Appletree Dental Care, 3 Crow Road, Glasgow, G11 7RT

Tel: 0141 339 1961

Implant Crown Case Study: Finding the Right Shade for the Patient’s Teeth

Callum ‘s dentist sent him to Appletree because he could not get used to his removable denture and decided he wanted a dental implant.

He filled out our new patient’s concerns form – as all cosmetic dentistry patients do – but oddly did not say he was concerned about the colour or staining of his teeth.

In fact, his only problem was filling the space at the front of his mouth with a dental implant and a porcelain crown on top. Dr Murphy duly obliged as you can see in the photos.

implant surgery in progress

dental implant in place

It was a  significant challenge finding the right shade and translucency for the porcelain crown, given that he wanted it to look like his other teeth.

However our ceramicists managed to mirror not only the colours but also the fracture lines in the adjacent teeth.

implant crown from the front

implant crown from below

Although this may not be perceived as the most cosmetic result, it was the right one as far as Callum was concerned.

The final cost for his implant crown, everything included, was £2100.

Brendan Murphy

A highly-respected cosmetic dentist in Glasgow, Dr Brendan Murphy is a graduate of dentistry from Glasgow University, he has worked with dental patients in the city for more than 20 years. He has a particular interest in dental implantology as well as considerable experience in many kinds of cosmetic dentistry. However, regardless of the treatment services required, Dr Murphy is, first and foremost, motivated to deliver the results his patients want and need.