Dental Implants - case 1
17 December 2015
This is a 70 year old gentleman that was referred by his dental surgeon regarding implant treatment in the upper jaw. He had lost three teeth and was correctly advised that a conventional bridge would not be an ideal restoration.

Following a full pre-operative workup which included a cone beam CT scan, study models and fabrication of a surgical guide, the patient was treated within the unit under local anaesthesia. Bone was grafted into the large socket and defect in the canine region and following healing, three Straumann implants were inserted into the bone. The bone was allowed to fuse to the implants for three months and following this, were exposed and the final bridge fabricated using porcelain fused to precious metal.

 
 
pre-op intra-oral view
 
 
pre-op intra-oral view
 
 
surgical guide
 
 
 
Fused crowns - ceramic fused to precious metal
 
 
Final work two months after insertion in the mouth, showing good gingival health, aesthetics and adequate space for easy cleaning between the crowns.  
 
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