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Before: Kyla's smile missing 2 front teeth
After: Kyla's smile after implant restored crowns

Kyla: Custom Implant Bridge

Kyla has a missing front tooth because it was “stuck in her gums” behind the root of the neighbouring tooth. So her dentist recommended trying to move it so that it wouldn’t damage the root of the adjacent tooth. Unfortunately, the worst result happened and Kyla ended up losing 2 of her front four teeth. FML! All her other teeth were beautiful and in perfect shape, so she didn’t like the dentist’s option of cutting the other teeth down for crown and bridge work. She also didn’t want removable false teeth long term.

Kyla was referred to me to so that I could review all her possible treatment options to fill in the gap from the 2 missing front teeth. We spent a lot of time looking at the pros and cons to all 5 treatment options that I offered her. Ultimately, Kyla decided to replace the missing teeth with a custom-designed implant bridge.

Because of the unique design required for Kyla’s implant restoration, I had to plan with the surgeon the exact position, depth and angulation of the implant so that the final crowns would blend in with her smile. The other crucial factor was making sure Kyla’s bite would be designed to protect her implant crowns from being overloaded when she was chewing and biting into crunchy foods.

Using a hand made metal (gold) framework as the scaffold, 2 custom crowns were made blending 19 different coloured porcelain powders to give the final esthetic result.

As the commercial goes…..

Implant surgery with 2 custom crowns =  $7,000

Kyla’s tears of joy, big hug and many thank you’s when she saw her final smile = Priceless!

Shhhhhhh🤫 ……….Prosthodontists are dentistry’s best kept secret

See what Dr. Jeff Ceyhan can do for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a dental Implant?

A dental implant is a root substitute so it is used when you have missing teeth. It is an artificial root made of titanium that looks like a screw (see photo). It’s inserted into the jawbone, under the gumline, to replace the roots of missing natural teeth. When the implant is healed, it fuses to the jaw bone so that you can use it as an anchor to attach artificial teeth like, dentures, crowns and bridges. The specialists that are involved with implant dentistry are, prosthodontists, oral surgeons and periodontists. The prosthodontists do all the planning for the implant and give you the artificial teeth, the oral surgeons and periodontists place the implant anchor in the jawbone and monitor the healing.

What is the difference between a periodontist and a prosthodontist?

I like to tell patients that basically a periodontist is a specialist that is responsible for all the stuff that goes on below the gums and a prosthodontist is the specialist that’s responsible for everything above the gumline. A periodontist is a dental specialist that treats problems and diseases of the gums, the attachment part to bone and the bone housing the roots of teeth. They will also place titanium implants in the jawbone as part of their specialty. Prosthodontists are dental specialists in restorative and “reconstructive” dentistry, that treat missing teeth with crowns, bridges, implants and dentures. They are also specialists in appearance related dentistry to improve the look of teeth with bonding, veneers and tooth bleaching. Prosthodontists often work with periodontists in a collaborative nature to provide a beautiful smile where healthy gums frame the customized aesthetic tooth restorations.