After years of periodontal disease, tissue degradation, root canals, and pain from infection, this gentleman decided to have his teeth extracted. An immediate upper denture was fabricated and placed in the patients mouth as soon as the teeth were gone. This treatment option is a good one for those who can't go without teeth for too long.
Happy to see this option functioned as good as it looked once it was inserted.
Rudy's Previous Complete Upper Denture and Partial Lower Denture showed signs of wear, and some partial components were becoming ineffective and unsupportive. Rudy began to loose his smile as the tissues resorbed, and the teeth wore down.
But Rudy is smiling again!!!
Looking Good Rudy
Christine's previous denture teeth were broken and chipped from years of clenching and grinding. Her bite was locked and she was unable to grind without hitting/breaking something off.
Her new set was created to incorporate her jaw movements while keeping they rest of her teeth from hitting prematurely during these movements.
The Patient's Complete Upper Denture was extremely worn, old(over 10yrs), very loose, and the midline of the denture was 1/2 inch off. His lower partial denture had teeth added until it was a full denture. This extended period of time without refitting caused the bite to worsen over time and the vertical dimension to shrink beyond an appropriate level.
As you can see with the new denture set, the midlines match we have an even bite and restored our patient to a proper vertical dimension.