RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTISTRY


This patient had just a few remaining teeth and was wearing a set of poorly fitting upper and lower partial dentures to replace the missing teeth.

After evaluation and discussion, it was decided that the few remaining teeth did not have the strength to support new partial dentures and the patient decided to proceed with implant-supported dentures.

Implant-supported dentures gave her a comfortable, long-term prosthesis and due to the implant attachment system, she would never have to worry about her dentures loosening while eating or speaking in public.

  The upper jaw with implants and attachment system in place.

The upper jaw with implants and attachment system in place.

  The lower jaw with implants and attachment system in place.

The lower jaw with implants and attachment system in place.

  The underside of the upper denture displaying strengthening cast metal 
mesh work and implant attachments. Note that no material covers the 
palate.

The underside of the upper denture displaying strengthening cast metal mesh work and implant attachments. Note that no material covers the palate.

  The underside of the lower denture, again displaying the strengthening mesh work and implant attachments.

The underside of the lower denture, again displaying the strengthening mesh work and implant attachments.

 The final results.

The final results.


 

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