This lovely lady in her mid-thirties, has two side front teeth that were mismatched in size and shape. These teeth were malformed during tooth development. The left second front tooth had a shortened gum height and was slightly narrower than the right tooth. These teeth were bonded with a tooth coloured filling as a direct bonded veneer as a medium term measure.
After a couple of years, our patient was ready for a more permanent tooth coloured restoration. A “gum lift” procedure was performed to raise the gum height approximately 1.5 mm, on the patients second left upper front tooth. Both lateral incisors (second front teeth) were then finally restored with 2 porcelain veneers.
March 20th is designated World Oral Health Day. The theme for this year is “Be Proud of Your Mouth”.
This gentleman had severely worn and rotated upper front teeth. The grinding and teeth wear pattern had badly abraded the tooth structure as they were really a long way out of alignment and terribly rotated. The tooth colour was very dark and there were many spaces between teeth.
This patient in her later forties, had resorption of the root of her upper right front tooth. This can happen after trauma. In this case, it was a prematurely aged tooth, due to its being badly damaged in an accident, then rebuilt with a root canal treatment, followed by a large post reinforcement and metal/porcelain crown. This can happen to a small percentage of heavily damaged teeth and is a form of bone inflammation around a tooth root.
This poor tooth was removed and a titanium dental implant was immediately placed.