Terri’s new tooth was made to measure to fit into a very tight space.
Terri is an artist from Hove. When she came to see us, she had a small denture replacing an upper premolar. Terri explained that the tooth had been extracted three or four years before. Her dentist, Keith Gray, at Somerhill Dental Practice in Hove mentioned that he felt there was enough bone for
Assessment & Treatment
Terri came to see us here at The Implant Centre to replace her upper left second premolar with an implant. Although there did seem to be plenty of bone, the slight challenge was that the space had closed over time. Therefore, we explained to her that her new tooth would be slightly thinner and that we may need to adjust the teeth on either side, so that her new crown fitted in perfectly. This would not be a major exercise, but it could involve removal of some enamel on one or both of the adjacent teeth.
Terri now has a natural-looking premolar, made here at The Implant Centre by one of our restorative dentists, Daniel Mace, and with the skilled technicians at Ceramic Designs. Her new tooth fits in so nicely with her smile that it is difficult to tell which tooth is artificial – and this, at the end of the day, is the ultimate goal.