82017Jul

Disponible para sonreír

Paciente —cansado de no mostrar sus dientes al sonreír— quiere saber si es posible mejorar su sonrisa sin recurrir a una cirugía de labio: No le gustan los espacios entre dientes y busca eliminar las restauraciones de metal en boca. Otros dentistas le ofrecieron carillas en los dientes anteriores; pero, prefiere coronas.

Diagnóstico: Ligera pérdida de dimensión vertical, segundos premolares superiores girados y pérdida de tonicidad muscular en el labio superior.

Tratamiento: Elevar dimensión vertical; primero, con guardas oclusales hasta lograr lo planeado sin afectar la ATM (Articulación Temporo-Mandibular); después, habituar a esta nueva altura; corregir premolares girados y pronunciar dientes anteriores superiores para dar cuerpo al labio y mejorar su sonrisa.

A patient —tired of not showing his teeth when smiling— wanted to know if it was posible to improve his smile without the need for lip surgery: he dislikes the spaces between his teeth and wants to get rid of the metal fillings in his mouth. Other dentists offered him veneers in his front teeth but he prefered crowns.

Diagnosis: Slight loss of vertical dimension, rotated second upper molars and loss of muscle tonicity in the upper lip.

Treatment: Elevation of vertical dimensión; first, with occlusal guards until desired effect was achieved without affecting the temporomandibular joint; then, accustom to that new height; finally, correct the rotated premolars and pronounce the upper front teeth in order to give the lip more body… and improve his smile.