Intraoral welding and lingualized occlusion
Fig. 1: Schematic drawing of Mondani intraoral solder unit.
Fig. 2: Preoperative panoramic radiograph of 50-year-old Caucasian woman.
Fig. 3: Nonrestorable teeth visible after removal of the patient’s prosthesis.
Fig. 4: Eight titanium one-piece implants have been inserted.
Fig. 5: Immediate stabilization of the eight implants, and two additional implants previously inserted in the posterior regions, by welding each implant to a 1.5 mm supporting titanium bar.
Fig. 6: Panoramic radiograph after 90 days suggests complete integration.
Fig. 7: Healthy gingiva was observed after 90 days.
Fig. 8: Lower implants welded together intraorally.
Fig. 9: Three-tooth mandibular fixed prosthesis.
Fig. 10: Seven-year follow-up radiograph shows satisfactory preservation of bone surrounding all of the implants.
Fig. 11: Intraoral photograph of the definitive prosthesis shows healthy gingiva.
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