Multiple Implants Replacing a Partial Denture

By Dr Adam Glassford

Before

The starting point here is an old partial denture that had been worn for many years and some old crowns on the upper front teeth.

Before

The patient decided that she would like a permanent fixed replacement of the denture and a fresher younger look to the rest of the smile

Temporary Restorations: The Trail Smile

The case was planned using models of the teeth and numerous photographs looking in particular at the smile line and shape of the lips at rest and at smile. Once the implants had been placed upper right and upper left, the temporary restorations are fitted as a 'trial smile,' fitted as shown above. This allows the patient time to get used to the new shape and contours of the teeth before the final work is created. The trial smile can be altered as many times as the patient wishes until they are happy with the final look. The customised trial smile is then translated into the final ceramic work

After

The final crowns and implant bridges.

After

After

The final result reflects the patient’s wish list for a healthy fresher look that still looked natural and not out of place given her age.