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Single All-porcelain Crown

This patient presented to our office with a complaint about the crown on one of the front teeth. She had had it crowned several years ago but was never happy with it. She felt it was bulky, too dark, too opaque, and didn’t like the dark line around the gum. This kind of crown is still placed by many dentists today. After we explained we could fix it to match more closely her other natural teeth ...

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Direct Composite Veneer

This patient was traumatically hit in the mouth and fractured his front tooth. We discussed options for restoring his tooth and decided the direct composite veneer was the best approach. It’s a conservative treatment with little to no tooth structure being removed and about a third of the cost of a porcelain veneer. I also felt I could match up his existing teeth the best with the composite vs ...

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Porcelain Veneer Case

Here’s a case we recently completed. She is a school teacher from Draper. She had had several composite fillings placed on her front teeth and was tired of always redoing them from staining and chipping and wanted a beautiful smile. We placed 8 porcelain veneers on her top front teeth. Note the slight laser recontouring on the front one to even up the gums. We also uprighted the teeth for a ...

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Laser recontouring Porcelain Veneer case

This is a common occurence we run into on porcelain veneer cases. The patient wants a beautiful smile but shows too much gums and the teeth are square looking. The solution is to recontour the gums. Dr Gleave used a laser. There is minimal bleeding and swelling so the tissue stays right when it is lasered. This photo shows the temporary acrylic veneers placed the same day as the lasering. ...

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Single Tooth Implant Case

This Salt lake City businesswoman had worn a 1 tooth denture for many years and wanted to have a more permanent solution. She chose a dental implant. Dr Rod Gleave placed the implant with a laser punch and 4 months later placed a porcelain crown on the dental implant. This is a much more conservative and longer lasting option than doing a bridge. ...

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Recent Smile Makeover Case

This patient is a nurse form Salt Lake. She was not happy with her smile for many years and came to us for advice. She had had some fillings placed on her front teeth and they were stained and she also didn’t like the color, length or shape. She also had a cross bite on the left side. We decided the best way to treat the case was to place porcelain veneers on the top 10 teeth and contour ...

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Dr Gleave Awarded LVI Fellowship

After a 3 years of studying at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies Dr Rod Gleave was awarded the LVI fellowship. He completed the 7 core courses focusing on premiere esthetics and cosmetic dentistry, along with extensive training in neuromuscular dentistry. Neuromuscular dentistry helps the patient who has a poor bite or is having TMJ joint pain and headaches. Dr Gleave has ...

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Salt Lake City Cosmetic Dentist Blog

Rodney S. Gleave D.M.D., a Salt Lake City cosmetic dentist offers his services to those in and around Salt Lake City, Utah.I love being a dentist and given the option to go back and choose again, I’d still be a dentist. I’ve been at it for over 20 years and I find dentistry just as challenging and rewarding today as when I was just getting started.This is the type of positive attitude ...

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Porcelain Onlays

This is a type of case we see often. The patient wanted to replace her old mercury fillings. Upon removal we found serious cracks and decay. Rather than grind the rest of the tooth away we decided to prepare teeth for a conservative crown or an onlay. The process is just about the same as doing a crown but we are able to save a significant part of the tooth. ...

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