Gerald was a new patient. He lives in North Carolina. His dentist was attending September 2017's "24 Hour Teeth" course and knew Gerald would be a great candidate for this technique.
Gerald came to the office with dentures. He had no teeth on either top or bottom.
While Gerald is prepped for surgery, Dr. Gibney reviews and plans implant placement with the other dentists including Gerald's personal dentist from North Carolina.
After CT scans are reviewed and implant locations are planned, Dr. Gibney begins implant surgery.
8 implants are surgically placed. Dr. Gibney takes impressions of the bottom implants with posts screwed in.
Before beginning surgery on the upper, Dr. Gibney reviews the surgical plan with the other dentists.
The second part of surgery begins on the upper arch.
The other dentists watch and discuss techniques with Dr. Gibney.
Gerald's dentist assists in the implant surgery.
Surgery on the lower arch is complete.
Gerald is able to go home and rest for the rest of the day.
The afternoon is spent preparing the temporary teeth. Dr. Gibney scans the impressions and creates the temporary teeth using computer software.
This file is sent to the dental mill which will mill out the teeth into a puck overnight.
Day Two begins by taking the temporary teeth out of the mill.
Dr. Gibney adds some stain to the grooves of the teeth to make them look more realistic.
Dr. Gibney and the other dentists examine the temporary teeth.
Gerald comes in very early on Day Two. Day Two is always very quick for the patient. The temporary teeth are cemented in and Gerald is on his way!
The temporary teeth will typically remain in the patient's mouth for 4-6 months. They act as a cast to let the implant sites heal.
Gerald returns to Florida to have his final restorations cemented in. He has his smile back and feels great!
Gerald's smile changed drastically within 24 hours.
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