Before and After

Full Mouth Reconstruction


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A 58-year-old male patient presented himself at the dental clinic, plagued by a persistent issue with his teeth chipping. This issue had persisted over a long span of time and had evolved significantly. It all began when he was younger, noticing that a front tooth had chipped. However, as he continued to age, the problem had escalated. Not only had the initial chipped tooth deteriorated, but other front teeth had also started to experience chipping. This progression prompted the patient to seek a solution.

In his quest for answers, the patient had previously consulted his dentist, who recommended the use of a nightguard. The premise was that teeth grinding or bruxism might be contributing to the chipping. However, the nightguard proved to be uncomfortable for the patient, and an important observation was made by his wife who mentioned that she didn't hear any grinding sounds at night.

Upon conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the patient's dental condition, it became evident that the issue went beyond mere bruxism. The root cause of the chipping problem was traced to an occlusion that was misaligned. Additionally, the patient had several missing teeth at the back of his mouth, which had resulted in an overreliance on his front teeth for chewing and biting. This undue stress had significantly contributed to the chipping and wear on his front teeth.

Addressing this complex case required meticulous planning and a multifaceted approach. The primary objective was to correct the occlusion issue and restore the patient's dental health. The treatment plan encompassed a combination of dental interventions to ensure a comprehensive and long-lasting solution.

The patient underwent implant procedures at the back of his mouth to replace the missing teeth. These implants served to restore his ability to chew and distribute the force of biting evenly across all teeth. Additionally, a full set of new crowns was applied to repair and rejuvenate the worn and chipped front teeth. The crowns were custom-designed to match the natural appearance of his teeth, restoring both aesthetics and functionality.

The process was executed with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that the patient's unique dental needs and aesthetic preferences were met. The outcome was a successful restoration of the patient's dental health and a smile transformation that not only addressed the chipping issue but also improved his overall oral function and aesthetics.

In conclusion, the case of this 58-year-old male patient underscores the significance of a comprehensive approach in modern dentistry. By addressing occlusion issues, replacing missing teeth with implants, and applying custom-designed crowns, the patient's dental health was restored, and his chipping problem was effectively resolved. This complex case serves as a testament to the power of meticulous planning and tailored treatment in delivering life-changing results for patients.