Restoring the smile of a dentist's relative can be particularly challenging. Here, Luke Kahng shares how he transformed the smile of a client's mother-in-law with two PFM bridges and one PFM crown.
The patient, a 63-year-old female, wanted to replace an old partial and denture in her maxillary arch with an implant-retained bridge. Since she resides in Florida, she had the implants and a temporary denture placed there, but then traveled to Chicago for two weeks so her daughter-in-law, Dr. Linda Arrich, could complete the work for her.
The patient, clinician and Luke Kahng, Owner of LSK121 Oral Prosthetics, met at the lab to discuss material selection, color and esthetics. Because the patient had a strong bite, the dental team decided titanium abutments would work best for the implants. The final restorations would be a fixed seven-unit PFM bridge (#7-13), a two-unit bridge (#5-6) as well as a single PFM crown (#4).