Columbus Bridge Case prior to any treatment.
Photo 1 These teeth are all mobile and a full clearance is needed, vertical height will be recorded before teeth are removed. An Impression of the teeth is taken at this stage and a temporary setup and stent made by us before returning to surgery.
Photo 2 Occlusal view of excess holes at palatal areas. Note it is important that the implants are placed with a slight palatal angle or that the angle is corrected with low profile abutment at the second stage. Low profile abutments are placed with a slight palatal angle so screw access does not come through the teeth buccaly.
Photo 3 Showing overbite and overjet on a denar articulator.
Photo 4 Anterior view showing the overbite and overjet on the articulator.
Photo 5 X-Ray of the Columbus bridge in situ showing fit at implant level.
Photo 6 The Columbus Bridge is fitted and the patient’s smile says it all.
This will be placed for six months and after the tissue has settled, a final milled bridge will be placed.
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