This patient is an example of how good dentistry can get. The pano shows a lifetime of posterior dentistry and two different condyle head shapes. The pano and frontal clinical picture shows a narrow maxilla (“V” shaped) especially on the left. The patient loved her old dentist of 20 years and it is a pleasure to tell my new patient that her dentistry was well done.
In time we will make a full upper splint balanced on the computer so all the dentistry and TM joints are protected. Prevention and Biologic maintenance is the dominate future theme.