No Bone Solutions for the Severely Atrophic Maxilla

Balshi TJ, Wolfinger GJ, Della Croce JN, Balshi SF

Dentistry Today, 2008 27(3), 94-100.

A 50-year-old white female presented with a completely edentulous and severely atrophic maxilla. Three teeth were present in the mandible (nos. 17, 18, 22) and levels of alveolar bone were minimally greater than the levels evident in the maxilla. The patient’s chief complaints were the recurrent jaw pain, painful/ill-fitting dentures, unsuccessful implants, and noticeable atrophy of alveolar bone in both the maxilla and mandible. The patient’s medical history included persistent depression and a 4-year episode of anorexia nervosa, for which she continues to seek professional assistance and has been prescribed Prozac (80 mg, Eli Lilly).

This article gives a detailed description of the Teeth In An Hour treatment that was provided for this patient.

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