Very unpleasant front teeth and excessive gum. Front teeth that had to be replaced.
After: Cosmetic gum surgery was completed to change the look and make gums and new teeth look natural. it wouldn’t be possible to give a natural pleasant smile without changing the gum’s level.
Before. Gummy smile and failing tooth disfigures this patient’s smile [frontal view]
This patient presented with a “gummy” smile (known as excessive gingival display) and a failing infected tooth. These conditions disfigured her smile and affected her confidence.
After. The patient’s failing tooth has been extracted and replaced with a single implant and temporary crown [frontal view]
After. Final restorations with a single permanent crown and 5 veneers* after micro-surgery [frontal view]
After. An X-ray image of the single tooth implant done by Dr. Tetri [frontal view]
Dr. Tetri began the restoration by extracting the infected failing tooth and replacing it with an immediate single implant and a temporary crown, all in a single visit. Dr. Tetri then corrected the excessive gingival display (or “gummy” smile) micro-surgically. Veneers and a single permanent crown complete the transformation with a natural appearance, restoring the patient’s smile and confidence. *Prosthetics courtesy of Dr. Stephen Chu.
Before. This patient presented with inflamed gums, excessive gingival display, as well as misaligned teeth. These issues interfered with her daily function and caused hypersensitivity and discomfort. The patient was also unhappy with the cosmetic defect caused by the old bridge the patient had been wearing for over 10 years.
After. Patient’s smile is restored with cosmetic crown lengthening and temporary crowns [frontal view]
In order for a healthy, cosmetically improved smile to be achieved, Dr. Tetri had to perform a micro-surgical crown lengthening procedure, which is considerably harder to perform over existing crowns, and then added temporary crowns where needed. Dr. Tetri’s precise microsurgical technique allowed him to achieve the desired result, restoring the patient’s function and reducing gum inflammation.
Before: The picture shows non harmonic unpleasant smile with excessive gums showing on the back.
After: Certain gum procedures were completed to put the gums on the same level to make it look symmetrical which gave it a new pleasant natural smile and look.
Before. Patient’s smile shows an excessive gingival display (or “gummy” smile)[frontal view]
This patient presented with excessive gingival display, which shortened the appearance of her teeth, and aesthetically affected her smile.
After. Patient’s “gummy” smile is corrected with micro plastic surgery [frontal view]
With periodontal plastic micro-surgery, Dr. Tetri was able to correct this patient’s excessive gingival display, creating a more proportional, healthy smile and restoring the patient’s confidence.
Before. Lost bone volume in sinus area as the result of toothless patient’s bone shrinkage
This patient, who had been edentulous for many years, experienced resultant loss of bone volume in the sinus area. In order to place implants in the upper jaw, a sinus lift was necessary.
After. Sinus lift restored bone volume in the sinus area
Sinus Lift procedure created added bone volume in the sinus area, allowing sufficient material to anchor the dental implants.
Before. 3-D scan shows severe bone loss in upper jaw
Before. 3-D image shows dramatic bone loss and gaping hole in the maxillary jaw
Patient experienced severe upper jaw trauma that caused loss of teeth and dramatic bone loss as a result.
After. 3-D scan shows that the bone volume in the upper jaw has increased extensively after bone graft surgery
After. Through the use of the latest bone graft material, Infuse Bone Graft™, volume in the patient’s maxillary jaw will be fully restored
The patient’s bone volume will be restored utilizing the newest advanced bone grafting material called Infuse Bone Graft™, which consists ofrhBMP-2 (Recombinant Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2).