The shock of losing your front teeth
A few months ago a patient attended my clinic with a longstanding infection associated with 2 of his upper front teeth. My investigations showed that it was impossible to treat these teeth, they had to be removed. The patient was obviously very surprised at this and did not expect to be losing teeth that were so crucial to his appearance and function. Our plan was to replace these 2 teeth with dental implants following treatment of the infection.
The patient relied heavily on this treatment to give him a natural and functional smile back. He was wearing a partial denture in the interim period whilst we waited for the implants to integrate. He realised how ineffective a partial denture is compared to natural teeth.
Perfect healing and perfectly natural looking teeth
After 3 months of healing, the implants were ready to be restored. Our lab technician, Stephen Green, was able to make the new teeth match exactly to the patient’s existing teeth. The slight wear and tear associated with his existing teeth was mimicked perfectly to give an absolutely natural appearance with the final restorations. Working to this standard requires precision and attention to detail, I am delighted that we met, and maybe exceeded, our patients high expectations.
As you can see from these images, the wear characteristics are mimicked perfectly and the teeth therefore look natural.
In his own words…
“Excellent work and outstanding result. I have been attending this dental clinic under the previous dentist for many years. When I heard it was under new ownership I was concerned as I have always had a fear of dental treatment. I needn’t have worried. Dr Patel, Luke, Zoe and the team were completely professional and friendly in all aspects and the clinic is modern and pleasant. The treatment I had over 3 months, – surgery, implant, crowns, root canal, replacement fillings and teeth whitening have been wonderfully successful, reasonably priced AND…….. didn’t hurt at all ! I can now smile and laugh again properly showing my teeth 🙂 They have certainly won my trust over very quickly and I don’t have any more fear of attending the dentist. I thoroughly recommend Infinity dental clinic Leeds”
- Mick P
Thank you for reading
- Dr Mohsin Patel
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