July 25, 2013

Healthy Implants, Healthy Smiles

This healthy young (40 years old) man, with a difficult dental history, finally found himself in the position to fix his mouth.  The one thing he knew for sure--he didn't want to have a denture.  His upper remaining teeth were failing, and the upper back teeth had been gone for such a long time that the bone had shrunk also. The idea of sinus lifts and bone grafts, a more serious surgical procedure, did not appeal to him.  Fortunately, the bone in the front of his upper jaw, examined by means of a CT Scan,  was more than ample for us to place six dental implants.  

Position of Implants

The positions of the implants, their distribution, and the "tilted" angulation of the most posterior implants, allow fabrication of a computer-designed, milled titanium framework to support a full complement of upper teeth and be screw retained.  The end result will be a permanent upperfixed bridge.  We have had great success for many years treating both upper and lower jaws with the All-on-4 technique.  More information is available on our website, with patient reports on their experiences. 

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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