The Challenge: "W." came to our office for a problem with an older bridge which replaced multiple teeth on his upper right. The bridge, which had served him well for many years, had come loose. Decay had left the support teeth unrestorable. Those teeth had to be removed. On the patients upper left, a single tooth had a cavity which lead to the loss of that tooth as well. When discussing the options for replacing those teeth, "W." said he desired a natural looking result that would not require him to remove an appliance. He wanted a "permanent" solution. The Solution: Dental Implants were used to replace the missing natural teeth.
The implants were placed by one of St. Louis’ most accomplished Implant Surgeons. I then designed and constructed an implant supported bridge for the right side and a porcelain crown to replace the single tooth on the left. In this case, it took us three appointments to achieve a great and functional smile for our patient.