Mandibular Procera Implant Bridge (PIB) with an Upper Denture
View step-by-step how we helped the doctor give this patient back her smile! The patient presented as fully edentulous. After wearing dentures for a number of years, she had issues with her ill-fitting lower denture and desired a fixed alternative. Upon delivery of a Procera lower implant bridge with a new upper denture, the patient was thrilled, proclaiming “I now feel like I have my natural teeth back”.
Pictured above: “Before” picture of patient’s existing dentures
Pictured above: At this point the surgeon has placed the implants and allowed them to heal. On top of the implants are the impression posts. The two in the back are old implants (silver) and the four in the front are new implants (gold).
Pictured above: The final impression including impression posts which stay with the impression.
Pictured above: The verification jig on the model is used to verify the accuracy of the model as compared to intraorally.
Pictured above: Zirconia framework on the model
Pictured above: Zirconia framework try-in
Pictured above: Occlusal view of Zirconia framework try-in
Pictured above: X-ray of the framework in the mouth which is used to confirm the prosthesis is fully seated.
Pictured above: The final prosthetic on the model. The technician applied porcelain to the framework with pink gingival porcelain for aesthetics.
Pictured above: Occlusal view of the final prosthetic on the model
Pictured above: The final denture and Procera implant bridge delivered
Pictured above: Occlusal view of the delivered Procera implant bridge
Pictured above: Patient’s new upper denture opposing the PIB
Pictured above: Happy patient
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