A case with function considerations.

Case of the Month: Function Follows Aesthetics for Full Mouth Rehabilitations

Get the inside scoop on one doctor’s function focused techniques in a complex full mouth rehab case.

Case #9: Function, Aesthetics, and Full Mouth Rehab

Dr. HagelthornClinician: Dr. Bruce Hagelthorn, Bingham Farms, MI

There are patients who definitely make a dramatic impact personally in our profession and Teddi was certainly one of those patients for me! She represented one of the first complex rehabilitation cases I completed with the help of Gold Dust Dental during a full mouth rehabilitation course.

Blending Function and Aesthetics

A case with function considerations.

Teddi’s complaint was one primarily of aesthetics. She wanted a smile that better matched her personality, which was vivacious, fun-loving, and youthful!

In addition, she had failing bridge work in the posterior and old bonding on the anterior. Initial diagnostics indicated a healthy joint. I determined this through Joint Vibration Analysis.

Occlusion and Anterior Guidance

case images

My goal was also to open her slightly and balance her occlusion to a final CEJ to CEJ measurement of 16.5mm. This was combined with my desire to re-establish anterior guidance while creating a gorgeous smile for Teddi.

Restoration and Fabrication

case image

We restored 6-11, 21-28 utilizing I.P.S. Empress™ in an 01 ingot. Bridgework on 3-5 and 12-14, in addition to teeth 20, 29, was fabricated with e.max Zirpress over Lava for additional strength, without any compromise to aesthetics. The results are gorgeous! (Please note: All photos are immediate post cementation).

Passion and Achievement

case image

Teddi is now a “raving fan” and advocate for the practice. She’s a patient who re-invigorated my passion for dentistry. This is a perfect example of the outstanding results achieved working with a partner laboratory that specializes in function and beauty.

What cases have stuck with you longer than others and why? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!

Comments are closed.