A 50-year-old male ex-smoker came to us, currently undergoing Eutirox treatment for hyperthyroidism and requesting a fixed prosthesis.

Situation after one month – there is now adhered gum and buccal bone


Upon examination, we observed that after years of edentulism, the quantity of adhered gum had been diminishing along with the buccal bone, important for protecting the neck of the implant from impacted food.

We opted to place two implants with a Kazanjian vestibuloplasty access which would create buccal bone as well as adhered gum around the implant.