February 10, 2014

When Retreatment Is Necessary

For a healthy individual with good oral hygiene, dental implants are predictably successful and survival rates above 90-95% are reported.  This patient reported he was not comfortable wearing an upper denture, so he had four dental implants placed with a screw-retained prosthesis.  Unfortunately, he was not in good health, being a diabetic, having untreated hepatitis-C, and chronic sinusitis.  On a temporary basis, he now wears a temporary denture that holds onto the remaining single implant as his health status improves.  After that, we will examine and discuss his treatment options and alternatives.

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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