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Dental Crowns & Veneers

Andrea


Treatment: Dental Crowns & Whitening

"I've lived with chipped, cracked, capped, crooked, discoloured front teeth for 30 years. I never imagined myself with a straight, white, toothy smile.

When my temporary caps fell off I never expected such an amazing 'fix'. I couldn't be happier with the result and couldn't recommend Dr. Matt and the team more highly.

Makes me smile."

Andrea

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Andrea didn't like her chipped and discoloured teeth which had resulted from a previous accident. She wanted a permanent fix using traditional methods. After discussion we whitened Andrea's teeth and then put dental crowns on her two front teeth in give her the most natural looking result.

Serena


Treatment: Dental Crowns & Whitening

"Matt and I carefully talked through what I wanted and what he could do and together came up with a solution we could both be happy with.  I wanted a natural look and Matt worked meticulously to give me 2 new front teeth that look like they're mine and like they've always been there. And best of all the colour and shape look so pretty and natural in photographs!

I can quite happily flash a big smile in my headshots now."

Serena

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Serena did not like it that she had one large discoloured cap on her front tooth that was wider and longer than the other. She was particularly conscious of it in photographs. We whitened Serena's teeth and discussed dental crowns on the discoloured tooth. However in order to get the proportions correct we both agreed to replace her crown and conservatively prepare the adjacent tooth in order to balance her smile without having to open "gaps" between her teeth.

  

Robert


Treatment: Porcelain Veneers

"I have never been someone into cosmetic  work. Rather reluctantly and after much persuasion (from family and friends) I agreed to have veneers and the other work completed by Dr. Matt. I am now enjoying all the compliments about my "new front teeth" and it is nice to have a smile back.  Really pleased with the result and the knowledge that there was a great dental team available to check and monitor the outcome of the work and now to maintain it with regular cleans and check ups."

Robert

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Robert came to us with chipped, thin and discoloured teeth from gradual "wear & tear". He wasn't particularly conscious of aesthetics as changes had happened very gradually over time, however friends and family had begun to make subtle and "not so subtle" comments. We veneered his front four teeth, giving Robert back as much length as possible, reducing the aging effect of shorter front central teeth relative to the ones beside them. We also whitened his teeth (this process occurring before his porcelain veneers were made up in order to do the best colour match on his veneers, and give him a natural looking result).

Sara


"I had been thinking of getting my teeth fixed for years. Not being one to put my faith into dentists lightly! I spoke to many cosmetic dentists before choosing to go with Matt Sumner and his team at Accent Dental. I couldn't be happier with that choice. My emphasis was on a natural smile and Matt made sure I was involved every step of the way to achieve the result I was after. I found him and his team easy to talk with and accommodating of all my questions and my fears. What could have been a daunting process was pleasant and rewarding."

Andrea

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Sara hated the markings on her front teeth. She felt she had a gummy smile and her "matching" teeth were of different lengths. She wanted to improve the look of her teeth with as little intervention as possible. After considerable discussion Sara opted to have a gum recontouring using our advanced laser technology, which in itself did wonders to bringing balance and harmony into the proportions's of her teeth. It also meant that we only had to do six porcelain veneers rather than the planned eight (thus making her treatment less invasive). It also had the advantage of reducing her "gummy" smile.

Beth 


Treatment: Six Dental Crowns

"Learning how to smile again was the most difficult part...I spent my adolescent years mastering how to hide my teeth, but no longer...There is nothing more satisfying to me as being able to laugh freely and openly...Dr. Matt Sumner has given me a beautiful, natural set of teeth that I will always be grateful for".

 

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When I met Beth she had significant wear on the inside of her upper front teeth, which had left her teeth very thin and weak on the tips.

This made Beth feel very self-conscious of their appearance, and also she was concerned about their lack of strength as they kept chipping and getting shorter.

The solution we settled on together involved dental crowns for her front six teeth as these were the most significantly affected. As you can see, both Beth and I were delighted with the final result.

   

Jo 


Treatment: 13 Dental Crowns, 12 Porcelain Veneers, 1 Bridge 

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In Jo's words:

"I have only praise for Dr. Matt and his team. They worked miracles on a mouth which suffered from years of neglect, poor dentistry and smoking. My non existent bite has been restored and my chipped, stained teeth replaced with some which are far superior, and subtly shaded to look natural. Perhaps it is because it has been cleverly done I am getting lots of comments on how well I am looking, but perhaps it is because I have learnt to smile openly again."

 
What we did:

We needed to open Jo’s bite to strengthen and prevent her from breaking any more of her back teeth, which up until then had been a significant problem. Opening her bite allowed us to create space in which we could do the cosmetic work she desired at the front of her mouth.

Jo wanted a very natural aesthetic. Overall we gave her a full mouth reconstruction, including 13 dental crowns, 12 porcelain veneers and 1 bridge. Minor laser was used to improve gum symmetry.

Because of the signifant amount of dental work required, we worked collaboratively to plan a staged approach incorporating long-term temporaries. This ensured Jo was comfortable with the new bite height of her back teeth throughout the process. 

   

If you would like to know more about any of our Dentistry services, including Dental Crowns or Veneers, please Contact Us.

Do you need a great Auckland dentist? Dr. Matt Sumner & his team of experts have established one of the leading boutique dentistry practices in Auckland. Using state-of-the-art technology, they provide the very best in general and cosmetic dentistry, with a total focus on your care and comfort. So when you need an expert for dental crowns or veneers, come see us at Accent, located for your convenience in Ponsonby, Auckland.
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