Replacing crowns are probably one of my favorite things to do! I love taking an old crown from 20 years ago and seeing how we can improve it.
This patient did not like the spaces between her gums and her crowns; this is a result of her gums receding over time. When she smiled it created a dark shadow near the top of her crowns. She also felt the teeth were too long and was concerned that I was going to make them even longer. I reassured her we could replace them without giving her horse teeth. 🦷 .
Here we were able to make newer crowns that appeared shorter and more feminine. Not to mention they actually look like real teeth! Working with a lab technician who cares about the art of their work makes all the difference. Shout out to Nellmar Lab!
**After photo taken was taken immediately after seating of crowns. Redness and slight bleeding near gum line are normal. The small black triangle will fill in over the next two weeks.