When small problems are neglected over time, they can become very big -- and that's just what happened to Kirsten. For 15 years she had suffered from increasing jaw pain and clicking because of the severe erosion of her teeth. They seemed to be almost melting away in front of her eyes and, when she came to see us, she realized that almost half of her original tooth volume had been worn away as a result of her acid reflux. After it was brought under control, we observed that Kirsten also showed excessive gum when she smiled. To reduce her gummy smile, we suggested a laser gum lift, and then determined the best way to repair her misaligned jaws and eroded teeth. A thorough study of her joints determined how her teeth should meet correctly (in order to relieve her pain), and the results were digitally recorded. We worked very precisely from the digital recording, preparing all 28 teeth to accept 28 porcelain restorations. The results were amazing: not only was Kirsten's longstanding jaw pain completely relieved, but her new smile was natural and perfectly proportioned."It was truly a life-changing experience for me" said Kirsten, who now has a smile to be proud of.