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This patient didn't like his smile because it looked like he had no teeth. He asked for the simplest, least costly option that would give him the most teeth.
A bigger smile revealed one tooth.
The radiograph reveals where his teeth are, but NONE of them touch each other for chewing.
His jaw closes until his upper and lower teeth hit his gum.
Opening the bite shows some bad teeth.
A view of the upper jaw.
The lower jaw.
Teeth on the right side.
Teeth on the left side.
This is the acrylic partial denture to be worn while his mouth changes after the removal of bad teeth.
It relies on the gum tissue for support.
The final upper partial denture has a precision cast titanium frame that grips and rests on the teeth for stability.
The teeth share the forces of chewing with the gum tissue.
The lower partial denture replaces all of the chewing teeth.
The chewing forces are shared between the teeth and gums.
This traditional dental treatment without dental implants restores the entire mouth with just two prosthetic parts. Appearance and chewing are greatly improved.
He now likes his smile.
He is happy because he can also chew his food better.