Crown & Bridge Dental Implants

Case Study #1: Lee 50 Year Old

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Chief Concern:  Lee was overall very unhappy with her smile which consisted of loose teeth and a removable partial denture that didn’t fit properly. 

Treatment Received:  After nonsurgical periodontal therapy was completed in Lee’s lower jaw, her upper remaining teeth were removed with the placement of six dental implants. A transitional full maxillary denture was worn during the healing phase followed by a full arch implant restoration. Lower arch implants are planned in the future.

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Case Study #2: Joan

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Chief Concern: Joan had non-restorable, recurrent decay on all her upper teeth. She also wanted to be rid of her troublesome, upper partial denture.

Treatment Received: Eight SameDay Smile® dental implants replaced her uncomfortable upper partial denture, offering her a complete set of permanent teeth.

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Case Study #3: Maria 60 Year Old

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Chief Concern: Due to generalized, severe dental decay on abutement (connecting) teeth, Maria came in with 20-year-old upper failing reconstruction. She was also unhappy with her “gummy” and asymmetrical smile.

Treatment Received:  In one surgical visit, all of Maria’s upper teeth were removed, eight dental implants were placed for a SameDay Smile®. An immediate fixed provisional was inserted and Maria’s case was completed three months later as three, separate, fixed porcelain bridges. A night guard was made to protect her porcelain restorations.

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Case Study #4: Maria 49 Year Old

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Chief Concern:  Maria was unhappy with her smile, had loose teeth and problems chewing. She was aware of her advanced periodontal disease.

 

Treatment Received:  In one surgical visit, all of Maria’s upper and lower teeth were removed. Bilateral sinus augmentation (lateral wall approach) was completed with ridge preservation (i.e. bone reconstruction) for future implant site development. In addition, six lower SameDay Smile® implants were placed and immediately loaded in function. Six weeks later, we started on her lower jaw which was completed in three sections with porcelain fused to metal crown and bridge restorations. A few months later, eight implants were placed in her upper jaw. She was restored in four sections in the upper jaw with porcelain fused to metal crown and bridge restorations. A night guard was made to protect her new smile.

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Case Study #5: Zhanna 50 Year Old

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Chief Concern:  Zhanna had been treated as a “dental tourist” in foreign countries. All her previous dental work, including implants, had failed. Recently, two lower right implants had fallen out.

Treatment Received:  In two surgical visits starting with the lower arch, all Zhanna’s teeth and failed implants were removed and six implants were placed for a SameDay Smile®. Zhanna’s case was completed with three separate, porcelain bridges in each arch.

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Case Study #6: Joe

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Chief Concern: Joe had both esthetic and functional concerns as his upper bridge as very loose due to severe, recurrent dental decay.

Treatment Received: In one surgical visit, Joe’s remaining upper teeth were removed, implant site development was completed with bone grafting in remaining sites and a lateral wall sinus bone augmentation was completed in his upper right sinus. Nine months later, eight implants were placed and Joe was restored in a one-piece porcelain bridge. A night guard was made to protect his investment.

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Case Study #7: Liya

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Chief Concern: Liya was anxious to be rid of her uncomfortable lower and upper partial dentures. Her remaining lower teeth were very loose and uncomfortable.

Treatment Received: In one surgical visit, Liya’s remaining lower teeth were removed and six SameDay Smile® implants were placed and immediately restored with a fixed temporary bridge. The lower was completed as a one-piece fixed porcelain bridge. The upper back implants were placed three years later and restored as bilateral, three-unit bridges with distal cantilevers.

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Case Study #8: John 61 Year Old

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Chief Concern:  John wasn’t just unhappy with his appearance —his upper teeth were causing him a lot of discomfort. He had not seen a dentist in many years and was looking for a full smile makeover.

Treatment Received:  In one surgical visit, we removed John’s remaining upper teeth and placed six implants with site specific sinus elevations (osteotomes) on the distal implants. A transitional full upper denture was worn during the healing phase and completion of upper crown and bridge case was commenced four months later in three sections.

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Case Study #9: Ludmila

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Chief Concern:  Ludmilla had recently lost her lower right fixed bridge due to severe recurrent dental decay. She had not seen a dentist in many years, was aware of her generalized, advanced periodontitis and loose teeth and wanted to improve her smile.
Treatment Received:  In one surgical visit, Ludmila’s remaining lower teeth were removed with six, immediate dental implants placed for a SameDay Smile®. An immediate fixed provisional was inserted the next day and her case was completed as crown and bridge on two, fixed bridges three months later. A removable partial denture replaced all her upper back teeth. A fixed implant restoration is planned for the upper jaw in the future.

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Provisional Phase

Case Study #10: Sedo 62 Year Old

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Chief Concern:  Sedo lost all his upper teeth and was very unhappy with his complete denture. He recently had had periodontal therapy completed in his lower jaw and lower right fixed implant bridge (#28 to #30) completed with implants.

Treatment Received:  Eight upper implants were placed with his final case being three separate fixed bridges. A night guard was made to protect his porcelain restoration and to control his clenching habit.

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After Treatment