Issue: Missing teeth, visible roots above front crowns, and upper front teeth closing behind the lower front teeth. He wanted a natural looking smile and to laugh without concern of how his teeth looked.
Solution: The combination of tooth loss and positioning of remaining teeth made it impossible to satisfy his goals and keep the upper teeth at the same time. Braces were placed on the lower teeth to improve positioning, the upper teeth were removed, six implants were placed, and a zirconia hybrid was secured in place on the implants.
Issue: Two badly infected and broken upper front teeth as well as poor alignment of his teeth overall.
Solution: Through a process involving extractions, bone grafting, and braces we were able to achieve a healthy, infection free point which allowed dental implants to be placed and utilized to replace the two missing front teeth.
Issue: One lower right molar had been missing for several years and the other lower right molar was broken and decayed to the point that restoring it was not likely to be a long term successful solution.
Solution: 3-D planning imagery and software from our cone beam CT scan machine in the office allowed us to determine the best position for the implants and create a custom surgical guide utilized while placing the implants, all of which resulted in properly positioned implants and natural appearing crowns.
Issue: A broken and non-restorable molar on the lower left had to be extracted. The bite and function of the existing lower teeth was not ideal; note the metal exposed on the lower back crowns where she had worn through the porcelain.
Solution: A guided surgery approach was used to place her implant exactly where it needed to be to support the ideal location for the new tooth. The worn back teeth were rebuilt with new crowns to create ideal function and provide needed space for the restoration of the worn and chipped lower front teeth. See the restoration of the lower front teeth in the “Full Mouth Reconstruction” section of our smile gallery.
Issue: An accident resulted in the eventual loss of his upper front tooth.
Solution: Implant placement and a zirconia crown to restore the missing tooth.