Dental Implant Case Studies Duration of Treatment: Approx. 2.5 years
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Loose teeth from gum and bone disease
This patient presented with very loose teeth as a result of gum and bone disease. Our approach required a very comprehensive treatment plan, which included periodontics, dental implants, porcelain crowns and teeth whitening.
Initially, several teeth were too diseased and had to be extracted. Following this, the patient was seen by our hygienists for about 6 months to get her bone and gums healthier. We also used laser treatment to assist with this healing process.
Orthodontics were applied to the upper teeth to get the upper smile as good as possible before a cosmetic gingivectomy to get the gum heights of the teeth correct. This is very important, as the teeth can never look good unless the height and positioning to the gums is even and correct.
Once the remaining teeth were healthy and the upper teeth were in the correct position, implants were used to replace all missing teeth, upper and lower. These had to heal for 4 months before the crowns could be placed over the implants.
Finally, we whitened the remaining teeth to get a nice white colour before making the crowns to match the permanent teeth.