"Please don't judge me, I haven't seen a dentist in many years!"
This is a common quote we hear from many patients who come through our doors. My usual reply is that we never judge! Instead, we are thinking of many different ways we can to address your concerns and how we can help you smile your best.
This case was so fun to restore. The story is that this kind patient (teeth pictured above) lost one of his front teeth, which was now being stabilized by a cantilever bridge supported by stainless steel window. Usually this is a temporary solution for a missing tooth, however the stainless steel had lasted over a decade! This patient was finally ready to replace it with a brand new bridge, as he disliked the esthetics (as you might guess!).
One of the important factors for this case was that it was front teeth we were dealing with - we need careful treatment planning and prosthodontics, since one wrong move will completely ruin a smile! So we took careful models (lower left photo) along with fabricating a life-like temporary bridge (lower right photo) as we created his porcelain bridge.
We cemented the bridge to the patient's delight! He and his wife were very happy with the final result!
Dr. Mat and Dr. Jen will occasionally post cases or pictures from our office!