Years of bad habits and irregular visits to the dentist caused this patient’s teeth to deteriorate very quickly. Her top teeth were very uneven and heavily discoloured. Close friends and family always commented on how her teeth looked, which over time, caused the patient’s confidence to drop. She would never smile openly or laugh out loudly. Meeting new people was impossible and having photographs taken was never an option. This had a big impact on her life. She wanted to become the person she was, someone who was full of life and confidence.
After careful thought and planning, the best course of treatment recommended by Dr Dixit was to replace the existing crown and provide new porcelain crowns for the heavily filled and discoloured teeth. The teeth were prepared to the ideal shape for the crowns using custom-made templates to minimise drilling. A soft-tissue laser was used to painlessly recontour the gums enabling the final crowns to be of the ideal length for her face. The new colour was matched to perfection using a special hand-held shade taking device.
The patient was over whelmed with the results. Friends and family could not believe how confident it had made her. She was now able to hold her head up high and smile openly and laugh loudly.