Teeth-in-a-day

Boise Prosthodontics 208.376.0567
Boise Prosthodontics 208.376.0567
Boise Prosthodontics 208.376.0567
Boise Prosthodontics 208.376.0567

Case Information

This patient was originally referred to our office in hopes that we could help her son. Both mother and son have a rare condition known as Ectodermal Dysplasia. As we discussed the son’s situation, she expressed her concern and desire to do anything possible to make sure her son did not have to experience the same things she had to experience during her childhood. She shared how difficult her youth and teenage years were due to the fact that she was missing teeth and had to use a denture. The mother decided to review treatment options for herself as well as her son. Not long after our first meeting with the patient, Dr. Brett Comstock (a local oral surgeon), Precision Dental Arts (a local dental lab), and Nobel Biocare (an international implant manufacturer) all asked to be a part in helping with treatment. Her treatment included a new maxillary denture that was custom designed. We did not complete the denture until knowing she genuinely approved the appearance of her teeth and liked everything about them. She also received four dental implants in her lower jaw that were immediately restored the day they were inserted with a healing implant bridge. This technique is also known as “teeth in a day” or “all-on-4”. After the implants fully healed, a custom fitting final fixed implant bridge was provided. This treatment has completely changed her life and she has been a pleasure to work with.