Immediate Smile Impact With Immediate Implants
Don had always been self-conscious about his smile. His upper incisors were splayed and uneven, with unsightly gaps that seemed to draw attention to themselves. He had missing lower anterior teeth that required him to wear a cumbersome partial denture, causing him discomfort and inconvenience.
Don decided it was time for a change. He longed for an improved appearance and aesthetics for his teeth, but he wasn't interested in the lengthy process of orthodontics to correct their positions and spaces. Instead, he had his sights set on dental implants, hoping they could provide a more immediate and permanent solution.
First Steps to a New Smile
The first step in Don's smile transformation involved removing the problematic upper incisors. It was a daunting but necessary procedure, one that Don felt both nervous and excited about. With the upper incisors gone, the dental team meticulously inserted the dental implants the same day, ensuring they were perfectly positioned to support the future temporary bridge. An already fabricated temporary bridge was secured to the installed implants and the soft tissues manipulated to conform to the new teeth positioning.
The lower edentulous incisor and bicuspid area also received dental implants during this appointment. The combination of precision planning and state-of-the-art technology allowed the dental team to perform these procedures with accuracy. Immediate temporary teeth were placed over the implants, transforming Don's appearance almost instantly. He couldn't help but smile when he looked in the mirror, seeing a glimpse of the radiant smile he had always desired.
Over the following weeks and months, Don's dental implants integrated with his bone, becoming a solid foundation for the permanent restorations that would complete his smile makeover. Throughout the process, we provided support and reassurance, as we were as excited as Don was about the incredible transformation taking place. Once the tissues had healed, the permanent crowns and bridges that had been fabricated were delivered to complete his new smile.
Don's Smile of His Dreams
In the end, Don achieved the smile of his dreams, thanks to the innovative approach of digital planning, immediate implants, immediate temporization, and surgical and restorative collaboration. His self-confidence soared, and he can now smile with confidence, knowing that he has overcome his dental concerns and achieved the esthetic transformation he had always hoped for. We are happy to have been part of his journey.