This patient was born with a congenital abnormality called amelogenesis imperfecta. This condition is characterized by small teeth with poorly formed enamel that are prone to sensitivity, wear and cavities. We placed temporary restorations on all his teeth and referred him to an orthodontist for better alignment.
Following orthodontic treatment, our patient returned to our office for restorative care. We replaced a hopeless front tooth with a dental implant and replaced his temporary crowns with permanent porcelain crowns. Once the procedures were completed, our patient looked like he was simply born with a perfect smile.