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Replacing a Tooth and an Old NHS Porcelain Crown – Case Study

Gavin attended our Glasgow practice very soon after he had a tooth removed due to infection, This was done by his own NHS dentist who referred him to Dr Brendan Murphy.

This image shows that in addition to the space, the patient had a rather old and unsightly NHS crown.

After another six week healing period the dental implant was placed and subsequently a gold abutment fitted, which can be seen below. The canine has had the old crown carefully removed and a temporary crown fitted.

The next two images show mirror views of the space restoration with an implant crown, as well as the improvements gleaned in replacing the adjacent NHS porcelain crown.

The final picture demonstrates how our ceramist, present for shade and translucency selections at crown preparation, ensures that a natural aesthetic can be achieved.

Gavin stated “at my age I didn’t think I would be bothered with cosmetic dentistry but the difference I felt getting rid of that plate – I can’t describe it. The implant teeth look better than my real teeth!”

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Dr Brendan Murphy (BDS Glasgow) 1992 GDC 67679 is clinical director at Crystal Dental Glasgow. He has been a dentist in Glasgow for more than 20 years. He is passionate about patient care and highly experienced in cosmetic dentistry. He shares the case studies on this website as examples of what is possible when faced with often tricky dental issues. It is never too late to seek help even for long term dental problems.

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