Nazia Glover – Tooth whitening followed by replacement of conventional crown.
Josh Sharpling – Implants aren’t teeth! Unlike teeth, implants do not move position as we grow older. This patients teeth were level when they were done over 10 years ago, however the tooth (UL1) has continued to move, and the implant (UR1) has stayed in the same place. This gives the illusion of the tooth in the implant getting shorter.
It is always difficult to make a new crown match an old crown; but Josh worked with Byrnes to get it right, sometimes it takes a few tries. The first try in or the new crown was still a little short, so Josh added some composite to show the lab how long the crown needed to be. Byrnes then copied this length exactly, and the patient was over the moon with her new implant crown. We even managed to keep the old abutment in place!