From A Nightmare To An Awesome Smile
No one ever plans to have significant dental problems. And while some dental problems are slow to form and chronic, others, like the case I am showing you today are sudden and unexpected.
It is one thing to break a back tooth. It is something entirely different when a front tooth or in this case two front teeth fail. If not panic, it gives you a sinking feeling and questions often come up, “Doc, is it hopeless? What am I going to look like when I get this fixed? Will it look natural?” All perfectly good questions.
Situations like this only affirm my choice many years ago to become a dentist. Dentistry in 2012 is awesome.
There is so much we can do to restore a mouth to a naturally appearing and healthy state and many times give the appearance that there was never anything wrong to begin with.
Sure it takes a lot of additional training, a commitment to continual learning, and an investment in the right technology, but it’s a great feeling to see a situation like this that appears hopeless in the patient’s eyes and be able to tell them, “We can fix this.”
In this particular case, while we were able to rebuild the front tooth, the lateral tooth was not savable and a dental implant was placed.
To say this case was tricky is an under-statement. But careful planning and execution resulted in a stellar outcome. But most importantly, the patient was very, very happy.