This is a wonderful little case which demonstrate how a simple treatment can make a big difference.
Initially this lovely patient presented complaining of the gaps in her lower front teeth. She was very conscious of smiling and very aware of the spacing on show. The image below shows her initial presentation.
We discussed options which included short term orthodontics, composite build ups (but this would be a difficult to achieve an aesthetic result due to the size of the spacing) or to accept the spacing. Short term orthodontics was the treatment of choice. Following an orthodontic assessment and consent the patient was provided with fixed aesthetically pleasing brackets from 3M and Quick Straight Teeth
After 8 months the treatment produced a very nice result. The spacing was closed and the patient was very happy with the end results. Following space closure, retention is incredibly important. This was provided with both a lingual fixed retainer and an essix removable retainer. We discussed restoration of the two unit space in the lower left quadrant which included, dental implants, bridge, denture or to leave. The patient opted to have a lower denture.
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Andrew Farr BDS(Hons) MJDF
At the end of 2017 I had completed the FDI Certificate in Implant Dentistry and was looking forward to this new and exciting chapter of Dentistry. I just needed the right patient.
The key to starting anything new is to know your limits and when dealing with dental Implants you really need to start with a simple single tooth case, ideally in the upper premolar region. This reduces the aesthetic risk and there is little anatomy of concern (ideally no Maxillary antrum sneaking forward!)
For you first Implant you need a good team – At Broad Street Dental surgery we are very fortunate to have dental nurses with over 20 years of Dental Implant experience. A mentor is also key and is recommended by the GDC when starting out in dental implants. A good mentor will help guide you through the treatment planning phase, placement and restoration of cases.
In this case a single Straumann SLActive implant was placed in the upper right first pre-molar area. There was sufficient bone and no bone grafting was needed. The implant was restored with a Zirconia screw retained implant. The new implant has provided improved function and aesthetics for the patient who was very happy with the results.
Maintenance is now the key to long term success and the patient has regular hygiene appointments at least every 6months.
Dental implants are now being provided regularly at the practice
If you are interested in dental implants or any other information please contact Broad Street Dental Surgery
or 01432 266899
Dentist Andrew Farr BDS(Hons)
Whether you have been a regular dental attendee all your life or have avoided the dentist like the plague due to anxiety or other factors, all patients are welcome at Broad Street Dental practice.
We are a family run practice in the heart of Hereford, where you will always find a welcoming smile at every visit to our clinic. We are able to provide a wide range of dental treatment ranging from general examinations, maintenance to complex full mouth rehabilitation.
At every stage of your journey with us we will keep you informed of the treatment options and likely outcome of each option available to you, giving you an open and honest opinion of which treatment will best suit your individual needs.
November is Oral cancer awareness month.
Every patient at Broad Street Dental receives a complete examination of the hard and soft tissues i.e. we don’t just check for holes in your teeth but examine the health of your mouth, lips and neck for any signs of abnormalities and can make an appropriate referral if needed.
So if you haven’t seen a dentist for many years or are a regular attendee – if in doubt get checked out!
To book an appointment please call 01432 266899
Assoc. Dentist Andrew Farr