Saturday, July 14, 2012


Jenny's trips to Nashville, from Louisiana  enabled DRL to make her smile,   her way!

Jenny's   before smile:   Jenny came to us from Louisana. She drove 8 hours each way to  re-create the smile she had when she was 18 y/o!  She said she did not like her smile.  DRL asked, what do you not like about your smile?  Jenny replied: 1) It is crooked, it goes up on the left side;  2) I do not look like myself, my identity was changed, when they made this smile, it is not me;  3) The top teeth are too smile, they do not compliment my lips, "I hate them and have hated them for 20 years."  DRL agreed, the smile was not Jenny, it was for someone else. It was not made--her way. Jenny confided to DRL, she often hid her smile, being self-conscious that she did not like her smile! Dr.L said he could "fix that, very quickly."
Jenny's after smile.   DRL   placed dental implants for both upper and lower jaws.  From there, he created a smile design pattern that complemented Jenny's facial features, and with her help, made  Jenny's smile, her way.  Note, the teeth have a positive curve downward,  often referred to a   "positive smile."  This smile duplicated Jenny's smile that she had when she  graduated high school.  Note the teeth are now straight across, they have a feminine appearance. Females have more rounded teeth, they usually show more, the front of the upper jaw grows down more on females than males.  This gives a female, a more youthful, sexy appearance!  No matter what age patient we treat, we suggest  teeth  made to remove 10-20-30 years from their age. Usually, our patients agree--they want to look more youthful! However, if a patient wants a more dignified appearance, we do that too!  We make smiles, the way patients want their smile to look! 
DRL's created another incredibly more youthful and sexy smile!   What  more fun can there be than to be an artist, one dedicating his passion to the pursuit of smiles individually suited for every new patient he sees!

Smiles are a definitive part of  all of us!  Smiles personify a patient's personality and persuasive charm!   .   Collaborating in the re-creation of Jenny's smile, the way she wanted it, is a  work of joy for DRL.  .  DRL always finds new joy in the creation of another new smile, made a patient's way, fitting their face, collaborating  with God in the resurrections of smiles,  the way patients like their smiles!  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Here's Dave's close up of his pre-treatment smile.  The two front teeth crowns are old, discolored and the gums have severely pulled back exposing the darkened roots. 
Here's Dave's new zirconia crowns.  We also bleached Dave's  natural teeth so he would have a brighter, whiter smile! Look at the improved color of all  natural lower teeth; this is a result of  Dr. L's tooth bleaching systems, and Dave's following  Dr. L.s better oral health and smile improvement suggestions. 
                                                   Here's Daves new big white smile!
 Dave first came to see us for a back tooth, toothache.  Dave had serious gum disease.  Dave wanted to keep his teeth and took to Dr. L's gum health improvements like a duck takes to water!    Dave has become an avid Hydroflosser.  His gum pockets have resolved 50% or more.  Great Job Dave!  Now, with an smile upgrade, Lori, it is your turn, next!   Let's get started soon! 


Tom came to visit  our office. It had been about 5 years since we performed a smile upgrade  with 6 dental implants.  The girls in our office are of the opinion Tom looks like Robert Redford (Tom corrected me, he said: "A young Robert Redford."   Tom is now a non smoker--he had a heart attack and now is following Dr.L's recommendation to stop  smoking for better physical and dental health!

Tom is a great guy, and Dr. L. enjoyed creating a smile for Tom.    Tom helped  design his smile, his
                      way.  Remember, Dr. L's motto is Your Smile is made Your Way.       


Doris has a tooth grinding habit. She grinds her lower jaw back and forth. Look at what  happens when you grind your teeth, back & forth!  The upper front teeth are knife edge thin.  The lower teeth are badly worn downward in an unattractive shape.  both upper and lower front teeth are worn through the enamel into the inside of the  teeth.  
Doris had two choices in treatment.  One, she could have all of her upper  and lower teeth crowned. Or, two, she could crown the upper front six teeth, remove the lower incisors, drop the bite down there, place two implants and make a lower front porcelain bridge.  This is the treatment plan that Doris chose. 
Doris  now has two lower jaw implants that support the lower front  porcelain bridge.  Doris  has 6 upper anterior zirconia crowns.   She also has a lower right  jaw implant for the replacement of her  missing lower right side first molar. 
Doris loves her  new smile!     Doris helped design her smile  her way!  Dr. L. and Doris give "thumbs up" to the Doris's   new smile!