CASE SUMMARY: Full Mouth Reconstruction
by Carlos Castro, DDS, FACP, Board Certified Prosthodontist
Patient “Jill” was referred to me due to her complex dental needs. She presented to our office looking for a fixed solution to replace her unstable complete removable denture. She complained of problems when biting, speaking, and eating, and it was affecting her confidence and social life.
As a Prosthodontist, I have experience planning multistage treatments and can coordinate with a patient’s general dentist and other dental specialists.
Jill’s treatment sequence included:
- A complete prosthodontic evaluation including CBCT scan, photographic analysis, Intraoral Optical scanning, and exam. We determined she was an excellent candidate for “Teeth-back in a Day” for the maxilla and a removable partial denture to re-establish posterior function on the mandible.
- For the maxilla, we developed a digital denture, performed an All-on-5 implant surgery, and provided her with an interim fixed implant prosthesis.
- For the mandible, we placed full-coverage crowns with endodontically treated teeth splinted to support a stable design of a partial removable denture.
- After completion of healing time, the maxillary fixed was replaced with a hybrid prosthesis.
- All lab prosthetics were fabricated at our in-house dental laboratory called Prostho Dental Lab, by an experienced and certified technician.
- Maxillary arch: Transitional fixed denture PMMA with characterized pink
composite. Final Zirconia fixed denture.
- Mandibular arch: Full coverage Zirconia crowns on teeth combined with a
metal-acrylic removable partial denture.
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The Reconstructive Dentistry Team
Georgia Prosthodontics is a specialty practice focused on Implant, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry. Drs. Castro & Delgado have the training and private practice experience that makes treatments of complex cases more successful, including the following examples:
• Patients with severely worn/damaged teeth, missing all teeth, or with ill-fitting dentures can receive a full arch of natural-looking teeth to restore function & esthetics.
• Patients with congenital defects, a chronic condition, or traumatic injury can receive oral prostheses, which may be a combination of dental implants, crowns, bridges, or veneers.
• Patients with difficult anterior cases in the esthetic zone can receive single or multiple dental implants to replace missing teeth, or veneers or crowns to improve the appearance of their smile.
In addition, they have a private dental laboratory called Prostho Dental Lab. An in-house, experienced, and certified dental technician creates each custom restoration for referred patients from the best materials using the latest technology. To send an implant case to our dental lab, please visit: www.prostholab.com