When patient present with a “terminal dentition”, meaning there is no hope of saving the teeth…we turn our attention to the “All-on-4” or 5 or 6 concept. With the use of guided technology we are able to place multiple implant in the patient to give her a smile she has never had before. She used to be so self-conscious about her appearance that she barely smiled.
With this concept we are able to provide the patient with a “fixed” solution, meaning that she will never need to remove the prosthesis and it is fixed to her jaw. They feel like regular teeth, without the need to remove it like a denture.
This is a 1-week postop photo after performing an All-on-5 case on the patient. Can you tell which jaw has the All-on-5 prosthesis?
This is what we started with: Terminal periodontal disease with bone loss around 90% of her teeth. The majority of them had severe mobility, grade III.
This is what we ended up doing for her: All-on-5 in the lower jaw.
Another life changing surgery. Changing smile, changing lives.