Conservative Restorations Following Orthodontic Therapy
I strongly believe that removing all the enamel from a tooth in order to fabricate a crown is less than ideal treatment. Ideal treatment maintains the most amount of natural tooth structure for as long as possible with the goal be to maintain one tooth for one life.
The patient was first treated with Invisilign therapy. Teeth #6 and 11 were extracted for this 69 year old patient. Following completion of moving teeth, I removed all of the amalgam restorations and replaced them with direct bonded resin restorations under a rubber dam.