Before and After
A patient with a fractured canine complained saying, “I want some teeth.” After a thorough cleaning, the patient underwent a surgical extraction of the left canine and temporization. After the appropriate healing time, a fixed partial denture (FPD, bridge) was fabricated and delivered.
Sometimes, whether due to periodontal health, financial considerations, or the many other factors that can come into play when choosing a treatment, a removable partial denture (RPD/Partial) is the most viable option. Here is a patient who presented with the chief complaint saying, “I feel like I need my teeth up here pulled and a denture.” Upon examination and determining the periodontal health of each tooth, we discussed with the patient a better option to salvage as many teeth as possible in order to fabricate a removable partial denture instead. After extraction and proper healing time, the appliance was fabricated and delivered. The patient was happy with results.
This patient presented with the chief complaint “I want my teeth fixed, so I can smile again.” After surgically extracting the left canine, we made 2 separated fixed partial dentures (bridges) that met in the middle. One issue present was the patient had a midline that was displaced 2-3 mm to the right. The major issue was that his left central incisor was positioned directly under the nose. The patient reported having a broken nose years ago. To correct, we moved his midline back to where it needed to be by altering where the edge of one tooth starts and another begins in relation to the prepped teeth.