While he did not experience as much breakdown of his teeth, Craig had even more bone loss than Mr. R. Once again, without extensive bone grafting when the teeth were taken out, any implants placedusing a “new teeth in a day” procedure, would have ultimately failed. Once we placed the bone grafts, we waited 5-6 months for the bone repair to be fully matured, before inserting the implants. This is an example of not allowing “speed” to preempt consistent,prepatory procedures.
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Mr. R had heard about ClearChoice®, their All-on-4® procedure, and their replacement teeth in a day without bone grafting, but,given his severely receding gums, he was skeptical about their process. He came to us because of our reputation for performing All-on-4® type of procedures emphasizing bone preservation. Without first performing the extensive bone grafting, his case would have failed. We extracted the bad teeth and recreated his bone structure, prior to inserting the implants. He stated that he is happy that he avoided the “assembly-line type treatments, which, I’m convinced, could NEVER have produced the results I’ve had. I now wake up every morning with a gorgeous smile, and one I don’t have to take out and put in a glass to soak overnight.”
As a vibrant 87 year old wanting better function, Mr. T presented with multiple old implants either fractured or failing, causing the old prosthesis to break. In addition, his lower teeth had fractured and his bite was severely closed. In order to restore his mouth to complete function, we had to locate parts that would fit the old implants, extract the failed ones, and replace them with several new ones. We were able to restore him to complete function. He now travels to Florida in the winter with complete confidence.