Patient had previous orthodontic treatment, and retainers were used to maintain alignment, however, the upper retainer broke and upper teeth shifted out of place. In addition, the patient lost an upper front tooth causing the other teeth to shift even more. Embarrassed about her smile, the patient came to our practice because we could address all her dentistry issues.
We started with the foundation of her oral health, performing gum treatment and restoring cavities. The next step involved orthodontics on her upper arch to properly align the teeth, which took about 3 months. Since there was not enough room to place implants to replace the missing upper teeth, we added a natural looking porcelain crown and bridge work.
The results gave the patient a boost to her confidence. She can’t stop smiling now!
Our retired patient could not chew because she had lost all of her back teeth. As a result, her front teeth were spreading out and chipping as she was forced to use them to do all the chewing. She was not happy with the function or the appearance of her teeth.
Rather than a removable prosthetic, the patient wanted something as close to natural teeth as possible. Implants were the right option for her dental needs. First, we improved the foundation of her oral health with gum treatment and removal of teeth that could not be saved.
Next, we moved to orthodontics to close the spaces and get the teeth into better alignment. Then we placed the implants and finalized the restoration with porcelain crowns over the implants. The patient loves her smile and is thrilled that she can eat whatever she wants without embarrassment!