Case Study 4
Overview: This wonderful patient was referred to us by a local periodontist to discuss options to replace her teeth. She had issues with cavities and was looking to replace the upper and lower teeth with something that could not be removed. We developed a plan to make teeth that were connected to implants and at no point did she have to wear something that could be removed. The day the teeth were removed by the periodontist, we connected a temporary prosthesis to the implants to wear while she was healing. After several months of healing, we made 3D printed provisionals to confirm that the esthetics looked great and the bite was accurate. After the patient approved these provisionals, the final prosthetics were made out of a nanoceramic material that is highly esthetic. The patient was thrilled with the final result!
Step 6- 3D Provisionals
3D printed provisionals are tried in the office to make sure the esthetics look great and that the bite is stable. After the patient approves the esthetics, the final shade is selected and the permanent prostheses are made. This is the most important step to ensure the smile looks good and the bite is correct. These provisionals are only worn in the office while trying them in.