James Russell is the Embarrassing Bodies Dentist providing advice and treatment on Channel 4's BAFTA winning TV programme

Severe tooth wear

Case: Richard

Problem: Extreme tooth wear.

Solution: Porcelain veneers and crowns

Richard had extreme tooth wear. He was embarrassed by his worn, yellow teeth and avoided smiling and photographs at all cost! On top of being self-conscious he was also in severe pain as some teeth had been worn through to the nerve!

In Richard's case there was only 1 solution, he needed a full mouth rehabilitation using porcelain veneers and crowns. The very back teeth were restored in gold to be able to withstand the large forces that grinding creates. Where the wear was into the nerve, root canal treatment was painlessly provided by a Endodontic (root canal) specialist, Dr Michael Sultan.

The result was just as planned, Dr James Russell restored Richards teeth back to their former glory. He now not only has a great smile but his health and function are under control too, ensuring he will be grinning for years to come.