Replacements - Implants and Bridges


 

REPLACEMENTS GALLERY

Gallery – Replacing Missing Teeth with Fixed Bridges or Implants

This gallery includes Fixed Bridges and Implant solutions. Although implants are “state of the art” there are certain situations where fixed bridges are selected by the patient or required by the dentist.

 

   


Alexsia 

The Challenge

Alexsia lost her front tooth as a result o fmultiple injuries. Because she shows gum tissue when she smiles. it is critical to match create symmetry along the gum line on the front two teeth. Issues of bone loss and assymmetry must be addressed prior to restoration. There was also a space remaining larger than the size of the surviving front tooth.

The Solution

Bone grafting provided an excellent site for placement of a dental implant. Once the implant was intergrated into the bone, tissues were shaped with trial restorations and recontouring. The patient chose to have veneers placed on tbhe other three front teeth to make appropriately proportioned teeth.

 

   


Allison

The Challenge

Allison was referred to our office by a specialist. Our challenge was to create an inconspicuous and natural replacement for her missing lateral incisor. An implant had been placed by the specialist.

The Solution

A provisional restoration was first designed to form the tissues to an ideal contour. Then a custom zirconium base structure was used to help create natural colors and translucency in the all-ceramic crown.

 

   


Jean

The Challenge

Having a front tooth break off can be painful and embarrassing. Jean wanted an immediate solution. After discussing various treatment options, she then remarked that she had also always been self-conscious about the pointed tooth on the right side of her smile, and a few other concerns came up.

The Solution

New technologies allow for redesigning tooth shapes and sizes to reshape the mal-positioned teeth with a combination of Empress Veneers and crowns. For Jean, both the pain and embarrassment are now a distant memory.

 

   


Ivis

The Challenge

Ivis had a bridge as a result of an accident early in life. The supporting teeth for the bridge were later lost, leaving the patient with choices to make regarding the replacement.

The Solution

Implants were placed to support a new three tooth bridge. This is a much stronger and more hygienic solution than making a larger five or six tooth bridge. Ivis chose to have additional dentistry for a brighter overall smile.

 

   


Dick

The Challenge

Dick had a long-term bridge that was failing. The goal was to develop a healthy looking new smile that eliminated the bridge and facilitated oral hygiene.

The Solution

A multi-disciplinary approach utilized the services of one of our local implant specialists. Dr. Strain then restored the front teeth with a combination of ceramic crowns and veneers. The exceptional look comes from placing minor amounts of natural wear on the edges of these teeth.

 

   


Lana

The Challenge

Lana had been in an accident, destroying her front teeth and much of the bone that went with it. She had worn a removable partial denture for years, but was not satisfied with its appearance and it was loose. The remaining teeth are too far apart to support a fixed bridge.

The Solution

Several implants were used to support a fixed bridge that has pink Musette porcelain replacing the missing gum tissue. Additional crowns were place on the remaining dark teeth to complete a beautiful smile.

 

   


Dennis

The Challenge

Dennis’s old bridge had unsightly dark margins. His smile displayed teeth of unmatched shades and there were size discrepancies between the right and left lateral incisors.

The Solution

An all-ceramic bridge and adjacent all-ceramic crowns on his six front teeth provided a much more natural and harmonious smile.

 

   


Doug 

The Challenge

Having struggled with an upper denture, Doug was looking for a secure solution with the stability of natural teeth.

The Solution

He chose an implant supported hybrid denture. In this case the horseshoe based denture replicates dental and soft tissues and is secured by snapping onto the base that is screwed onto the implants. More advanced solutions would have been a screwed on or cemented hybrid denture/bridge or a porcelain bridge.

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Rob Strain DDS
1227 Willow Creek Rd
Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: 928-218-8229
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