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This young patient had lost his front tooth due to a football injury some years previously. His remaining front tooth had several hairline cracks and the patient did not wish to interfere with this tooth in any way.

My job was to restore his missing tooth in such a way as to make it indistinguishable from his remaining cracked front tooth.

I placed an implant and then set about sculpting the gum into a mirror image of that on the other side. Once the gum shape was correct my Ceramist, Ian Smith created a porcelain crown which exactly replicated all the colours, translucencies, hairline cracks and stains of the other tooth so that it was indeed a perfect copy.

This case was published in “Dentistry Scotland” magazine.