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Portfolio Case: Dentures

Age: 87

Gender: Male

Complaint:

No medical issues declared.

Background Info

Patient had been attending another dental practice regularly but was extremely unhappy with the treatment he received; he hadn’t been for 12 months. Patient has a full upper denture from 21 and a partial lower denture which are 3 years old. Patient would like to discuss dental implants or a new denture. Patient has had 6 dentures and been unhappy with them all.

Patient advised to have 21, 34, 44, 43 extracted and immediate dentures made until we the gums have healed and a new denture can be made.
All risks and benefits discussed in detail with patient and he chose to have new dentures made.

Visit 1

Primary Impressions taken and sent to lab for immediate upper and lower dentures. Patient returns later to have extractions and denture fitted.

Local anaesthetic given Articaine. 21, 34, 44, 43 extractions completed and immediate dentures fitted.

Visit 2

Patient returns in June to have primary impressions taken for his new dentures. Patient wants straight teeth with good colour unlike old dentures.

Visit 3

Patient returns for bite registration visit. Special tray impressions taken.

Visit 4

Patient attends try in appointment today. Occlusion checked and adjusted accordingly. Patient is happy with shade and mould of teeth.

Visit 6

Patient attends for his denture fit. Occlusion checked and dentures fit fine. Patient happy.

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