‘I’m so scared of dentist’ I think this is one of the most common phrase that we, dentists hear from our patients…young and old alike. They will try to avoid coming to a dentist until their need is greater than their fear. It might be…
I’ve seen so many cases where patients come with old fillings that have stained and are discoloured, and in most of the cases they have another caries underneath them. Composite fillings can get stained over time due to chipping of the edges of composites, and…
I had the chance to meet a patient who was a cheerful chap, but tried to cover his mouth when he laughs.
When he sat on the dental chair, I asked him to smile and I could immediately guess what was his concern.
This was how his smile looked like:
He had multiple fillings that were done years ago but are failing and having another caries underneath them, there are some teeth with new caries, and generally there’re a lot of staining on his teeth!
He wished to get rid of the caries and the old fillings which he referred to as the ‘black spots’ on his teeth.
I wasn’t surprised when I found out how deep the caries were when I was cleaning out the caries . A little bit later and his teeth would have needed a root canal treatment!
Good thing he came just before the worst happened!
It took slightly more than an hour to remove the old caries and redo the fillings, but he was such a sport! Relaxed and cheerful even when going through the procedures.
The caries were too extensive and needed a composite veneer to restore the tooth. And finally, here’s how his smile looked like now:
Dashing, clean smile, right?
You wouldn’t even know that his teeth were covered in caries before!
“Now I feel so much more confident!” He said while checking out his new smile in the mirror.
Apart from restoring health to the teeth, we were able to restore his smile. He’s coming back to fix his back teeth soon, but in the meantime, I bet he’s out there somewhere flashing his beautiful smile confidently!
If you’ve got problems like this, please don’t be afraid to come and see us before it’s too late.
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Lots of love,