Instant Gratification: A Quick Cosmetic Fix
By Mina Levi, DDS, 08/21/2014


A 56 year old female I.C. saw Dentist San Francisco Mina Levi, DDS as an emergency due to a fractured front tooth during a visit to San Francisco, CA from Ireland for a wedding. Upon examination, the patient was asymptomatic, the broken tooth was not causing her any pain. There had been a previous history of an existing restoration on that tooth that was older than 5 years. The break of this restoration was causing the patient to not be able to eat well, but was mostly a cosmetic concern.

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After the initial exam, it was determined that the patient would need to restore this tooth with a porcelain crown for the long run since so much tooth structure was missing and another composite restoration would probably not last long. However, due to the patient being in San Francisco for only a few days and she was in need of a quicker solution to her issue for the time being, Dentist San Francisco decided to restore the tooth with a large composite restoration. She explained to the patient that she would need to have the tooth restored with a porcelain crown when she returned to Ireland.
 

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Dr. Levi completed the restoration and the patient was happy with the result. The composite restoration provided a fix for the patient’s cosmetic concerns and would serve functional for the next few weeks.