Case study 4493
5 Dental implants, bone augmentation, external sinus lift, 25 porcelain fused to metal crowns
The patient, at the age of 57, came to the Dental Progress Clinic for both functional and aesthetic reasons. The patient had old prostheses that had changed their color and also the patient’s way of smile, she was trying to hide it with her hand or lip, fact that changed her entire physiognomy. The old prosthesis did not follow the aesthetic principle, the teeth were shorter than normal, giving the patient an old aspect. Because on the lateral areas the patient was edentulous and the extractions had been performed a long time ago the quantity of the bone was highly reduced. The external sinus lift and the bone augmentation were required in order to place dental implants. The external sinus lift surgery and the dental implants placement have been performed in the same phase so the waiting time to place the implants and to complete this case has been seriously reduced. Because the upper front teeth did not have a support for a lasting prosthesis, we have decided to extract them and to place 2 implants. The case was difficult because the bone was thin and, moreover, it had a low density. In order to steady the implants it was necessary to do bone compression for this area and bone augmentation for the upper front area. There has also been done a papillae remodeling with the aid of a temporary component specially made for this purpose.
Being a complicated case, we have decided to add it to the Art & Fashion project developed by the Dental Progress Clinic. The result was an exceptional one so the patient declared that her new smile is the greatest joy of her life, not being necessary to hide it, but to be proud of her new Hollywood smile.
Cazul fiind foarte complex, am decis cooptarea pacientei în proiectul Art&Fashion, dezvoltat în cadrul clinicii stomatologice Dental Progress. Rezultatul a fost unul excepțional, pacienta mărturisindu-ne că noul ei zâmbet reprezintă cea mai mare bucurie din viața ei, acum nemaifiind nevoie sa se ascundă când zâmbește, ci să se mândrească cu minunatul ei zâmbet de Hollywood.