Posted in Success StoriesPosted on June, 14 2023 by Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD
A 16-year-old patient from McLean, Virginia, was congenitally missing several teeth—that is, they were missing from birth. She was referred to Elite Prosthetic Dentistry by her orthodontist, who had gone as far as he could with her treatment.
The patient’s orthodontist wanted the Elite Prosthetic Dentistry team to take over her case and provide a cosmetic smile makeover to replace her missing teeth.
In addition to the missing teeth, the patient had a collapsed bite, so her profile needed to be enhanced with surgery or dental crowns. In her case, we were able to avoid surgical correction and placed multiple dental implants. The patient also needed bone grafting.
watch: Dr. Marlin Discusses a Case of a Young Teenage Patient with Congenitally Missing Teeth
After waiting until the patient’s dentition was fully established at age 18, we inserted multiple dental implants and restored the missing teeth with custom, durable, and natural-looking dental crowns.
Today, the patient is a very happy international lawyer and can smile confidently with her new teeth.
Dr. Gerald Marlin is Recognized as One of the Washington D.C. Region’s Leading ‘Problem Solving’ Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implant Restoration Specialists. Since the time that he established his practice, Dr. Gerald Marlin has maintained “an unwavering dedication to excellence.” Through this commitment, Dr. Marlin provides his patients with long-lasting (35 years vs the national average of 7-10 years), optimally aesthetic restorations that have virtually no future problems.