Nancy has been unhappy with her teeth for quite some time and is also not fond of dental work. But Nancy decided it was time and worked up the courage due to having problems with her teeth as well as her son’s upcoming wedding. Nancy wanted her teeth to look great but also wanted to fix her teeth so that she would not continually have problems that would require dental visits. Her main concern with her smile was the spaces between her teeth. Nancy’s case started the same way all of our more complex cases begin with a bite assessment and diagnosis which includes photos, models of the teeth and a mock-up of her new teeth built in wax.
During the planning process it was noted that Nancy’s bite was not level which produced uneven pressure on certain teeth causing breakage. Cosmetically, it was noted Nancy did not display enough of her teeth when smiling or with her lip relaxed. With this information Nancy’s new smile was built in wax for preview and evaluation.
Next, Nancy was able to see what it would look and feel like in her mouth with preliminary or trial restorations. My job was to evaluate the function. If one or more of the trial restorations were to chip or crack it would provide valuable information to make her bite work properly and would be modified. Nancy did require some refining. Once Nancy was happy with the look and feel of the trial restorations and they were functioning nicely the final restorations were competed. Nancy is absolutely thrilled with her new smile and it will serve her will for a long time. Nancy’s case was completed with convention filling material to stay in her budget and she chose a removable partial denture to replace her lower back teeth.
Nancy, you look great!!! It was our pleasure to work with you and we are looking forward to helping you maintain your new smile.
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