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Merton Dental

Case studies

We have created beautiful smiles for a huge number of our patients since we opened our doors here in Wimbledon. You can view a range of these cases by clicking on the tabs below.

Case A – Tooth Whitening

Main Patient Complaint

The patient here complained of discoloured broken down teeth caused by a grinding habit and various dietary stains such as tea coffee and red wine. The patient only wanted simple but effective treatment which did not involve closing her aesthetically pleasing gap.

Solution

A simple course of Home Whitening was prescribed by our Merton and Wimbledon cosmetic dentist before Composite Restorations (Tooth Coloured Filling) were used to correct the broken down teeth.

Case 1: tooth whitening

Case B – Dental Veneers

Main Patient Complaint

The patient here complained of discoloured crowded uneven teeth. The patient did not want lengthy expensive orthodontic treatment using a combination of braces and tooth extractions and so we had to find a compromise solution for her that still improved the smile but did not involve very lengthy or expensive treatment.

Solution

Without creating space by removing teeth the amount of correction to the crowding problem was limited therefore a diagnostic wax up on a model of the patients’ teeth was created and shown to the patient for approval before Composite Veneers (Tooth Coloured Facings) were placed on the six upper anterior teeth and two lower central incisor teeth. Home Whitening was also prescribed by our South London cosmetic dentist prior to the placement of composite veneers to generally lighten the dentition and give a bright vigorous smile.

Case 2: dental vaneers

Case C – Composite Fillings

Main Patient Complaint

The patient here complained of discoloured fillings and a gap between her central and lateral incisors which she was not happy with. The patient wanted the most conservative least invasive treatment which can be finished in a single visit

Solution

Both discoloured fillings were removed before “Miris2™” layered composite was used to close up the gap by widening both the central and lateral incisors so that the tooth proportions are not altered. Simple but very effective, pleasing, one visit dentistry by our experienced Wimbledon and Merton dentist!

Case C - Composite Fillings

Case D – Teeth Whitening and Dental Veneers

Main Patient Complaint

The patient here complained of a fractured central incisor tooth with a large midline gap as well as peg shaped narrow lateral incisors which she was not happy with. I addition to that, the patient was also dissatisfied with the colour of her teeth generally.

Solution

An initial course of tooth whitening was prescribed for both upper and lower dental arches before cosmetic conservative porcelain veneers (Facings) were used not only to close up the gap between the upper central incisors but also to enlarge the size of the peg shaped incisors to produce a natural looking, well proportioned dentition. All of the dental work was completed following a personalised treatment consultation with our experienced South London dentist.

Case D - Teeth Whitening and Dental Veneers

Case E – Porcelain Crowns

Main Patient Complaint

The patient here complained of a dark old crown margin on the upper left central incisor tooth. The crown margin was acceptable but unfortunately recession of her gum had exposed the dark root surface of this root treated tooth which has given rise to this less than pleasing appearance. In addition to this, the position of this tooth and the discoloured lateral tooth next to it was giving the patient cosmetic concerns as well as acting as a food trap.

Solution

Like for many patients that want to freshen up their smile, an initial course of tooth whitening was prescribed for both upper and lower dental arches before the old crown was replaced with a new all porcelain “Procera™” crown. The most conservative way to close up the gap between the new crown and the lateral incisor was to use “Miris2™” composite. The gap could have been closed up by making the new crown wider but it would have meant that the central incisor teeth were of different size thereby upsetting the aesthetic “Golden Proportions” of a beautiful smile.

Case E - Porcelain Crowns

Case F – Procera Porcelain Dental Crowns

Main Patient Complaint

The patient here had suffered trauma to the right central incisor tooth which was root treated but because the accident occurred when she was very young the tooth had not fully grown into position within the dental arch. In addition to that, the lateral incisors had not developed properly and were peg shaped. This meant that the natural upper left central incisor looked long within the dentition. The appearance was further worsened in the patient’s eye by the large midline gap.

Solution

After an initial course of tooth whitening, the upper right central incisor and both the lateral incisors were crowned with all porcelain “Procera™” crowns thereby closing the midline gap, enlarging the size of the peg shaped lateral incisor teeth and using the natural upper left central incisor as a guide for the new smile line! A great result and another satisfied patient for our Merton and Wimbledon cosmetic dentist serving patients from across South London.

Case F - Procera Porcelain Dental Crowns

Case G – Zirconia Crowns

Main Patient Complaint

The patient was concerned with the appearance of her old crown on the left upper central incisor tooth. With time many old metal ceramic crowns begin to look opaque and unrealistic. This high opacity, chalky creamy appearance often makes these crowns stand out from natural teeth.

Solution

Replacement of this crown with a natural looking all porcelain “Zirconia™” crown not only gave a great looking natural appearance but the assurance of a crown harder than natural teeth!

Case G - Zirconia Crowns

Case H – Tooth Whitening and Composite Restorations

Main Patient Complaint

The patient was concerned with the appearance of the upper left central and lateral incisors as well as her canine tooth. These teeth were traumatised when the patient was young and as a result became dark coupled with the fact that the patient had scrubbed her upper left central incisor with her over zealous brushing technique. Generally the rest of the upper and lower teeth had also been damaged by the patients’ grinding habit!

Solution

The patient was happy with the colour of the rest of her teeth therefore tooth whitening was only performed on the dark upper three teeth before Composite restorations were used on the rest of the dentition at the front of the mouth to restore the appearance and function of the teeth. Our cosmetic dentist developed a full treatment plan following a personalised consultation and discussion of options with the patient.

Case H - Tooth Whitening and Composite Restorations

Case I – Dental Bridge

Main Patient Complaint

The concern of this patient was not only the poor appearance of his smile but also that the missing tooth was impacting on his speech. The upper right lateral incisor was missing and the upper right central incisor was not properly formed and set back in the mouth due to the cross bite in the occlusion of the patient.

Solution

The patient was not prepared to go through a lengthy course of combined surgical/ orthodontic treatment which would have corrected his bite thereby producing a more pleasing appearance with the eventual bridge work used in this case. He was also unsuitable for implant treatment due to the lack of bone support in the area of the missing tooth. Hence the treatment carried out involved using a simple cantilever bridge over both central incisors and extending to replace the missing lateral incisor. A pleasing result for the patient and another successful treatment performed by the Merton and Wimbledon cosmetic dentistry clinic.

Case I - Dental Bridge

Case J: tooth whitening

Case J: tooth whitening

Case K: tooth whitening

Case K: tooth whitening

Case L: tooth whitening

Case L: tooth whitening

Case M: tooth whitening

Case M: tooth whitening

Old white filling does not change colour after whitening, hence needs replacement.

Case N: tooth whitening

Case N: tooth whitening