Replacing a discoloured crown
on FRONT TEETH before and after
The dental problem
Unhappy with the appearance of both her front teeth, our patient requested treatment to correct a discoloured crown, get rid of a visible black line along her gum and provide a more natural shape on her second front tooth which had been repaired with composite restoration.
The aim of our treatment was to deliver front teeth that looked good and matched the rest of her smile.
What we did
Working with the patient, we decided the best way to achieve an improvement was to replace the discoloured ceramic crown with a new, colour matched ceramic crown.
For the tooth with the unnaturally shaped restoration, there were two options: carry out a completely new composite restoration, or fit a ceramic crown. Symmetry and a natural look were very important to the patient. For this reason, we decided to go with the option of placing a crown because this would make it easier to match the two front teeth.
After fitting two new crowns on the front teeth, the patient was satisfied we’d improved the overall appearance of her smile because there was greater harmony in the shape and colour of her teeth.