IN FUNCTIONAL DENTISTRY, CREATING AESTHETICS IS DIRECTLY CONNECTED WITH BITE CORRECTION. DURATION AND COMPLEX TREATMENT DEPEND ON INDIVIDUAL FACTORS. WE WILL OPEN THE DETAILS OF ONE OF THE MOST COMPLEX CASES IN PRACTICE, COMPLETED BY IDEAL AESTHETIC RESULT. GET ACQUAINTED: ANDREW.
I was not looking for any particular doctor. My spouse noticed the advertisement of Lev Levchenko’s clinic. She also found out everything about the direction of functional dentistry. Became the driver of my treatment. I did not like dentists – I think that this attitude is peculiar to many of us. Before coming to the clinic, I did not have long contacts with doctors. Maximum – installation or replacement of the seal.
By the time I started treatment, I turned 47 years old, I have my own business in another city. When moving to Sochi, I seriously thought about correcting the bite. Problems with it led to a constant tension of the joint, pains in the head and in the neck. It was impossible to postpone further.
Leo did not make me illusions about the time of treatment and the result. Immediately reported that the case is very complex: completely broken and partially reverse bite. And there is no 100% guarantee that all my dental problems will be solved. But there is a good, confident forecast. I decided to act.
Braces, 1.5 years
We started with the removal of all four wisdom teeth, which in many ways were the cause of my problems that were already constant at that time. In parallel with the healing of the gums, the occlusion was corrected using the multiloop arc method. These are such plastic structures, their position about once a month needs to be adjusted – for complete control of the process. In the clinic, this is done by a separate specialist in braces – he arrives at the right time according to the treatment plan. I will note the most accurate work of doctors, but the period of wearing braces will not be pleasant. The discomfort caused by changes in the usual way of life and nutrition made itself felt.
The bracket system of a multiloop arc is today the most effective method for correcting bite, especially in difficult cases. Thanks to it, it is possible to control the movement of each tooth individually. Traditional braces do not allow this. Braces with a multilooped arch – almost the only type of treatment of open bite and other specific pathologies.
Completion of the bite
The natural bite achieved after the first stage of treatment was not aesthetically pleasing to me, although there were many qualitative changes in the bite. Teeth required changes, including color. Yes, let the bite be correct, but it was too unusual. As if this is not my appearance at all. The feeling intensified during the fitting of the first variant of temporary veneers, which we corrected. The complexity of my case did not allow me to immediately rely on visual harmony.
Together with the doctor and the dental technician, we found the best solution for the shape of the teeth and achieved a result that would completely suit me. Eaten, trimmed, changed proportions of each ceramic tooth. Today, after the installation of restorations, I do not have a single question on aesthetics.
I saved my teeth, not counting one implant. In this case, restorations were created and installed on each tooth. Practically all types of veneers were used in my treatment – veneers, 360 veneers, linings, semi-funnels with minimal teeth treatment with preservation of enamel. We started with the restoration of the front part of the smile, from the top row of teeth. Temporary restoration already provided the necessary look to my smile.
A technician flew from Moscow to the clinic for fitting and installing my restorations. In one of the receptions, he several times transferred his return plane in order to achieve the result I needed in form and color. My treatment is teamwork. I admit, for me it was quite difficult, physically and morally. But I saw the goal. Did not allow myself to surrender.
Veneers 360 ‘are made using the technology of super-thin teeth and are suitable for installation even on long-chewing teeth. In Russia, this technology is used by units of doctors – for its implementation requires the participation of high-level dental equipment. During the restoration, veneers 360 ’form a single whole with the tooth enamel and guarantee maximum protection.
Of course, a smile. Achieving not only perfect shape, but also color. I can smile widely, and my teeth look completely natural. At the same time, we chose the maximum possible white color in my case. I am completely satisfied with the aesthetic component of the treatment. Headaches and tension in the joints are gone.
Assess the functional aspects will be after some time. But I feel the change in the process of chewing food and I understand that it is happening correctly.
Approach and service
On this aspect, I do not have a single question. Impeccable professionalism. The two-year treatment was carried out in full accordance with my schedule and plans. At any moment I could count on emergency assistance. Leo represents one of the most progressive schools in dentistry. I am impressed by everything new – especially in the field of medicine. I wish him good luck and constant quality development.