Patient had stroke also known as cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebrovascular insult (CVI), or brain attack , a couple of years ago and presented with debilitated in motor function . Controlled hypertension, and diabetes. Patient was suffering from depression, anxiety, frustration, and anger after her stroke.
Patient profile; Female 59 years of age .
Relevant Dental History
No experience of wearing dentures . Severe periodontal disease leading to progressive tooth loss.
As the result of the patient’s progressive tooth loss, we suggested the All-on-4® treatment concept on both upper and lower jaws. Nevertheless due to patient’s physical condition, we scheduled a short, stress-free early morning appointment. We also decided to start with the lower dentition with the All-on-4® treatment concept and to let patient use a full upper complete denture after all her existing teeth were extracted.
Surgical and Prosthodontic treatment within a day .
The extractions of all the compromised teeth in both upper and lower and the surgery using the All-on-4® treatment concept surgery was carried out by Dr. Kamsiah in the lower arch with a fixed provisional acrylic prosthesis and provided the patient with Immediate Function on the day of the surgery at our clinic .
The upper arch was provided with an immediate full denture since patient can’t afford an extended treatment within a day. A few minor adjustments periodically on her provisional prosthesis and her upper denture. Patient was advised to be on soft food for the next two weeks.
This patient told us it was the first time in years she felt confident about her smile and was happier. Her depression, anxiety, frustration, and anger after a her stroke have also decreased significantly. This patient entered my clinic with severely compromised teeth due to her periodontal problems, neglect and emotional turmoil and left the same day with a fixed implant-based provisional restoration that looks and feels like a full set of natural teeth.
The final prostheses were delivered to patient after 3 months.
The use of four implants also makes it easier to achieve passive fit, which is of critical importance whenever a cantilever is called for. The use of four implants reduces treatment complexity, which has many benefits. Costs for both the doctor and the patient are reduced because less surgical time and product are used.
Your team including our lab technicians and equipment are all in one patient-centered facility. That’s one of the advantages that we have. The technicians work in our clinic so that we could do our recordings and try-ins to achieve the smile that patient always wanted.