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Treating snoring and sleep apnea

This appliance is what I make to prevent snoring and treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea. It works by opening the bite and moving the lower jaw forward to increase airway space allowing the person to breath better.

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anti-snoring/sleep apnea appliance
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wearing the appliance
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can breath better now

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Dental implant case of the day.

This patient presented with severe pain to biting and cold on his upper right first premolar tooth. CT scan confirmed fracture and angular bone loss.  Tooth non-restorable-extracted and implant placed. New computer designed 3D printed tooth looks great and he can eat again on the right side.

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image of fractured tooth
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CT scan
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tooth extracted,implant placed
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implant crown placed
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filling placed in access channel
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before
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after
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final x-ray
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computer design images
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happy patient and dentist :-)))

Dental implant case of the day

This patient presented with a broken off upper right bicuspid tooth. The tooth was extracted and implant placed. Following healing I delivered a beautiful computer designed-3D printed, screw retained zirconia/titanium implant abutment and crown- awesome!!!

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x-rays showing broken tooth and implant placement
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intra-oral images of broken tooth, implant, and implant crown
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happy patient :-)))
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computer design images

Dental Implant Bridge Case of the Day

For this implant bridge case I digitally scanned in the impression of his teeth, implant abutments, and bite. Then computer designed and 3D printed out the bridge. Then screwed it into his mouth. Turned out perfect and the patient was very pleased :-)))

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before
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after delivery of implant bridge
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bridge and gold screws
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computer design
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happy patient and happy dentist

Implant and crown case of the day

On this patient I noticed decay under two 20 year old crowns on teeth #30 and 31.  Removal of the old crowns revealed tooth #30 with deep decay sub-gingival into the root furcation. This tooth was non-restorable.  I recommended extraction and an implant. For tooth #31, I was able to clean out the decay and do a crown build-up and make her a new crown.

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decay under old crowns
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decay on x-ray
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after removal of crown #30
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#30 extracted-implant placed, #31 cleaned up
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#30 implant, #31 new crown placed
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implant crown in position
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screw access channel filled
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finished implant and crowns-looks great!!!
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perfect fit!
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happy patient

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The first x-ray above shows my initial try-in with a gap between the implant crown and implant. The crown would not fully seat, so I re-did the implant crown. The second x-ray, after re-doing the implant crown, shows a perfect fit!!! Both the implant crowns #30 and #31 fit and look beautiful.