Treatment time or duration needed to close a dental gap is purely depends on the number of dental gaps needed to be closed and type of treatment needed either a simple cosmetic fillings or veneers. For example, in this case where this patient needed to…
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Miss Roz came to see me regarding her shaky front tooth. It’s been shaky for a very very long time, and she’s been putting off getting treatment for it because she was afraid of the answer I might give her. And true enough, I did recommend her to remove the tooth. But I also told her, she wouldn’t need to wait for a replacement of her tooth. She could have it right now!
I offered to replace her very loose tooth with a fibre reinforced bridge, using the same tooth itself after extracting and cleaning it of course.
So once the extraction was done, I quickly managed the bleeding, kept the area clean and isolated it properly. Once the tooth was cleaned and reshaped, I placed the fibre threads around her other teeth and bonded the extracted tooth at the exact same place. The beauty of a fibre reinforced bridge is that it helps in multiple areas of treatment:
- Replaces a missing tooth
- Strengthens and stabilises the other shaky teeth
- Has minimum preparation of other teeth to hold and support the bridge
- Quick, easy and can be done in one treatment session.
Some finer adjustments were made so that the spaces and gaps were filled to allow proper bonding of the bridge to the adjacent teeth. And after giving Miss Roz all the necessary post-operative care instructions, she was good to go!
Sixty minutes or an hour. That’s all that it took for this pretty lady to have her dream smile…from a gapped teeth to gapless teeth. The treatment done was a cosmetic filling procedure where I added composite resin material to the teeth surfaces and shape…