Smile Gallery

Smile Gallery

Durán & Martínez Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry has been providing high-quality dental care for more than 25 years. By following the concept of complete dentistry, which calls for thorough patient evaluations and a deep understanding of all parts of the mouth, Dr. Ramon A. Durán has produced beautiful, natural-looking results for many patients. Browse through the before and after photos below of patients who have received treatments such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants in San Juan. Contact Puerto Rico cosmetic dentist Dr. Durán at 787-754-2270 to schedule a consultation.


Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic films which are fabricated by a dental laboratory and cemented to the tooth surface. They require minimal, if any, reduction of the tooth enamel. Veneers are used to change the color, size and shape of the teeth, to close spaces and for any situation where you want to give a new "face" to the teeth. Working closely with specialized laboratories, we can achieve amazing aesthetic, natural-looking and durable results.

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Diastema Closure

The spaces between teeth can often be corrected with orthodontic treatment (braces). However, there are occasions where it may be beneficial or desirable to use resin materials to close these spaces.

For many patients, resin restorations (resin bonding) can provide an excellent alternative for gap closure. See the results in the following two cases.

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Bleaching and Bonding

Whitening or "bleaching" and composite resins (bonding) are common treatments when transforming smiles. These three cases demonstrate the combination of bleaching and bonding to produce dramatic smile enhancement.

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Upper Veneers

Six natural looking porcelain veneers in upper anterior teeth.

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Replacement of Silver Fillings

Dark silver fillings (amalgams) can be easily and safely replaced with natural-looking, tooth-colored restorations. Modern dental materials can provide patients with durable, extraordinary esthetic results.

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Anterior Fixed Bridge

Wendy was 49 years old when she came to our office and had a poor-looking fixed bridge on her front teeth. "I don’t like to smile, I don’t like the color and shape of my bridge and I see black spaces when I smile," she said.

She had lost her front four teeth at a young age and spent several years with a fixed bridge which she had never been satisfied with. Her gums had retracted due to her gum disease, creating dark spaces between the bridge and the gum which showed when she smiled. Using a laboratory that specializes in aesthetic restorations, we made a new fixed bridge, which we combined with pink ceramics to reproduce lost gum tissue. A very pleasing end result was achieved, restoring the beauty of her smile. “I can smile again. I love the way my teeth look; they look very natural and I can smile with confidence,” Wendy said.

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Smile Transformation with Veneers

An attractive smile is your best presentation card! Cosmetic dentistry gives us many possibilities to correct defects and improve imperfections that will allow you to smile with confidence. Here we present the case of Patricia; we used four porcelain veneers to achieve the result she wanted.

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Gum modification, bleaching and upper porcelain veneers combined with onlay veneers on the back teeth

Discover smile transformations with porcelain veneers.

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Bleaching and Porcelain Veneers

Gilberto was 39 years old when he first came to our office. He told us that he was not happy with his smile and that he almost never showed his teeth. He wanted his teeth to be longer and brighter. Additionally, he had some old resin fillings on his center teeth and a yellowish color to his teeth. Given this scenario, we recommended bleaching and the placement of four veneers on his four front teeth. The end result was an attractive and natural-looking smile.

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Oral Rehabilitation

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Porcelain Veneers

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Single Resin Veneer

A smile transformation can reveal its true value — not only in physical appearance, but also in the confidence that unfolds and the happiness the person expresses without inhibitions. Anne’s smile makeover consisted of placing a single resin veneer to replace an old filling, and closing a space on her left central tooth.

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Crowns

Rafael is 58 years old. He came to the office looking to improve the appearance and functionality of his crowns. The crowns were replaced and veneers were placed on two upper and two lower teeth for a more ideal outcome. "I’m very pleased with the result provided by Dr. Duran and his laboratory technician,” Rafael said. “They don’t look like crowns; they feel and look as if they were my own teeth."

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Implants, Crowns and Veneers

In this case, the patient now has an attractive, functional smile, thanks to the placement of implants, crowns and veneers.

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Gum Modification and Porcelain Veneers

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Smile Makeover with Veneers

Improving the appearance of a person’s front teeth has a rejuvenating effect on their entire face. Moreover, a beautiful smile can restore a person’s confidence and improve their self-esteem. Notice in this example how we were able to completely transform Estela’s smile.

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Implants

Dental implants are a safe and effective alternative for replacing a single tooth, several teeth or even the whole dentition. Implants can eliminate the need for a removable bridge, or the need to reduce adjacent teeth to support a fixed bridge. Using specialized laboratories, we can achieve results that look and feel like natural teeth.

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Bleaching and Resin Veneers

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Bleaching and Resin Veneers

Ernesto is a 76-year-old patient who wanted to improve the condition and appearance of his smile. In just a few visits, we restored the health of his teeth by treating his cavities and gum disease. His teeth were bleached moderately and resin veneers were placed on the two center teeth, transforming the appearance of his smile. With a fairly simple treatment, we produced a significant improvement in his smile.

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Resin Restoration of Fractured Teeth

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Modification of gum level and resin restorations to close spaces

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Transforming a smile using porcelain veneers

The results that can be achieved with porcelain veneers go hand-in-hand with the skills and experience of the doctor who places them and the laboratory technician that fabricates them. These images show a smile transformation done with porcelain veneers in our office, working together with a highly artistic ceramist in the states.

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