Implants And Fixed Bridgework

Dental implants after healing


Dental implants with teeth affixed to them

This patient had worn a complete set of dentures for over thirty years.  Because of this, he was no longer able to wear a lower denture due to a normal atrophy, or withering away, of his lower gum ridge.  We placed four endosseous implants into his jawbone and allowed bone to form around them for six months.  Then, a set of lower teeth was constructed and was fastened to the implants with screws.  This patient’s original request was to be able to eat peanuts, something that most of us with teeth take for granted.  Now, this happy fellow can eat all of the peanuts that his heart desires.

A very happy patient with his dental implants securely holding his new teeth in place