A 26 year old patient came to us because 2 of his incisors had broken in a childhood accident and were built up with composite fillings. According to him this solution is aesthetically not satisfactory and he would rather have crowns. We took a panorama x-ray and provided a treatment plan. The patient accepted the plan. By grinding down the teeth, we prepared the 2 incisors for zirkonium crowns and took a precision impression.
We fitted zirkonium crowns to a young Norwegian patient's upper front teeth (from 13 to 23). Aesthetics were a very important factor for the young man, therefore he chose the more expensive but more aesthetic zirkonium, while we resolved his other missing teeth (lower and upper, 4 to 7) with porcelain crowns fused to metal. The restoration was functionally and aesthetically successful, and the patient satisfied.
A middle aged patient returned to our clinic because of damage to ceramic units of a previous placed bridge. The damage occurred a night therefore, in order to protect the upper and lower round bridge, we recommended the patient wear a bite-raising nightguard. Because this is not an extreme case of denture grinding, a thin guard is sufficient. We took an alginat impression for the nightguard. The production of the guard takes 1-2 days.
A 52 year old Norwegian presented for the metal frame tryout. An upper porcelain fused to metal restoration will be produced from upper right 7 to upper left 7. We determined the tooth colour which was agreed with the patient. Because there are natural teeth missing over the whole length of the upper, it was possible to choose a tooth colour differing somewhat from the original colour. The lady's lower jaw also lacked teeth therefore we will place two lateral bridges in the lower region at some point.
A middle aged man presented with 1 tooth missing from the upper left side. For the first stage of treatment we finished the preparation (grinding), took the impression and placed the temporary crowns. At the present stage we tried the metal frame for the porcelain bridge fused to metal, and we produced a model of the new bite with Futar-D. The test was successful and and the height perfect.
One of our American patients presented a few days previously with dental restorations in a bad condition. His/her expectationwas that we would produce an upper and lower round bridge on his/her existing implants. At the first treatment we prepared the teeth in the lower jaw, grinded them down, exposed the implant sites and took a precision impression. Today we prepared the left 3 in the upper jaw. We exposed the implants existing int hat region and placed impression caps into them. We then took a precision impression. Following the production of the round bridges at the next treatment the round bridges were fitted to the upper and lower implants. After permanently fitting the bridges, the patient could smile again!
A 23 year old Irish patient presented following many previous dental treatments. We found 3 well placed implants in the patient’s upper jaw, but the abutments and many of the young lady’s own teeth were in an eroded and abraded condition. We fitted zirconium and porcelain fused to gold crowns and bridges, and glass fibre post cores, to the implants and the patient’s own teeth. Here we were able to save 2 roots which were still in a good condition. The patient’s teeth show that during previous treatment acute complaints were indeed carefully attended to but no attempt was made to solve the probable causes of the problems: nocturnal grinding (bruxism). On our recommendation the young lady also received a nightguard (bite raising splint for night time use).
<p>An upper porcelain fused to metal round bridge with post cores was produced swiftly within 1 week in the dental technical laboratory for a 60 year old English female patient. For the fitting and cementations we used FujiPlus cement. The height of the bite was fine. We took an alginate impression for the patients bite raising nightguard. The patient can collect the nightguard in 2 days’ time. We provide the patient with further oral hygiene advice. She needed this on the basis of the condition of the oral cavity. The patient was very satisfied with the treatment and had the opportunity to see the sights of Budapest whilst waiting for her new teeth.</p>
A 32 year old Norwegian lady came to us following her second pregnancy as her dentition had deteriorated significantly following the births. We prepared all of her upper teeth, took impressions of the tooth stumps and produced a temporary bridge.
The patient wanted full porcelain crowns, where the crown frame is also made from zirconium-oxide. In this instance we produce the frame using 3D computer scanning techniques which enables better precision and aesthetic results in the finished product. The laboratory procedure is therefore more time consuming and the materialas well as the method make the process more expensive but the look of the crowns is very important to this Norwegian patient.