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This patient presented after she had lost all her upper teeth due to advanced untreated periodontal disease. After the condition was treated and a good standard of oral health had been re-established, the treating clinician then had a removable prosthesis manufactured. While this approach was successful, something was missing. Most patients struggle with the transition from being dentate to becoming edentulous, and our patient was no different. With the lack of fixation and stability of the denture, the patient also found life with a plastic palate “uncomfortable”. Alongside these functional issues the patient also felt that, while the shade of the teeth were “ok”, everything else about the denture was “just not right”.
On reviewing the diagnostic images Fig. 1, 2 & 3 we came to these conclusions:
1. Tooth position was incorrect both in long axis and facial position
2. The teeth were too small for the patient and did not fit her face
3. The vertical dimension was incorrect
4. These issues resulted in lack of lip support and overclosure.
Implant Placement & Aesthetic try in.
Pekkton Scientific data & Material benefits.
These illustrations show some of the properties of Pekkton.
Delivery of the completed bridge.
After all the lab procedures were completed it was time to deliver the finished prosthesis to the Drs office. (Fig 10, 11, 12 & 13)
The Fit appointment.
The images below show the final result at the fit appointment. The whole team was delighted with the outcome and the patient was especially thrilled to receive her final prosthesis.