Reason for new dentures: The patient was wearing his first set of dentures, inserted directly after extractions of his remaining teeth. As to be expected several years following extractions, noticeable bone loss was evident. Because of this bone loss, both dentures were fitting poorly and the lower denture was causing pain.
Patient had: Complete upper and lower dentures with soft liner
Reason for new dentures: Patient was happy with the fit and aesthetics of the upper denture, but the lower denture was causing significant discomfort. Excessive wear on cusps of teeth was causing the lower denture to tip when functioning.
Treatment notes: The lower denture will need a reline within a year, as bone loss and healing of extraction sites occurs, in order to keep tissues healthy and to ensure the patient will continue to function at a high level
Patient had: Complete upper denture, and complete lower denture with 2 lower implants using locator attachments
Reason for new dentures: Both dentures were ill fitting and stained, had required multiple relines/repairs, offered little retention for implants, patient was overclosed with a worn bite. Dentures were no longer appropriate.
Reason for new dentures: Both dentures were stained and ill fitting: tooth wear was so extreme it placed the patient in an incorrect, overclosed bite and jaw relationship. Dentures were no longer appropriate.
Patient had: Complete upper denture and acrylic partial lower denture
Reason for new dentures: Upper denture was very loose; partial lower denture was loose, had been repaired multiple times, and had an old tissue conditioner. Bite was not ideal and was causing dislodgement of dentures.
Age of old dentures: unknown, and upper/lower dentures were made at different times