Giovanna was referred by her General dental practitioner to discuss fixed alternatives to her existing denture. She presented to me with a loose lower full denture. The retention of the denture was significantly reduced since having the last two remaining teeth extracted one year previously. She was having difficulty chewing certain foods and wished to replace her removable denture with a fixed alternative to improve her overall function and confidence with chewing food.
Giovanna decided to proceed with the “Teeth in a Day” option to replace her lower full denture. Following prefabrication of a new denture four implants were placed and this new denture was converted to a fixed bridge on the same day. This allowed Giovanna to benefit from fixed teeth within a few weeks of her initial consultation. This option reduces the number of surgical procedures needed for a patient. The new temporary bridge was in place for 12 weeks before restoration of the implant fixtures with a new permanent reinforced bridge. Giovanna was happy to comply with a soft diet for this initial integration period. The final stage involved some short appointments for impressions and registrations before fitting the final permanent prosthesis.
Giovanna regained confidence in her teeth for eating and was delighted with the overall aesthetic and functional outcome of her treatment. From beginning to end the procedure does take several months but while the implants are integrating and soft tissues are healing Giovanna had the benefit fixed teeth. It was an absolute pleasure to treat and help Giovanna achieve a fixed lower dentition.
Absolutely fabulous, I wish I’d had it done years ago… it’s the best thing I’ve ever had done!