No extraction was performed.
Instead we decided to preserve every piece. After
root canal treatments were done, we reinforced
the remaining tooth structure, installing special
screws into the root canal of the tooth. Then
full crowns were cemented, 6 in the upper and
5 in the lower maxilla. Removable bridges provided
8 teeth in the upper maxilla and 7 in the lower.
Instead of metal clamps for the removable bridges,
we chose precision clips so that the patient's
smile would be clean and beautiful. No metal would
be shown. The only clamp we let remain was in
the lower left (in the rear), which would not
be evident to others.
Please note how the new occlusion
allows the patient to bite with better function
and more comfort. Aesthetic improvement was also
achieved. This photo was taken 8 years after the
work was done, so you can see how durable these
treatments actually are.