He has a good long future ahead of him. However looking at his current condition, he might not even pass 25 before all his teeth are fully damaged. This young man needed help, and the sooner he received it the better it would be. So we designed a treatment plan for him, bearing in mind about his diet, hygiene level and most importantly his inability to produce enough saliva. It was not an easy task as if also involved smile designing. Our team had initially proposed veneers and fluoride therapy.
However we realised that his with state of tooth decay, the palatal and lingual surface where the veneers end were at risk of having recurrent caries- thus causing the veneers to vulnerable to failure. Despite being the best and most minimally invasive treatment, veneers were perhaps not the best option for him. Well, given the limitations at this point, the only option left were Zicornia crowns. This is simply due to their nature of being compatible with his gums, which were going to help him in the long run, and as well as securing his teeth from any further damage due to lack of salivary flow. The saliva acts as a source of lubricant to wash away food particles and sugar that might adhere to the tooth surface, as well as providing the first line of defence against regular oral bacterias. It was absolutely necessary to now protect the whole tooth for this reason.
Mr. Marten Stroh, our German technician was designated with the job task to design a precise set of Zicornia crowns for our patient. It was constructed to match his teeth profile, size and shape. These new crowns were measured and fabricated from the Zicorn core, then later adjusted with the overall occlusion for the patient. Finally, they were given a superior polish touch with a glaze to it that made the crowns very smooth - ideally for easy cleansing.