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Helping children and young adults with congenitally missing teeth or malformations is so rewarding I cannot put words to it. The smile and gesture of satisfaction that you see in their faces at the end of the treatment is priceless. There are times when the missing teeth, malformed or impacted teeth due to congenital malformations can be corrected by variety of prosthodontic treatment. It is crucial to emphasize the importance of consulting with a specialist who has a broader knowledge and skills to take over this type of cases.
E. was young teenager with congenitally missing multiple teeth. The first photo presents her smile prior to treatment. Orthodontic treatment to move her teeth into arch and align them properly was not successful after two years. Most of the teeth were fused to her jaw bone which prevented them to move. She was referred to a prosthodontist to restore the case with prosthetics to improve the aesthetics and restore function so patient can eat normally. The extend of acrylic under her upper lip improve the inversion of her lip by replacing jaw bone and providing lip support. The outcome of her treatment was a happy patient with a beautiful smile.