1. This is what it looked like under the temporary bridge. There was a significant amount of tooth decay and not enough tooth structure remaining to support a new bridge.
2. Apart from the decayed teeth, this picture illustrates the unevenness of the gum line and how the upper teeth have grown down on the patient’s right side over time leaving no room for a bridge.
3. This x-ray illustrates the presence of 2 implants placed by the prior dentist. These implants could not be used as part of full set teeth replacement and required removal.
4. After the remaining teeth and fixtures were removed, 4 new fixtures were placed in the upper jaw, but these would not allow extension of the prosthesis all the way back. We inserted additional Zygomatic implants into the underside of the cheekbones and this allowed full set replacement.