This patient came to see Dr. D'Angelo after his previous dentist told him that he should have his last few teeth removed
and have a denture
patient did not feel he was ready to wear dentures
! He did not realize just how important those last few teeth
A couple of teeth
, as insignificant as that dentist thought they were, are often the key to a more precise sensation of pressure and position during chewing. Although,
the patient had lost
a significant amount of bone
over the years due to an ill fitting partial denture
, we were able to improve the quantity of
with the use of specialized techniques.
Several dental implants
were then placed and subsequently restored with esthetic porcelain crowns
He now enjoys his meals because he can chew more efficiently, his food tastes better due to the lack of an acrylic appliance in his mouth and he is more confident in laughter,
speech and most other social interactions.
Front tooth - fractured root
Dental implant (and prevention of bone loss)
This patient was faced with the news that his front tooth
had a root fracture
needed to be removed.
He had seen enough bridges to know he did not want to irreversibly shave down his perfectly good neighboring teeth, then have to walk around with something fake looking.
He came to the dental office because of Dr. D'Angelo's experience in both cosmetic dentistry
and implant dentistry
After a thorough evaluation and a discussion of his options, he decided on an implant
placed immediately at the same visit as the tooth extraction
was then fabricated (also at the same visit).
Our patient left the office that day with a great looking tooth
, no pain
and a big smile
Several months later we bleached his remaining teeth
with the BriteSmile
technique and fabricated a very natural looking aesthetic porcelain
Loose bridge, decay, fractured tooth, pain
Dental implant, porcelain bridge (and prevention of bone loss)
This patient was having problems with her existing bridge. Unfortunately, it was determined
that one tooth had extensive decay making the tooth un-restorable.
The patient did not realize anything was wrong until another tooth fractured, causing her pain.
Both teeth needed to be removed and a bone preservation technique was performed to keep the bone from resorbing immediately after the
This successfully maintained the bone dimension for ideal implant placement. Two implants were placed and a new aesthetic porcelain
bridge was fabricated.
Our patient now has a solid feeling bridge and can chew with ease and confidence.