|This young man (45 years old) was playing a game of softball .... and lost... the softball ultimately won.|
As can be seen in the first photo, the trauma impacted primarily the central anterior teeth (two front teeth) and his lower lip. Swelling is still evident in this picture, as well as the sutures. Luckily, the patient sought treatment immediately after the injury.
An existing bridge was destroyed along with a central incisor, which was partly anchoring the bridge. The incisor required extraction.
The patient elected to have both front teeth replaced with dental implants. He also chose an Empress all porcelain crown to restore the incisor that was previously used to anchor the now useless bridge.
To "complete" the aesthetic appearance the patient also decided to have an Esthet-X bonded veneer placed on the other lateral incisor.
As can be seen in the last of this series of dental photos... the cosmetic outcome was quite dramatic.
Photography provided by Kristin Petulla, DDS in Marlton, NJ