We always like to show our patients ‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos of different cases that have been completed in the dental office. All cases are different from one another, however, one thing in common is that they always leave with a smile on their face. That smile, of course, is to show off their new teeth.
In this particular case, the patient presented with discoloured and broken down front teeth. Regular dental fillings would not be able to fix the problem, so dental crowns had to be used in this case. Dr. Sims decided that 6 dental crowns in this case, would offer the best smile for this patient. Depending on how wide someone’s smile is – that will determine how many crowns are needed for the smile makeover.
For this particular case, the treatment was done in only two appointments. The first appointment consisted of Dr. Sims preparing the six teeth for the dental crowns. Once that was complete, dental impressions were taken of the newly prepared teeth to be sent off to the lab. The lab then made custom dental crowns that would offer the patient the most natural looking smile.
The dental crowns are made of porcelain to mimic the look of a real tooth. This is what makes the crowns look so natural. On top of that, the colour of the porcelain was matched to the patient’s other teeth. Once the dental crowns were delivered back to our office, the patient came back and they were permanently cemented into the mouth. This was done by removing the temporary crowns and simply gluing the dental crowns over the previously prepared teeth. This appointment only lasted about 30-45 minutes. The results were absolutely outstanding!
The Canadian Dental Association has a great write up for more information on dental crowns. You can find it here.