Advanced, untreated gum disease destroys gum tissue, bone tissues and teeth. Occlusal forces that operate upon untreated diseased teeth can accelerate the disease process and also disrupt normal jaw function and resting positions.
Bite collapse is not unusual, as teeth shorten or begin to shift that can cause the patients bite to close down too far.
Extraction of all diseased or compromised teeth, along with removal of diseased soft tissues can often be an effective treatment for eradicating everything at once.
See how a 60 something male undergoes an entire full mouth reconstruction that is completed in one appointment. A temporary bridge was placed on immediate load implants in the lower jaw whiie an immediate denture was fitted to the upper jaw that was fully treated to rebuild and regenerate new bone tissue for all bone that was lost to disease, resorption and numerous extractions.
Implants for the upper jaw, after adequate healing time, provided the foundation for a screw retained fixed bridge. The lower temporary bridge was eventually replaced with a premium grade porcelain-titanium bridge.
Footage provided by Ara Nazarian, DDS, Troy MI.
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