The patient still had 3 lower teeth remaining which were loose and one had some decay. The decision was taken to extract these remaining 3 teeth due to their poor prognosis. The removal of the 3 teeth also enabled James to improve the patient’s bite and the appearance of the lower teeth as it gave him the freedom to position the new teeth in a better position.
The patient was referred to Cardiff Dental Hospital to have a CT scan done (a 3 dimensional x ray). This scan was reviewed by the Consultant Maxillofacial Radiologist and from this information James planned the positions and size of the 2 Straumann Dental Implants that were going to be placed.