In this video, Antonio shares his experience about replacement of his missing teeth with dental implants, the treating dentists, and our office. He had lost two of his lower molars since teenage years. He was recommended dental implants as the ideal replacement option. First, he required orthodontic treatment to create adequate space and then bone grafting was done to augment the bone that had been lost following extractions. Finally two implants were placed, one on each side, providing support for single crowns. This provided him with a good bite and ability to eat his favorite food.
Dental implants success depends on many factors including patient health, proper diagnosis and treatment planning, team approach between the oral surgeon, restorative dentist, and other team members, as well as normal and healthy bone where implants are placed. This podcast reviews techniques used to correct a three dimensional jaw bone defect to allow proper positioning of dental implants and bridge.