This process involves designing smile by analyzing a person’s facial and dental proportions. A predetermined series of high-quality facial and dental photographs help understand the relationship between teeth, gums, lips and smile with the facial features.
Maddy was missing a front tooth and wore a removable partial denture for many years. The tooth was replaced utilizing a fully ceramic (porcelain) fixed bridge with the support of adjacent teeth.
This option requires two visits. First visit is to prepare the teeth, make impression (mould) and place a temporary Bridge. The final bridge is cemented in the second visit.
Since adjacent teeth have to be prepared to insert a bridge, more and more people are opting for implant supported replacement of teeth.
Missing teeth can also be replaced using composite (white filling materials). This option requires a single visit and is built up with support of adjacent teeth as well. A composite bridge is not as robust as a Ceramic or Metal bridge and may require more long-term maintenance.
Louie presented with missing back teeth and severely worn out front teeth. He was hoping to improve his smile.
Teeth beyond repair were removed, Worn out teeth were built up using composite filling materials and a partial denture made to replace the missing teeth.
Freddy felt her front teeth were too short and did not show enough while smiling.
She wished to keep costs low. There was a crown on the upper right central tooth which we decided against removing to avoid complications. Since it is hard to bond (glue) filling materials to ceramic we used a wire supported by adjacent teeth as scaffolding to increase the length of the crown.
Since it is hard to bond (glue) filling materials to ceramic we used a wire supported by adjacent teeth as scaffolding to increase the length of the crown.
Composite filling material was used to increase the length of other teeth. The teeth on the partial denture were finally replaced to complete the ‘makeover’.
Ed had worn out all his teeth due to a nocturnal grinding habit.
The teeth were all built up using composite filling materials. After a certain trial period the front teeth will receive ceramic veneers and some posterior teeth will have crowns placed on them for long term stability.