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Full Mouth Dental Makeover. Implant Dentist Bowmanville

We first saw Bob as a patient for an implant consult after going years with the process of losing one tooth at a time either due to decay, breakage, gum problems etc. Bob underwent several procedures to regain his smile back.  We removed the remaining teeth on the upper and lower jaw that had problems.  Eight upper dental implants were placed and an implant retained bridge was placed on top.  Four dental implants were placed on the bottom to retain an implant overdenture (implant supported denture). Why was Bob a good candidate for these procedures? Bob was the ideal candidate for this procedure as he was missing multiple teeth, was in good general and oral health (previous history of being a smoker) and was strongly opposed to wearing a removable prosthesis (denture) as a replacement option especially on the upper jaw. How did we develop a plan for treating Bob’s…

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Jun 12, 2014 by
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Dental Implant Bridge Bowmanville

Traditional dental materials used to be made of a metal foundation or core with a porcelain overlay over top.  This was a great option since the strength of the metal core was present along with the esthetics of the procelain over top.  Over time, problems started to happe with porcelain chipping, fracture.  While the metal foundation did not get damaged, you would get ugly exposure of metal through the bridge work. At West Bowmanville Dental Centre, we work in conjuction with our Lab to do a computer aided 3d design of your bridge or crown work for either traditional crowns or implant retained crows or bridges. A new dental material called zirconia offers a combination of esthetics and strength.  Since the core of a zirconia block is white in color, in addition to being resistant to chipping or staining, it becomes the optimal solution for such cases. The image in…

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Jun 2, 2014 by
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