Dental crowns are used to restore heavily broken down or heavily restored teeth, to improve the structural integrity of the teeth, providing a far better prognosis. The modern, all-ceramic crowns combine excellent strength, while achieving fantastic aesthetics.
The traditional crowns, which consisted of a metal substructure with overlying porcelain, had the associated ‘grey line’ around the gum.
The modern crowns have no metal substructure, so there is no ‘grey line’ around the gum and they boast far superior aesthetics, due to their translucent properties as there is no metal substruture, which allows light to pass through them, as it does with the natural teeth, maximising aesthetics and the natural appearance.
This lady presented complaining of repeated infection from her canine tooth and poor aesthetics from the front teeth and the bridge replacing the lateral incisor providing poor aesthetics with a subsequent gap.
Dr James Bough phased treatment in order to guarantee long-term success.
Initially root canal treatment was provided on the canine which had suffered repeated infection for a number of months and previously gone untreated. This was then allowed to stabilise in order to guarantee success.
Following stabilisation, the final aesthetics were planned using 3D models, to be able to visualise the desired end result. This was a more complicated case, as teeth were ‘congenitally’ missing, so missing teeth had to be replaced and other teeth had to be masked to look like other teeth!
The end result was achieved using dental bridges, crowns and veneers and the patient was very pleased with the final, natural, appearance.
“The outcome of my treatment was excellent.”