Full Mouth Reconstruction: Gene

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Gene is a typical example of what I call multidisciplinary dentistry. Due to a bad dental experience in the military and an extremely high gag reflex, Gene had not seen a dentist since 1974. A pharmacist and genuinely nice guy, Gene finally made a decision to visit my practice when the fear and pain of losing his teeth overshadowed the fear of dentists and the unpleasantness of his gag reflex. He presented with several missing and decayed teeth that were affecting not only his smile but his ability to chew as well. Over the course of two years, employing “dream sleep” (Kalamazoo oral conscious sedation) to allay fear and eliminate his gag reflex, I was able to reconstruct natural teeth and replace several missing teeth with dental implants. Using implants to support new back teeth in all four quadrants, I was able to restore Gene’s collapsed bite. Porcelain was employed over the restored, remaining natural teeth to improve strength and esthetics as well as improve the bite. Gum therapy improved the gum and bone support and assured him of long term success. This case demonstrates an ability to overcome several obstacles to ideal treatment: Fear, Gagging, Gum Disease, Decay, Missing Teeth, Pain, and Lack of Adequate Bite. Now that’s multidisciplinary!

Dr. Michael Sharp

Sharp Smile Center

Dr. Michael Sharp believes in using his advanced dentistry skills and top-of-the-line dental technology to help people change their lives for the better—inside and out. Dr. Sharp belongs to a number of prestigious organizations, including:
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
We invite you to request a consultation online or call us at (269) 344-4004 today.

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"Eight implants and many crowns later, I have a smile to be proud of. With the aid of sedation, we got a lot done in a short time. THANK YOU Dr. Sharp and staff for getting me through my dental problems." Gene

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