Implant supported bridge

Complete loss of tooth
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Horizontal alveolar bone loss
Courtesy of Dr N. Dinh Hung An, 2023
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Treatment Summary

Patient Information

  • Age: 56
  • Gender: female

Diagnosis

  • Horizontal alveolar bone loss on 2.4 (UL4), 2.5 (UL5), 2.6 (UL6), 2.7 (UL7)
  • Complete loss of tooth on 2.4 (UL4), 2.5 (UL5), 2.6 (UL6), 2.7 (UL7)

Total Treatment Visits

  • 4

Treatment planning

Visit #1: Consultation followed by CBCT, intra- and extra-oral photographs
Visit #2: Implant placement in the position of #24, #27 and GBR (guided bone regeneration) was carried out
Visit #3: After 6 months of healing, digital impression with iTero scanner was taken to record implant position and occlusion
Visit #4: Final restoration was seated on #24 to #27

Bemerkungen

In cases of long dental bridges (2 pontics in the current case), most of doctors' concern about the accuracy of impression technique.
For example, doctors use a jig made of resin to connect impression copings or scan-bodies when taking impression.
In this case of long span (#24-#27), I used the iTero scanner to scan scan-bodies without using a jig. The final restoration fit well and I didn't spend time adjusting the occlusion and contact points. The final results are perfect.

Digital technique has the following advantages:
- More comfortable experience for patients
- Dental restorations fabricated faster
- Better fit
- Saving time and money

Images

Initial and final

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iTero Scans

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Röntgenbilder

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Progress Images

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