Lack of teeth was affecting digestion of food and increasing the acid reflux.

Full mouth restoration

This patient came to our practice with 12 missing teeth, most of them molars. It was very difficult for him to chew and also he was very tired of having to deal with his dentures that were made in order to replace the missing teeth. The difficulty in chewing properly his food was creating an impact on his stomach as the food was taking longer to be digested, creating discomfort and increasing his acid reflux.
Because his teeth were missing for such a long time the amount of bone available was limited, mainly in the back of the upper jaw, where 4 dental implants had to be placed. Therefore bilateral sinus lifts were performed with the simultaneous placement of the dental implants. Eventually when his dental implants were healed (osseointegrated) and ready to be restored with the porcelain crowns, the patient reconsidered and asked Dr. Santos if he could also address the from teeth that were very worn, probably as a result of the increased acid reflux. After a thorough diagnostic phase and treatment plan, Dr. Santos restored the from teeth with porcelain veneers and this way the full mouth of the patient was restored. This patient can smile with confidence but also, he can chew properly. He no longer has problems with his digestion and feels much better overall.
This patient came to our practice with 12 missing teeth, most of them molars. It was very difficult for him to chew and also he was very tired of having to deal with his dentures that were made in order to replace the missing teeth. The difficulty in chewing properly his food was creating an impact on his stomach as the food was taking longer to be digested, creating discomfort and increasing his acid reflux. Because his teeth were missing for such a long time the amount of bone available was limited, mainly in the back of the upper jaw, where 4 dental implants had to be placed. Therefore bilateral sinus lifts were performed with the simultaneous placement of the dental implants. Eventually when his dental implants were healed (osseointegrated) and ready to be restored with the porcelain crowns, the patient reconsidered and asked Dr. Santos if he could also address the from teeth that were very worn, probably as a result of the increased acid reflux. After a thorough diagnostic phase and treatment plan, Dr. Santos restored the from teeth with porcelain veneers and this way the full mouth of the patient was restored. This patient can smile with confidence but also, he can chew properly. He no longer has problems with his digestion and feels much better overall.
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