This patient lost several teeth when she was growing up in the Philippines. She wanted a pretty smile and to get rid of the removable partial denture that she had been wearing most of her life.


This reconstruction required several phases. Following orthodontic treatment, dental implants were used to replace missing posterior teeth. In the upper front area, her very thin bone made a porcelain bridge a better and more predictable choice than dental implants for that location. Porcelain crowns were placed on the other upper teeth. Our patient was overjoyed to be rid of her partial denture, and she loves her new smile.