We are pleased to present these Dental Implant examples for your consideration. Many additional before and after photos are available for review in our office at the time of your consultation.
Due to an unfortunate accident, this young nurse lost one of her front teeth. She was determined to have an implant placed to look as if she had never lost the tooth.
Note how natural the dental implant crown looks now that it is in! It looks as if it is growing out of the gum just as are the natural teeth next to it. You would never know that this is an artificial man-made tooth!
Additionally, one of the hardest things that we as dentists do is to match the replacement tooth to the existing tooth next to it. Both Christine and I were very happy with the functional and esthetic outcome of her implant restoration.
This young woman was born with the most common congenital dental abnormality, which is the absence of the two teeth that sit beside her two front teeth, also known as lateral incisors. Fortunately for her, her orthodontist elected to maintain the space that would have been occupied by these teeth so that when she became of age, she could have proper replacement teeth made for her. Many times the orthodontist will close the gap by moving the teeth (canine teeth) next in line into the space. After doing so, no matter how hard the cosmetic dentist tries, it never looks right due to having odd shaped teeth in the wrong place.
Growing up, Rebecca had a series of flippers (removable teeth), and Maryland bridges (a replacement tooth bonded to the backs of the adjacent teeth). Neither alternative looked good, nor felt like natural teeth in her mouth.
Now in her mid-twenties, Rebecca was ready and excited to get dental implants in the spaces that were maintained.
Note how natural the implant crowns look. Additionally, Rebecca is able to brush and floss around these crowns in a normal way, since each tooth is individually supported and not connected to the adjacent teeth. For the first time in her life, she has a normal-feeling mouth.
For Rebecca, who endured her teen years and early twenties with unnatural substitutes — this was a dream come true!
People who lose front teeth have to endure wearing a removable tooth on a plate that presses against the back teeth. They can be made to look good and feel alright.
That was not the case with this forty year old woman. She came to me with an implant already in place and ready to be restored with a crown. She had the unattractive removable tooth, which was in the place during the time the implant was healing.
I made her two veneers and one crown in addition to the implant crown, which gave her the smile that she deserved. She is extremely happy with the result. The after photo was taken five years after the work was completed.
Please note how natural the crowns look, especially the dental implant crown. The height of the gum is equal to the tooth next to it (not so in the before photo) and the tooth appears as if it is growing out of the gum just like the other natural teeth.