Sometimes A Perfect Smile Isn’t Always What It Seems!

Sometimes A Perfect Smile Isn’t Always What It Seems!

In some cases, people have had extensive dentistry over many years that can superficially look fairly good. Although it may appear to be a perfect smile, the foundations of the teeth may be crumbling, causing catastrophic failure or pain. As a result, it can sometimes be necessary to consider a more drastic approach and possible removal of a number of teeth.

Could implants be the solution?

The patient, in this case, was referred to Green Square Dental by her dentist as a number of her teeth were failing. After a careful examination and detailed discussion, it was decided that the majority of the upper teeth needed to be removed as the ‘foundations’ were compromised.

There were two options
  • Option one would be to have an upper denture that would cover most of the roof of the mouth. This is a cost-effective way of replacing missing teeth but they can move around when eating and can be uncomfortable. Some people can tolerate a denture very well but others would like to replace them.

 

  • Option two would be to replace the teeth with an implant retained bridge (screwed in teeth). Implant treatment is generally considered to be the best way of replacing missing teeth as it gives a fixed aesthetic and comfortable result without anything covering the roof of the mouth. There is an increased investment and a considerable amount more work involved but the final outcome is worth it.

Once the patient’s teeth were removed it was necessary to place 6 implants in the upper jaw. A custom made milled bar is manufactured to screw onto the implants and is covered in porcelain to look like natural teeth.

Replacing teeth with implants can make a massive difference to everyday life. They give a more comfortable situation allowing you to eat what you want rather then what you are able to eat. Implants give more you more freedom and much greater confidence.

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