This case was shortlisted in the multiple implant category at the UK Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2015.
This patient presented to the practice looking to fill in the gaps that had developed over time. He did not want to lose any more teeth, and wanted to restore everything back to the way it was. This presented a number of major challenges as there was considerable bone and gum loss in the sites were the teeth were removed. Consequently, bone grafts were required in three different places. The bone was gathered from the lower left side of the jaw and grafted into the defect sites. In total 8 implants were placed. All the natural teeth were restored using a mixtures of porcelain crowns and veneers. The final result is a fabulous success, as the aesthetics are excellent and the patient's functionality has been completely restored.
'Win the Smile of your Dreams' Case
This patient was the winner of our 'Win the smile of your dreams' competition that we ran to celebrate the opening of our practice.
This was a complicated case as there were several dental disciplines required to complete this case. The primary issue was the ugly, ungainly bridge that had been placed years previously which was too big and asymmetrical. The missing tooth had been knocked out 10 years previously and consequently the bone in this site was too thin for an implant. We carried out a bone graft harvested from his chin and grafted into the defect. After 3 months healing an implant was placed. However, due to the crowding in his lower front teeth, there was no space to restore an implant and the lower front teeth had to be straightened. This was carried out using an Inman aligner. The teeth were also whitened using our Zoom machine. Once the lower teeth were straight, three new porcelain crowns were placed on the upper front teeth. The final result is a fabulous success.
This patient presented with a missing canine (eyetooth) on his upper right side. It had never developed from birth. Consequently, as the tooth never developed the bone and the gum that accompanied the tooth never developed also. As a result the canine site was very thin. As the patient wanted an implant, it was necessary to develop the bone and the gum to provide a suitable medium for an implant to be placed. A block of bone was taken from his chin and grafted into the defect area. It was left to mature for 3months and then an implant was placed into the site. Following a further 3 months of implant maturation, the gum was manipulated to increase the bulk of gum around the implant. Following this the implant was restored and the result was a fabulous success.