Last September, I wrote about “Life Changing Dentistry,” showcasing the planning and treatment of my dad’s decimated dentition. While that article included the details of treatment, this one is simply a follow up with lots of before & after photos.
I’ve never known my dad to be vain. Nor have I ever seen him complain about ANYTHING. While I recognized the severe dental erosion and attrition in my dad’s mouth several years ago, it didn’t bother him much… until it did. His teeth were mere wisps of what they used to be. They were falling apart. Finally, my dad knew that it was time to act.
On a technical level, this case was one of the most challenging of my career so far. Occlusion? My dad had no recognizable occlusion. His lower anteriors occluded with the anterior palatal tissues. I was quite pleased with the result we got, which included anterior coupling and guidance. Thanks to the superb help from Gold Dust Dental Lab!
Without further ado, here are some before & afters for your perusal:
Dad is SO happy with his new smile!
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