In revisiting some of our favorite case studies of the recent past we were reminded of Elizabeth. Elizabeth had just moved to Colorado and was ready for a new smile to go with her new start.
Elizabeth came to see Dr. Adler based on recommendations from friends. She wanted to improve the appearance of some of her restorations. More than anything she wanted her whole smile to look good and balanced.
Elizabeth before images
After listening to Elizabeth’s concerns Dr. Adler recommended that she replace her Maryland bridge with an all porcelain bridge. He also recommended placing porcelain restorations on five of her remaining upper anterior teeth to make sure that her smile would be symmetrical and look fabulous.
To get started Elizabeth first whitened her teeth with the ZOOM! Whitening system so that her lower teeth would be as white at her new upper teeth were going to be. During the Zoom whitening procedure, all of her gum tissue was isolated to keep it from getting exposed to the whitening solution and activating light. The whitening solution and Zoom light were applied in four 15 minute sessions. Elizabeth’s teeth were dramatically whiter by the end of the Zoom treatment.
Then eight of Elizabeth’s upper anterior teeth were prepped for the restorations including the bridge. Once the teeth had been properly shaped for the restorations, temporary crowns and bridge were placed. The temporaries looked almost as good as the crowns would, and already better than what she had had before. Impressions of the prepped teeth were sent to the lab for fabrication. Each restoration was custom made to ensure that the overall smile would be symmetrical, functional and aesthetically appealing. Once the crowns and bridge were back from the lab the temporaries were removed and the crowns were chemically bonded to the teeth to ensure the strength and longevity of the restorations.
The results are dramatic and speak for themselves (see below). Way to go Elizabeth!
Elizabeth after images