This case shows how a young patient with an almost complete denture was able to be rehabilitated with a large scale maxillary augmentation using bone blocks, dental implants and an all-on-six rehabilitation.
A patient had lost most of the base of her maxilla following the loss of her maxillary teeth. She received large scale bone grafts harvested from the hip to regenerate a ridge which was able to accommodate dental implants. A fixed reconstruction was then able to be provided.
A maxillary anterior three-unit, implant-supported splint was failing with major bone loss in the region. The implants were removed and immediately replaced with a simultaneous large scale bone graft. Following healing, individual restorations were able to be placed.
This video shows the removal of an adhesive pontic and its replacement with an implant. To correct the ridge deficiency, considerable time was spent in freeing up the marginal gingival complex, advancing it and then augmenting the alveolus in the region.