Jayne presented to us with a limited budget and in need of an upper and lower jaw fix. She had been to various places for treatment, including Mexico, but was having difficulty finding somewhere she felt comfortable enough and that was affordable enough for her budget. She wanted to spread the treatment out over three to four years so she could budget for the treatment she wanted and needed.
Jayne's first priority was her upper teeth. We were able to start the first phase of her treatment, which included placing her implants, and making some beautiful strong provisional restorations that lasted the entire 4 years while we were working on her smile.
Slide to see Jayne's profile before and after treatment.
We created a titanium and acrylic prosthesis for Jayne. This is a special design technique created specifically at ArtLab Dentistry with the help of a master technician and CAD-CAM. We created a framework designed to support the teeth, and then created the teeth from acrylic resin, all one piece. The set of teeth is attached to the titanium framework and looks beautiful and natural. Not only is it affordable, but it is very strong and it doesn't break. There are no individual teeth breaking off. which typically happens with a traditional upper prosthesis like those used universally throughout the country.
We developed this product that is affordable, aesthetic, and very strong. And just in case there ever is a problem, new teeth can be milled at a minimal cost and attached to the original framework, which can add extra life to the prosthesis.
In six appointments over a period of about four years, Jayne's smile was transformed. She is back to her normal life, participating in yoga, and all the other activities she loves. She no longer feels embarrassed by her smile.
She was so happy with her smile on her upper jaw, that she is now preparing to have her lower jaw done as well here at ArtLab Dentistry.