Hai Qing, Ph.D, DMD, FACP is an American Board-certified Prosthodontist, specializing in smile makeover. Dr. Qing teaches as an assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, lectures and published multiple articles on cosmetic dentistry. The foremost principle of cosmetic dentistry is to prioritize oral health and function. Any cosmetic procedures should begin with the most conservative approaches, respect dental material science and the biology of the patient, and safeguard or even improve oral health and function, rather than compromising them.
Following this principle, please find below three real-life examples of cosmetic procedures that Dr. Qing has performed on patients
Actual patient 1
A tennis player from Doylestown had undergone two composite bonding procedures on her front teeth, but they became stained over time. She was seeking a more durable and stain-resistant option, such as ceramic veneers, and wanted to enhance the shape and contour of her front teeth. Aesthetic procedures performed: Tooth whitening, Smile design, Occlusion adjustment and Porcelain veneers. Click the picture to see more details.
Actual patient 2
A student from the University of Pennsylvania suffers from 1)front teeth discoloration due to root canal treatment; 2) white spot lesions caused by demineralization around the orthodontic brackets. Aesthetic procedures performed: Tooth whitening, smile design, post, and ceramic crowns. Click the picture to see more details.
Actual patient 3
Despite being successful in her academic career, a young professor at the University of Pennsylvania lacked confidence in her smile. She approached Dr. Qing, a prosthodontist, with the chief complaint of having a gap and unevenness in her front teeth. Aesthetic procedures performed: smile design and ceramic veneers. Click the picture to see more details.