This patient started his treatment journey with a simple goal: to finally smile with confidence. Dr Mark Bowes was the lead dentist on this case and knew that a new smile would make a world of a difference for this patient. This was a combination of ceramic and composite restorations which took just under 6 months, and the patient couldn’t be happier with his new smile!
Dr Mark Bowes
A known cosmetic dentist and expert in his field, Dr Mark Bowes is a Digital Smile Design master. He specialises in Cosmetic Dentistry and has a passion for transforming smiles using minimally invasive treatments.
Phase 1: Record taking and treatment plan
Dr Bowes identified substantial tooth wear during the patient’s first consultation. Most importantly, it meant that a conservative approach with meticulous planning was required to provide the best possible outcome.
To start this planning process, Dr Bowes used 2D and 3D impressions to create the ideal smile, utilising the Digital Smile Design app. Thereafter, a comprehensive treatment plan was created. Additionally, he collaborated and utilised collective intelligence from the planning centre in Madrid to refine the final details for the treatment journey.
Phase 2: Aligning the smile
Dr Bowes knows it’s essential to approach each case in a minimally invasive manner to preserve the original tooth structure as best as possible. Firstly, before starting with the cosmetic changes, Dr Bowes used aligner therapy to prepare this patient’s teeth.
For this specific case, the patient’s upper teeth required alignment using orthodontic ceramic brackets. Also, the lower teeth required a simple course of ClearSmile aligners to ensure all teeth were in place before moving on to the next phase.
Phase 3: Reshaping the gum line
The gum reshaping procedure accommodated the ceramic restoration. Most importantly, it helped complement the aesthetic appearance of his new smile. Above all, he did not experience any pain and anxiety due to using Digital Anaesthesia.
A notable remark from the patient was that he “didn’t feel anything during the treatment”, thanks to Digital Anaesthesia.
Phase 4: Rehabilitating the smile with ceramic and composite restorations
This ceramic and composite restoration addressed three factors: the poor colour, position, and shape of the patient’s teeth. One of the obstacles Dr Bowes had to overcome was the compromised enamel. Most importantly, the patient had selected upper teeth that required preservation as best as possible. To help ease the implementation of the ceramics and composite material, Dr Bowes used Digital Anaesthesia.
Final Phase: Teeth Whitening
To match his restorations, we enhanced the shade of his original teeth. In this particular case, the at-home White Dental Beauty kit ensured that we achieved this goal.
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