Changing Lives One Smile At A Time
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600 39th Ave SW, Puyallup, Washington 98373
Hover over the image of a patient and scroll left and right to see the transformation.
Jacki arrived to her first appointment with Dr. Zingerman with a clear goal in mind. Jacki said she was tired of her partials and missing teeth and would like to have something permanent that she could chew with, smile with, and make her feel whole again.
Dr. Zingerman got right to work, taking time to discuss what Jacki all of the treatment options we could offer to accomplish her goals. Jacki selected a highly esthetic dental bridge that would be a great permanent solution to replace multiple missing teeth while also looking natural and restoring strength. The transformation of her smile is stunning and her smile now lights up any room that she walks into!
“My time with Dr. Zingerman (Dr. Z) has been amazing! He treatment me with exceptional care and my teeth have never looked better. I am very grateful for all the care he has give me and now look forward sharing my smile with the world again!”
Tamara was one of Dr. Zingerman’s first dental patients and she holds a special place in his heart due to the amazing transformation of her smile that he was honor to see and be a part of first hand. Tamara came to Dr. Zingerman with many mismatched composite restorations on her front teeth that she said looked like a calico cat. She wanted to have a brand new smile and entrusted Dr. Zingerman to be the one to help her with the smile design and makeover process.
Dr. Zingerman and Tamara discussed all treatment options, and together decided to move forward initially with orthodontic treatment to help move Tamara’s teeth into the proper position for optimal esthetics and fiction of her new smile. After Tamara completed orthodontic treatment, Dr. Zingerman worked with the dental lab to construct an esthetic model to show Tamara what was possible for her new smile. This was very helpful for discussing together what shape, size, and shade Tamara was most happy with for her teeth. Each patient is unique in what they value and like most, and Dr. Zingerman enjoys taking the time with his patients to discuss and understand what they want for their new smile. Tamara made helped select what she liked most and helped Dr. Zingerman in shaping her final transformation. She chose highly esthetic porcelain veneers for eight of her upper anterior teeth and esthetic composite bonding for eight of her lower anterior teeth. This gave her a bright and sparkling new smile that was a night and day difference from where she began. On her final day of smile transformation, when Tamara saw her new smile in the mirror for the first time, tears of joy filled her eyes and she gave Dr. Zingerman the biggest hug to say thank you for the amazing gift of a brand new smile.
“My journey from where my smile was to where it is today was well worth it. I told Dr. Zingerman that now, every day, my husband always asks me before I go to work and first thing when I come home if he can see my smile again. What an amazing gift! Thank you so much Dr. Zingerman!”
Ten years ago, Anne came to Dr. Zingerman because she wanted to “bring back her smile.” Anne was unhappy with her how her teeth looked and had lost confidence because of how she felt others perceived her at work or at home. She told Dr. Zingerman that she never smiles anymore and wanted that to change.
Dr. Zingerman enjoyed spending time with Anne discussing together what her hopes for her new smile would be, bringing back not only the esthetics but also the function of what she had years ago. After a comprehensive exam and treatment planning consultation, Anne was very excited to move forward with a plan that would best suit her wants and needs. She now smiles with full confidence and says she wishes that she would have known Dr. Zingerman years before the met so he could help her recapture the smile she loves now!
“Dr. Zingerman is the most gentle and calming dentist I have ever know. I have a lot of anxiety built up from years spent with dentists who created fear or a sense of guilt about my teeth, but Dr. Zingerman has changed all of that for me! He truly has changed my dental story and I now actually look forward to going to my dentist. I can’t say enough great things about the way he cares for me and all of his patients. I will be a patient at Dove Family Dentistry for life, and I have continued to tell all my family, friends, and coworkers that Dove Family Dentistry is where they want to be to have a team that is dedicated to go above and beyond for each of their patients at every visit.”
Neil has been a patient at Dove Family Dentistry for the past 13 years. During that time, he had multiple crowns and fillings placed. Most recently, Neil wanted to address his three front teeth. The two top front teeth had discolored over time due to staining of fine fracture lines in the teeth and decay around the existing fillings. The chipped edges had been repaired/ smoothed in the past but due to the constant wear, Dr. Vantramp recommended two, all-porcelain, and crowns to match the crowns already in place on either side. The bottom tooth had a prior root canal done and was frail due the lack of tooth structure remaining after the decay was removed. Dr. Vantramp was able to match the adjacent teeth beautifully and Neil could not be happier with his brighter, more youthful new smile.
Scott was unhappy with his smile due to the chipped teeth, open spaces and darker shade. Eight porcelain crowns and veneers were placed to create a cosmetically pleasing smile. Scott now loves his smile.
“Wow! What can I say? I am so excited about the results of all of my dental work at Dove Family Dentistry. The staff is by far the best group of professionals I have ever dealt with in any medical office. The attention given to me and my family goes way beyond normal practices. Dr. Vantramp has a winning team and the final results that I now have allow me to smile in a way that prior to this work embarrassed me. Thank you again for your expertise and awesome staff.”
Instead of going through the orthodontic process, Dr. Vantramp was able to cosmetically align Sydney’s upper anterior teeth. Her uneven smile line was corrected with eight, all-porcelain crowns. Her lower teeth were recontoured to correct the uneven height until more definitive care in the future.
“Over the past 15 years, I have received great treatment at Dove Family Dentistry. When I decided to have cosmetic work done, it was one of the best decisions I have made! I am so excited and happy with my new smile and could not be more pleased with my dental care as I was having the work done. Thank you so much Dr. Vantramp and staff!”
Kristi fell down the escalator while at work, severely damaging her front teeth. The trauma she experienced damaged the roots of her teeth, requiring two extractions and the placement of one implant. Four crowns were placed and gum grafting was done to restore her original smile.
Annie completed orthodontic treatment but needed to cosmetically enlarge her peg laterals to finalize her beautiful smile. Dr. Vantramp placed two porcelain veneers to close the spaces and to even out her smile line.
Kathleen had many composite (tooth colored) fillings throughout her mouth. Over time, these fillings became chipped and discolored. Dr. Vantramp recommended veneers as a more conservative way to enhance her beautiful smile. In the past, Dr. Vantramp had put porcelain crowns on her molars. When Kathleen was ready to restore her front teeth, we were easily able to match the existing work by taking a custom shade. In the end, Kathleen decided to have five empress veneers and one porcelain crown done and is now happier than ever with her new smile.
“I had many discolored and cracked front teeth. Dr. Vantramp suggested veneers. Now they look so much better. I was concerned that they would get loose, but I even eat corn on the cob with no problem. I am very glad that I had them fixed!”
Nick had not had his teeth cleaned in 4-5 years. He was brushing once per day and rarely flossing. This allowed tartar (plaque that has hardened) to build up on his teeth both above and below the gumline. On the before picture, the veneered tartar and plaque can be seen on the teeth, making them look textured. This build up caused the gum tissue to be red and swollen.
It took several appointments of a procedure called “Scaling and Root Planing” (commonly referred to as a “deep cleaning”) to clean this patient’s teeth. In the after picture you can see how smooth and white his teeth look. By brushing 2 times per day, flossing regularly, and coming in for regular maintenance visits, Nick will have healthier gums and a brighter smile.
Ron had old composite (white) fillings placed years ago at previous dentist. Over the years with wear and tear, those old fillings wore down and became brittle. Ron chipped the edge of his front tooth, leaving a jagged discolored smile line. Dr. Vantramp decided to take a more conservative approach and did a ¾ porcelain crown to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible. Ron decided to do both front teeth for better symmetry and cosmetic appearance. A custom shade was taken for a perfect color match and the end result was a happy patient with a beautiful smile.
Sally originally had crowns placed on her two front teeth over 20 years ago. She was unhappy with the recession and discoloration that had developed over time. Dr. Vantramp and Sally agreed that the best treatment option would be to replace the existing crowns with two all-porcelain (no metal) crowns.
Sally decided to bleach her teeth before her crowns were made so that they would match the brighter smile she wanted to have. We had a custom shade selected to best match her natural tooth color. In just two weeks she had a beautiful new and confident smile!
“I love my teeth! I used to avoid smiling as much as I could, but now I smile all I want. Thank you!”
Around 15 years ago, Neil came to Dove Family Dentistry wanting to improve the aesthetics of his teeth. He had a lively smile but did not like the shape and spacing of his teeth. Neil was also concerned with the severe wear on his teeth. He was happy with the fit of his upper and lower partials but was worried he may lose the rest of his teeth if he did nothing.
Neil was not interested in proceeding with implants, so he and Dr. Vantramp sat down and came up with a treatment plan that would best suit his needs.
Neil’s bite was opened by adding (5) new teeth to his existing partial so that (6) new porcelain crowns could be made in the front to improve his smile and appearance. Composite bonding was also added to his lower front teeth to fill in the areas of wear.
Dr. Vantramp was able to take an extensive treatment plan and modify it so that it was attainable for Neil. He now smiles with confidence and because of the positive experience he had at Dove Family Dentistry, he has referred many of his friends and family to us.