We provide the ideal answer to Bob’s problem plate.
When golfer Bob had to lose a damaged premolar, the denture he opted for never quite came up to scratch for him. Happily, one of our implants proved a much better solution.
Bob visited his dentist to resolve a problem with an upper right premolar that was causing him increasing discomfort: it had a cracked root and needed to be extracted. He chose to have the tooth replaced with a partial denture, rather than an implant. However, after living with the denture for around six months, he found that it was irritating his tongue and affecting both his eating and speech.
Assessment & Treatment
When Bob came to us to discuss having an implant, our clinical team’s comprehensive assessment revealed that he had a few retained roots in addition to the extracted upper right premolar which had been replaced by his partial denture.
We advised that these be removed at the same time as placing an implant to replace his missing tooth. Our state-of-the-art imaging also showed us that we could give him two new teeth supported on just one implant, which would not only improve his biting platform but also give him a fuller smile.
Bob is delighted. He can now eat more confidently without worrying about the denture moving or falling out, and smile without having to deal with a denture that affected his speech and irritated his tongue.