Patient has a removable F/F denture and would like implants placed in the maxilla and mandibular for a fixed prosthesis at Herts Dental Implant Clinic in Watford. The patients previous denture was loose, ill fitting and difficult to wear during function. The patient has had X6 OSSTEM ® implants placed in the lower arch and the success of the lower arch to determine the upper arch.
Bremadent was presented with this case that had X6 OSSTEM ® implants placed on various platforms and the patient would like the existing dentures to be copied exactly. We found the reason for the ill fitting dentures was a gradual procedure, as for most dentures wearers, the patient wanted a fixed solution rather than a removable and the only available option was screw retained implant bar dentures.
The treatment plan given was to create a ‘Swissedent’ style prosthesis and a implant screw retained titanium grade 5 milled bar on the OSSTEM ® platform with a mirror polished fit surface. The mirrored fit surface would be 0.3 mm away from the soft tissues to allow for personal hygiene. The implants screw access holes on the LR3,4 would be angled and the screw access on the LR6, LL3,4,6 would be straight for better overall aesthetics. The Swissedent protocols would be used for aesthetics, hygiene and function whilst the screw retained implant milled bar would be used in conjunction for retention and reciprocation to create a aesthetic and functional prosthesis.
We accepted the case and prescribed the following treatment plan :
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About the author:
Kash Qureshi is a Clinical Dental Technician (Denturist) in the U.K who oversees and quality controls over 3000+ fixed and removable prosthesis including implant cases from a clinical and technical aspect monthly at Bremadent Dental Laboratory & Swissedent Denture Clinic in London.
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