Thursday, May 26, 2016

JP's Dental Makeover

JP underwent dental treatment at Dentistry on Dundas to achieve his new smile, which included dental bleaching, anterior bonding and porcelain crowns.
1. Why was JP a good candidate for these procedures? JP was a great candidate because he had healthy gum tissues free of periodontal disease, specific treatment goals and excellent home care and compliance. 
2. How did you develop a plan for treating JP's concerns?
Understanding the specific concerns of JP was essential to a positive outcome. JP was unhappy with the appearance his existing teeth restorations (an older crown on one lateral incisor and a large composite resin restoration on the other). JP wanted to enhance his smile without appearing unnatural.

3. Was his treatment out of the ordinary?
JP’s treatment was not out of the ordinary. Our goal was to be as conservative and cost effective as possible. Multiple treatment options were recommended but together we came up with a plan that met his specific functional and esthetic concerns after evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of all treatment options.
4. How long did JP's transformation take?
The total transformation took under 2 months. 
5. What steps do these procedures involve? Our first step was the assessment of JP’s overall and oral health; because he attends his regular check up and hygiene appointments there were no unexpected complications. The next step was to fabricate customized home bleaching trays to improve the shade of JP’s teeth and smile. After the optimal shade was achieved we gently removed his previously existing restorations, digitally scanned the tooth preparations and produced lab fabricated restorations. This helped restore JP’s teeth to their natural shape and size, strengthen his teeth and enhance his overall appearance. 


6. Is there an ideal candidate for these procedures?
The ideal candidate is someone who is engaged in preventative dentistry and regular maintenance visits. Minimizing risks and complications are enhanced when a patient presents with no active disease such as caries and inflammation. 
7. Are there any at-home steps patients should follow after procedures like these? Based on JP’s functional habits a night guard was recommended to reinforce home care and prevent future breakdown of his natural teeth and tooth restorations. In addition proper brushing and flossing techniques are always recommended.

Treatment Completed by Dr. Cara Lindsay