Upper and Lower Teeth on 4
The Upper and Lower Teeth-on-4 treatment is a new breakthrough in dental implantology. In this case the patient had both the upper and lower jaws treated simultaneously.
The implants are positioned in such a way to stabilise the full arch bridge. The implants are carefully and accurately positioned in order for the forces during function to be equally distributed. During the healing phase the implants integrate with the jaw bone and become ‘fused’ with the bone. In this photo one can see the the tissues are pink which indicates that they are healthy. This photo was taken during the routine maintenance phase of cleaning the bridge.
After the healing phase, the final Teeth-on-4 bridge is made. It is possible to choose the color, shape, size of teeth of your choice. The bridges are tried in the mouth to ensure high accuracy of fit and acceptance by the patient. If the dentist and the patient are both happy with the results the bridges will be secured onto the implants.
The Teeth-on-4 bridge is made according to patients requests. In this case the patient wanted a bright white perfect smile. The teeth were mounted in a natural position according to natural proportion. Note in this case that both upper and lower bridges have 12 teeth each.
The implants are positioned in a way to best distribute the forces during function. In this case it was decided that 5 implants should be placed rather than 4. This decision is sometimes made during surgery to if the other implants lack sufficient stability to accept a provisional bridge on the same day. In this case the bridge should be called a ‘Teeth-on-5 bridge !’
The lower Teeth-on-4 bridge is ready for seating on the implants. Here one is able to see the small holes which allow the bridge screws to secure the bridge onto the implants. The small holes will be covered with tooth colored resin cement.
The upper bridge is positioned in the mouth. The bridge is checked for accuracy of fit and comfort for the patient. The bridge is secured in to position and it does not move ! Only a dentist can remove the bridge once it is secured into position. The palate (roof of the mouth) is uncovered, this makes a big difference in terms of comfort and ability to taste food.
The lower Teeth-on-4 bridge is secured on the implants. The access holes are covered with tooth colored resin cement. The bridge is sleek and does not occupy a large volume in the patients mouth. Patients find the bridges very comfortable and are able to once again function properly with fixed teeth.
The bridges are adjusted according to the patients bite. This ensures that all teeth are biting together evenly and that the patient is comfortable during function and speech.
The facial appearance can be altered when having dental implants. Once treatment is completed it is important to recreated the facial profile which the patient needs in order to not only replace missing teeth but also replace gums and bone which have shrunk during the tooth loss process.
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