OK… now it’s yesterday’s delivery.
‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try… I can’t get no…
Sometimes the best part of my job is the satisfaction gained by significantly improving a patient’s quality of life. This patient is in her mid 70s and has a host of health issues and difficulty with her upper denture (opposing natural teeth). Her upper arch is quite flat… small ridge with a shallow palate, requiring the use of adhesive. And, we all know how well that (doesn’t) work.
This blog post isn’t going to be a comprehensive case presentation. It’s just a quick demonstration. Most of us don’t get to do many implant-bar dentures. But, holy cow… the retention is outstanding.
To take a patient from a loose upper denture that causes constant embarrassment or fear of embarrassment…. to ultimate confidence about her teeth… is just the coolest thing I can think of doing in my practice. That’s not to mention she’ll be able to sit at the table without having to think about what she can or can’t eat.
This patient is going into major surgery next Tuesday (facing a long recovery) and was anxious to have this done (and over with). So my lab did a great job of cranking this out in time.
Without further ado…. some pics (click on the big image to advance to the next image):
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