How Taylor Fixed Her Discolored Front Tooth [VIDEO]


Do you have a tooth that’s discolored or damaged?

Do you wish you could fix it, but you’re apprehensive about seeking dental care?

That was the case for Taylor, one of Dr. Steve Gorman’s real patients.

To briefly explain Taylor’s background:

Taylor is a nurse from the Twin Cities who’s been working extremely hard to help people throughout the pandemic.

She had a sports injury when she was younger that caused damage to one of her front teeth.

I had a tooth that was starting to darken, and I knew that some kind of cosmetic care was going to be needed.

Before Taylor's Smile Transformation

How Taylor found our North Oaks dentist

Taylor was initially nervous about seeking cosmetic dental treatment because she anticipated needing a whole set of teeth.

She wasn’t sure:

  • How to go about fixing the darkness of her tooth
  • How many teeth she needed to have done to achieve her goals

However, Taylor happily came across our practice when doing a Google search, looking for dentists in the St. Paul area.

I was reading reviews and instantly saw the amount of praise with not only the work done but the care provided that The Gorman Center offers and was interested right away to get a consultation.

She also checked out our Instagram page… This text opens a new tab to our Instagram page… and was very impressed by our patients’ before-and-after photos.

From that first impression, Taylor knew that she’d be in good hands and was really excited to have our team take a look at her teeth.

Taylor’s experience at The Gorman Center for Fine Dentistry

When I first met with Dr. Gorman, his whole staff was super friendly – really warm and engaging. I felt like I had been seeing them for years.

Our staff sat with Taylor and took the time to get to know her, her smile’s condition, and address any of her concerns. Then they thoroughly discuss her options and what they’d entail.

What I appreciated about Dr. Gorman was that we not only talked about conservative options but also the longevity of the care I’d have done.

Then, Dr. Gorman and Taylor decided on a solution that was in her best interest.

The treatment plan

Taylor’s main focus was the color of her teeth; she wanted her new smile to look whiter. But she also wanted softened canine teeth and for everything to match in shade and shape to her natural teeth.

Taking Taylor’s needs and wants into consideration, Dr. Gorman proposed using two cosmetic treatments: porcelain veneers and dental bonding.

The smile transformation process

After agreeing upon the selected treatments, it was time to begin!

Throughout both procedures, we made sure she was completely comfortable and relaxed.

Here’s a preview of what each procedure entailed:

Porcelain veneers

First, Dr. Gorman took impressions of Taylor’s teeth, which he sent to Edgar Jimenez, our in-house dental lab ceramist.

Edgar and Dr. Gorman are both AACD… This text opens a new tab to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry website… accredited professionals, which means they’re cosmetic dentistry experts! They’ll combine their skills and experience to give you optimal results.

Next, Dr. Gorman placed temporary veneers on her teeth. This helped her get acclimated to her new smile while Edgar crafted her permanent veneers.

Once the permanent veneers were ready, Dr. Gorman checked to see that the fit, shape, and color of the restorations were perfect. Then he permanently secured them on her teeth.

Dental bonding

Dr. Gorman started by choosing a composite resin color that best matched Taylor’s smile.

Then, he prepared her teeth so the bonding material would adhere properly and applied a bonding agent.

Next, Dr. Gorman added the composite resin to the area and molded it into shape to blend seamlessly with the other teeth.

And at last, Taylor walked away with her gorgeous, new smile!

The result of Taylor’s smile transformation

Taylor After Bonding and Veneers

Taylor was super happy with her decision! She finally got the full, even, perfect smile she’d wanted for so long.

I was blown away by the conservative measures we were able to take for me to really fall in love with my smile. I would highly recommend anyone interested to get a consult with The Gorman Center.

We’re so glad we could help Taylor.

We always love meeting new patients!

If you’re interested in porcelain veneers or cosmetic bonding, keep reading!

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin tooth-colored shells bonded to the front of your teeth. They’re custom-made to match your smile and conceal dental flaws such as:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Gaps
  • Stains or discoloration

Veneers provide consistent, natural-looking color for your smile. They’re one of the most effective ways to make your smile appear whiter and healthier.

They’re incredibly durable and more resistant to stains and abrasion than your natural enamel.

Additionally, porcelain veneers can last 25 years or more with excellent care!

What is tooth bonding?

With cosmetic bonding, you can transform your teeth’s:

  • Shape
  • Length
  • Width
  • Spacing
  • Color
  • And more

Bonding is a tooth-colored resin that can easily be matched to your smile’s natural color.

This cosmetic dental service preserves your natural tooth structure, as it requires little to no modifications of your teeth. And one of the best features is it usually takes one visit to complete!

Dental bonding usually lasts between five to ten years.


Your North Oaks dentist uses the highest quality materials to help you maximize their lifespan.

Do you want to improve your smile?

Even if you’re not quite sure how you’d like to enhance it, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

It would be our pleasure to guide you throughout your smile journey.

The Gorman Center for Fine Dentistry offers several cosmetic services under one roof.

Dr. Gorman was the founding member and past president of the Minnesota Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (MACD)… This text opens a new tab to the MACD website…, an organization dedicated to advancing excellence in cosmetic dentistry and encouraging the highest standards of patient care.

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