Case of the Month – Filipa Maruta
Age - 39
Country - PORTUGAL
Clinical Case Description
The patient’s oral health was deeply deteriorated when he reached the clinic. Many teeth were missing, particularly the posterior, there were fractured teeth, old ceramic-metal crowns already maladapted and unfunctional, and the dimension of the face’s lower third had been compromised (vertical dimension).
The patient sought our help to improve his masticatory abilities and, at the same time, find an aesthetic solution according to his age, capable of giving him a young and healthy smile, suiting his age and lifestyle.
Planning the treatment steps:
- 1st Clinical Evaluation and complementary diagnostic tests
- 2º Implant placement surgery and provisional teeth on the patient’s teeth
3rd Follow-up appointment to assess the healing and postoperative process.
- 4th Appointment focused on dental molds for the permanent teeth and implants of the lower jaw, to be manufactured with Zirkonzahn ceramics
- 5th Placing the ceramic teeth on the teeth and implants on the lower jaw
- 6th Appointment focused on dental molds for the permanent teeth and implants of the upper jaw, to be manufactured with Zirkonzahn ceramics
- 7th Placing the ceramic teeth on the teeth and implants on the upper jaw
- 8th Assessment appointment and final photographs
1st A clinical assessment will be conducted with the help of clinical study models, a Panoramic Radiograph and a Computed Tomography, and studio photographs for an aesthetic analysis.
- 2nd This is the day where the surgery is performed and temporary teeth are placed, allowing the patient to see how the final work will look like. In other words, the change will be massive, the patient will already leave with a new smile on this day, albeit in provisional material.
- 3rd This appointment is scheduled a few days after the surgery and its purpose is only to control the patient’s bite (occlusion), assessing as well the healing process.
- 4th The appointment for the lower jaw permanent teeth is scheduled 2 months after step no. 2, this is when the bone and gum healing is completed, thus allowing one to assess the success of the implant healing.
- 5th Placing the Zirkonzahn ceramics on the lower jaw and the permanent teeth molds of the teeth and implants of the upper jaw.
- 6th Placing the Zirkonzahn ceramics on the upper jaw and bite adjustments
- 7th Final photos in a photo studio
Lab-wise, our team will deal with the smile design itself to then print it using our state-of-the-art 3D printer, both for temporary teeth (which correspond to a model of the final work) and for the manufacturing process of ceramic dental pieces.
In the final rehabilitation stage (after the healing is completed), our technicians will focus their attention on the Zirkonzahn ceramic teeth, based on the patient’s aesthetics, symmetry, harmony and integration. A quality control will be conducted during this stage, assessing each stage until we reach the smile of your dreams. In this patient’s case, “prettau” ceramics were used, whose translucency and brightness match the natural teeth characteristics, to make the smile as close as possible to its natural counterpart.
SHARE OUR ARTICLE
It is a universal truth in medicine and other sciences that investigate and interpret signs and symptoms. For us, clinicians,
We’ve all experienced this scenario at some point in our lives. When we go to brush our teeth, we look
Bleaching agents were first released in the United States in the 1990s, containing lower concentrations of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide
The CERO Project has the willingness to be different, but sometimes doing things differently does not mean they are better or worse. In our case, doing differently is shift the dentistry focus to the patient. We do not want the patient to feel like yet another number, just another a patient who steps into the clinic.
The loss of tooth surface can be simply physiological as a natural aging consequence. Nevertheless, this loss of tooth structure can be pathological due to phenomena such as erosion, abrasion and friction.
Dental Medicine, when it is evolved, predictable and safe, has the moral obligation to leave the trenches of conformism and
I LOST MY NATURAL TEETH! WILL I ALSO LOSE MY IMPLANTS?! Dear friends and readers of our blog, we now
TOOTH SENSITIVITY – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOMETHING SO UNCOMFORTABLE Tooth sensitivity is a very common issue, characterized
WHAT ARE THE DENTAL CHANGES THAT WE FEEL WITH AGING? The significance of AGING, in humans, is an eroding process
WHAT IS KIND OF PATIENT PROFILE WHERE WE CAN APPLY AN IMMEDIATE LOAD? In today´s video we will adress the
Our video today aims to clarify the reason of our budgets are completely customized and adjusted to each of our
PROCEDURES UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF GENERAL ANESTHESIA IN ORAL SURGERY Nowadays, the definition of what Health is goes beyond the