SameDay Smile® Case Studies with Before and After Photos
The PA Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics provides a broad range of treatment and surgical options for patients with everything from mild periodontal disease to severe periodontal disease that has resulted in tooth and bone loss. The cases presented in this photo gallery provide a glimpse of several of the complex cases that the Center has handled in recent years.
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Case Study #1: Ozzie W. 60 Year Old
Chief Concern: Patient is unhappy with fit and comfort of his failed lower fixed bridge and cannot wear his lower partial denture. He is interested in a SameDay Smile® lower and single individual teeth in his upper jaw.
Treatment Received: In one surgical visit all lower teeth were removed with the placement of 6 implants. An immediate full lower fixed provisional bridge was placed. Completion of his lower case was in 3 porcelain sections. 2 implants were placed in his upper: right central incisor (#8) and left second premolar (#13) with individual crowns completed from #7 to 14 with a new permanent bridge #2 thru #6.
Case Study #2: Kaitlin
Chief Complaint: Patient is interested in improving her smile and getting out of constant pain. Patient has Sjogren’s syndrome (severe dry mouth) with generalized severe dental caries associated with most teeth.
Treatment Received: SameDay Smile® upper and lower with final 3 crown and bridge restorations in the upper jaw (8 implants) and a 1 piece fixed bridge in the lower jaw (6 implants).
Case Study #3: Bruce S. 43 Year Old
Chief Concern: Patient was very unhappy with his smile and was interested in a smile makeover. He presents with advanced periodontitis and has not been to a dentist for many years.
Treatment Received: In one surgical visit, all of his teeth were removed with 6 implants placed in the lower and upper jaws. An immediate transitional provisional was placed in his lower arch with a transitional full upper denture. The case went to completion with doctor removable fixed hybrid restorations in 3 months.
Case Study #4: Zhanna T. 50 Year Old
Chief Concern: Patient presents after being treated as a “dental tourist” in foreign countries. All previous dental work including implants have failed. Recently, two lower right implants fell out.
Treatment Received: In 2 surgical visits starting with the lower arch, all teeth and failed implants were removed and 6 implants were placed for a SameDay Smile®. Her case was completed in 3 separate porcelain bridges in each arch.
Case Study #5: Maria B. 60 Year Old
Chief Concern: Patient presents with a 20 year old upper failing reconstruction due to generalized severe dental caries on abutment teeth. She was unhappy with her gummy and asymmetrical smile.
Treatment Received: In one surgical visit, all upper teeth were removed, 8 dental implants placed for SameDay Smile®. An immediate fixed provisional was inserted and her case completed 3 months later as 3 separate fixed porcelain bridges. A night guard was fabricated to protect her porcelain restorations.
Case Study #6: Joan M
Chief Concern: Patient had non-restorable recurrent decay on all upper teeth and wanted to be rid of her upper partial denture.
Treatment Received: Eight SameDay Smile® dental implants to replace her uncomfortable upper partial denture with a complete set of permanent teeth.
Case Study #7: Philip D.
Chief Concern: 83-year old male presented with generalized medicine-related rampant caries due to severe dry mouth. He desires a fixed restoration in both jaws along with closing of his anterior open bite.
Treatment Received: In 2 surgical visits starting with the upper arch, 11 upper teeth were removed and implants were placed with a fixed provisional inserted the next day. In a second visit, 14 lower teeth were removed with immediate placement of 4 implants using the All-On-4™ concept. His case was completed as an upper screw-retained crown and bridge and a lower screw-retained fixed hybrid restoration with a night guard appliance.
Case Study #8: Nori J. 39 Year Old
Chief Concern: Patient was aware of her failing upper fixed bridgework #6 thru 11. She was interested in replacing it with permanent teeth and a SameDay Smile®
Treatment Received: In one surgical visit, #5, 6, 11, 12 were removed, 4 implants placed and a transitional fixed bridge was placed immediately in function. The final fixed bridge was completed 4 months later with a night guard appliance to protect her porcelain restoration.
Case Study #9: Mike
Chief Concern: 56 year old male had not seen a dentist in many years. He presents with generalized advanced periodontitis, loose, decayed and missing teeth. He wants to significantly improve his smile and wants minimal down time.
Treatment Received: Four traditionally placed upper arch implants for a patient removable locator bridge. In one lower surgical visit, 7 SameDay Smile® implants were placed and immediately loaded. The final case was completed 3 months later as a doctor removable hybrid bridge.
Case Study #10: Max K
Chief Concern: 42 year old male who was very unhappy with his smile, loose teeth and generalized advanced periodontitis.
Treatment Received: In one surgical visit, all remaining teeth were removed with placement of 6 implants in his lower arch for a SameDay Smile®. Ridge preservation was completed in the upper jaw with bone grafting to preserve remaining bone contours. Bilateral lateral wall sinus augmentations were completed in the upper jaw 8 months later followed by 8 dental implants. His case was completed with a framework reinforced doctor removable hybrid restoration in both arches.