It’s said that dentists are not “doctors”. They are dentists, they don’t save lives. But we do help in making lives better. And this case will prove just that – where a general doctor still needs a “dentist doctor” to treat him to be able to live better.
Dr. Pandya, a retired physician had suffered multiple losses of teeth due to years of neglect.
When he visited us, he just had a few teeth dangling in his mouth. With such an oral condition, he was facing extreme difficulty in chewing food and in maintaining a healthy diet.
We started his treatment by getting a CBCT scan of his jaws, which helped us in the proper planning of the further restorations. As all the remaining teeth were out of the bony support, they were removed gradually. A treatment involving fixed restorations was planned for him, involving the placement of 10 Nobel Biocare Replace Select dental implants in the jaws over a period of 3 months. Minimally invasive surgeries using our WaterLase Laser were done wherever possible, keeping his age and health in mind and making them extremely comfortable for him. The lower jaw had a denture fixed on only four dental implants, following the principles of the “All on Four” procedure. The upper jaw received Porcelain fused to metal screw-retained prosthesis, thus giving him a complete set of fixed teeth.