Dental Implants – Maggie’s Case

Dental Implants – Maggie’s Case

Before

Glendale dental implants photo of patient (mag1) in the smile gallery of Dr. Robert Thein.

Maggie is from Glendale, and she has a problem with her teeth.

One day at dinner her grandson asked, “Grandma, why aren’t you eating your corn?” But Maggie was too ashamed to tell him about her broken teeth and loose bridges. Maggie often thought about what her grandson said. She thought to herself, “I can’t go on like this. It’s my turn to take care of myself.” The thought of wearing ill-fitting dentures scared her.

Los Angeles dental implants photo of patient (mag2) in the smile gallery of Dr. Robert Thein.

Los Angeles dental implants photo of patient (mag3) in the smile gallery of Dr. Robert Thein.Glendale dental implants photo of patient (mag4) in the smile gallery of Dr. Robert Thein. Glendale dental implants photo of patient (mag5) in the smile gallery of Dr. Robert Thein.

A Carbon Dioxide Laser was used to place and uncover implants. Lasers cause less bleeding and less trauma to gum tissue than traditional techniques.

Dekker® Laser

Glendale dental implants photo of patient (mag6) in the smile gallery of Dr. Robert Thein. Glendale dental implants photo of patient (mag7) in the smile gallery of Dr. Robert Thein.

Using the patient’s chin bone and xenograft to augment deficient areas of Maggie’s mouth, Dr. Thein was able to place implants, crowns and porcelain veneers to rebuild her whole mouth.

Maggie decided that she wanted individual porcelain teeth rather than teeth on a base attached to the implants, so this is what we did. The result is very much like having her own natural teeth back.

After

Glendale dental implants photo of patient (mag8) in the smile gallery of Dr. Robert Thein.

With dental implants, Maggie can eat
anything she wants, including corn on the cob.
And for that she is very thankful.

 

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