53 year old male.

Case Background:

The patient had bridge work that failed on the upper right hand side and had been wearing a removable upper denture from that point onward and had decided that he wanted to change to a fixed option.


A sinus lift was performed as there was not enough jaw bone available and 3 implants were placed. While waiting for the implants to integrate the patient was happy to continue wearing his removable denture. 3 months after the implant surgery, a 4 unit fixed bridge was attached to the implants. The over-erupted lower tooth was adjusted to allow room for a proper height tooth to be used in his new fixed implant supported bridge. The next stage will involve extraction of the patients lower right hand side tooth and the placement of 2 implants with crowns attached along with one other crown on his natural tooth.