Prettau Full Mouth Dental Implants ~3D planning by Ramsey Amin DDS

Prettau Full Mouth Dental Implants ~3D planning by Ramsey Amin DDS

Prettau Full Mouth Dental Implants ~3D planning by Ramsey Amin DDS

This is a case being planned for upper and lower Prettau dental implant Bridges. The patient just lost her lower front teeth extracted and now has no teeth at all. She can no longer wear a lower denture and desires dental implants that are nonremovable.

This video walks you through some of the clinical photographs involved in planning the case and then moves into 3-dimensional planning from a 3-D CBCT scan. I will show you how the implants should be spread out and placed into the best bone possible. The video also shows how a surgical guide is made from the 3-D scan planning that I personally do for every single case. I do not believe in outsourcing surgical planning to other dentists and technicians from companies that do not understand anatomy…. Yes this is very common!

The video highlights some of the powerful software that I use every day to plan surgeries for safety and predictability. The surgeries are performed in one of four surgical suite in my Burbank, California office

Thank you for watching!

16 Comments

  1. Mary Pellegrino

    Can you refer someone as good as you in the Fort Lauderdale Florida area. If not I will have to come and see you. I am tired of being on a merry-go-round with dentists, periodontists and prosthodontics without obtaining good results. I am completely drained. I need full top and bottom permanent dentures. I am very unhappy with what I have now which consists of a full regular denture on top which does not fit my face properly (which I hate) and is not even close to my regular smile and I have a supported over denture on bottom with 3 implants (one of the implants is right in the middle of lower jaw) My bottom lip does not look the same as it did. I find the teeth too big for my face. I need to find someone good and reputable who is willing to help me achieve my goal. I am 56 years old and would like something good with long term achievement. Thank you for your time. Mary

    June 6, 2016 at 7:39 pm Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      Hi Mary,
      I don’t personally know if someone specifically in your city. There are many well qualified dentist around the country that can help you. These types of things are not simple and require a lot of training, judgment skill and expertise.

      Overdentures aren’t great for someone in your situation. They are more intended for someone who has had dentures for many years who is just looking for extra stability on their dentures. I consider them temporary tooth replacement.

      June 12, 2016 at 9:47 pm Reply
  2. Lisa B.

    Hello Dr. Amin,
    I am wondering what the outcome of this patients treatment was? Have you updated somewhere else on the site that I can see? Do you have any other recorded cases like this one that is available to watch?
    I am in need of a Prettau Zirconia Bridge full mouth restoration and you are the first Specialist I have found in California that seems very knowledgeable and transparent with the facts. I really appreciate your web site and candor, and I am devouring all its information.
    I have been through many, many years of dentistry, (I am 54) some treatment I thought was good, some I then found out was poor, damaging or unnecessary, but I always tried to flow with it, determined to make the last restoration the final by continued care and good hygiene. But I reached a point where my dentist of 16 years said there was nothing more he could do as the crowns he had placed and replaced were literately decaying from the inside out. So he referred me out to his trusted “buddy the periodontist” for extractions, bone grafting and implant prep. A nightmare ensued and I was physically and emotionally traumatized by the “buddy perio”. (It took 8 months under the care of another Dr. for the open wounds to heal in order to place a partial) I have been to three more Doctors since. One, the prosthodontist, who did fit me for a partial, but then unexpectedly retired and left me in the hands of the Dr. that purchase his practice. She said my case (at the time a lower denture) was too complicated and could not refer me to another. I found another general dentist that does prosthodontic work, but I am not confident in his ability or the periodontist he wants me to see to evaluate my additional extraction needs. So I am trusting my gut and continuing my search…and I have landed here. Tell me Dr. Amin, have you treated many patients that have been as beaten down by the dental field as I? I am exhausted, and need nothing more than to find the best restorative physician I can put my faith in and help me get my smile back. Best, Lisa B.

    March 26, 2016 at 3:52 am Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      first off thank you for your very kind words. I’m sorry that you have had such trouble finding a great dentist overall these years. I wish I had more time in a day to answer all of the comments, treat patients, update photos on the website and have family time. There is a tremendous amount of information and samples throughout this entire blog and website. You can find more about the Prettau dental implant bridge under the smile Gallery and in a page that is dedicated to it.

      I have treated some pretty amazing patients over the years and I am privileged to do what I do.

      Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
      Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
      Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry

      March 29, 2016 at 1:23 am Reply
  3. deb shaw

    Hi Dr Amin,
    Do you know of anyone in Minnesota that does the prettau bridge?
    Thank you.

    October 26, 2015 at 11:20 pm Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      My office most likely replied to you privately. When considering this type of restoration, you want to make sure you have seen somebody who has placed several thousand implants for a very long time. These are extremely complex surgeries and Teeth.

      The Prettau bridge is not for a novice practitioner.

      October 28, 2015 at 11:02 pm Reply
  4. mary jane gavin

    I have lost several teeth because of severe dry mouth syndrome (Sjorgrens syndrome0 and take Enbrel weekly.for RA, Have you done full mouth implants on clients with these problems? My rheumatologist suggested I leave off the Enbrel 2 wks, before and 2 wks after the surgery do you have any comments for clients with these condition. I have gotten MRSA with a knee replacement 920030 and an eye infection with cataract surgery 5 yes. ago. please reply. Thank you

    September 6, 2015 at 7:47 pm Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      I have treated many patients with rheumatoid arthritis on Enbrel without any problems. Sjogren syndrome causes severe xerostomia which creates a very difficult environment for not only natural teeth but also dental implants. The focus should be on keeping her mouth hydrated with artificial saliva as much as possible.

      I would not suggest any sort of overdenture because of the dry mouth. Stick with fixed Bridges if you’re missing all teeth. The current post you are on about the Prettau dental implant bridge would be a good solution for you. Just be sure that the design is engineered to be strong with implants engaged in very thick bone. Do not attempt in all on 4 type of restoration

      Good luck

      Ramsey Amin DDS

      September 9, 2015 at 8:17 pm Reply
  5. Mike miskelley

    What is the approximate cost for the implant bridge procedure and all

    September 4, 2015 at 7:40 pm Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      it is impossible to provide estimate for you. These types of procedures are highly variable and can vary from $25,000-$50,000 per jaw depending on 100s of factors besides x-rays.

      very respectfully,

      Ramsey Amin DDS

      September 9, 2015 at 8:25 pm Reply
  6. jk

    Oh hey, that is really neat to see dentists use 3D CBCT scan before putting putting on dental implants . By the looks of the video it seems like this would help out dentists in getting a full view of the project that they will be working on as well as showing it to the patients.

    June 23, 2015 at 9:36 pm Reply
  7. da

    Amazing work Dr. Amin. I Came to one of your lectures a few months ago.

    June 20, 2015 at 11:34 am Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      thank you so much

      Ramsey Amin DDS

      June 28, 2015 at 5:11 pm Reply
  8. oo

    Amazing work displayed!

    June 15, 2015 at 11:45 am Reply
  9. Lauren Heath

    Could you please referr me to someone in knoxville TN ? I need the full mouth implants. I want the ones that do not come out. I have been to three dentist but I do not know who to trust for the best job..I cannot find one who does it all at his office. I have to go to one office for surgery and another for the teeth. Need to hear from you as soon as possible. Lauren

    May 10, 2015 at 1:56 am Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      I don’t know anyone personally in Knoxville Tennessee but you want to find somebody who has both of these credentials:

      Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
      Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry

      Please read this blog post that may help you find somebody in your area that can handle Prettau dental implant bridge. It is a very complex restoration that requires a lot of skill, experience, training and judgment to turn out well.

      very respectfully,

      Ramsey Amin DDS

      May 13, 2015 at 6:39 pm Reply

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Monica D.
Monica D.
December 29, 2020.
There aren't enough words (and I have a lot of words) to tell you how grateful I am to have found Dr. Ramsey Amin and his wonderful staff. I had an enormous amount of bone loss and I was hopeless after being treated by a different doctor for two years. I had multiple procedures such as gum graft, extractions, and a sinus lift. After all of that, the doctor released me and told me he could not help me any longer. He sent me to a large teaching hospital - who also had no idea how to help me. I was terrified and embarrassed. I had been missing teeth due to those procedures since 2017. That sent me out on a journey of meeting with no less than five different dentist/oral surgeons. Most of them shamed me for the bone loss and wondered what I had done to cause this. In reality, I had done nothing. The bone loss is my body's immune system fighting me, as well as hereditary traits. In fact not only was I having difficulty being able to have implants, I also had so much bone loss that I was also not a candidate for dentures. I researched "what to do when you have bone loss and can't get implants" and I found Dr. Amin's website. Then I researched him, read his reviews, watched every one of his You Tube videos. I called and got an appointment, and kept going to consultations with other providers. I had long since stopped smiling and being social. Missing teeth and the shaming was affecting my life so adversely. When I met with Dr. Amin for my consultation he was ready. He had all of my records and had already reviewed my scans. But more than that, he genuinely wanted to get to know about my life. He was/is authentic, kind and extremely professional with so much success and experience in difficult cases like mine. He worked up a treatment plan & I came back two weeks later to discuss my options...and the journey began. I have had three procedures under IV sedation, no pain, no narcotics needed for aftercare. Dr. Amin is a consumate, experienced oral surgeon who cares about your health & understands your fears. He communicates every step of the way and will provide you with all the information you need to make a decision to improve your health. I am still working toward my end goal, and we had to zig from traditional implants and zag to zygomatic implants instead...which is the reason I chose him in the first place. If there was nothing else that could be done to get me healthy & smiling again, I knew he would have that option to help me. And of course 2020, the year of CV-19. Don't worry, Dr. Amin & his staff follow all health & safety protocols. This review is long, because it is important you know my journey, so you might understand how fortunate I feel to be healing. I'm torn, because this place is like a great restaurant, I want to shout from the rooftops how great it is, how great he is. And at the same time, I want to keep this all to myself. I come 75 miles each way to see him. I know people travel from all over the world for his expertise. Do yourself a favor, have a consultation. You won't regret it. Dr. Amin is amazing and so is his staff.
Jennifer B.
Jennifer B.
December 18, 2020.
I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Amin and his professional staff. I have to start off and say that I am absolutely TERRIFIED of the dentist due to several past experiences. I found myself putting this off for YEARS until I was referred over to Dr. Amin. I was petrified on my first visit... but he along with his WONDERFUL staff made me feel so calm and at ease. I had quite a bit of work that needed to be done, but we found the perfect plan that worked out for me, and I couldn't be happier. Words cannot express my gratitude to each and every staff member that made me feel safe and comfortable. Dr. Amin was always so attentive in asking if I was ever in pain... and I never was. These are truly remarkable individuals, and I'm so lucky to have a dentist that I can trust. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE each and every one of you! Thank you,
D M.
D M.
December 17, 2020.
I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Amin and his staff. I originally found them on Yelp about two years ago. I needed an implant, front tooth of all places, and was extremely nervous not only about surgery but about how it would turn out. Let me just say I just adore the staff. Everyone is crazy friendly and the whole office has a very positive vibe. The staff is adorable and always has me smiling by the time I leave. They are all thorough and on-point about what they do, and I truly appreciate it. They are quick to respond to my emails no matter the question, and their appointment reminders are great too. Dr. Amin is very thorough and reassuring, and answered any questions my husband or I had. My regular dentist had questions about the procedure and Dr. Amin's office even reached out to them at my request (my dentist said they never received a call, but Dr. Amin's staff had date, time and notes - love the thoroughness!). After surgery the Dr. called to leave me a message about how it went. Very minimal pain during healing, never any pain during any visits. It took a few tries to get everything just right for the permanent crown (color, etc), but the end result is beyond fantastic! At one point during healing I thought I was experiencing some looseness or wiggling but unfortunately couldn't make it to the office. When I was finally able to make it in the Dr. was so relieved, bless his heart. Luckily it was just a false alarm and everything checked out ok. They're a bit further out from me, but I wanted the best. I sure found it! I wish they were my regular dentist, and I'm looking forward to seeing them again for my check-up which was delayed due to COVID.
Melissa E.
Melissa E.
December 9, 2020.
I found Dr. Amin a few years back after I hadn't been to a dentist in a decade. Many traumatic dental experiences in childhood have made me so phobic that even getting a cleaning was a knee-knocking, heart-pounding trial. But finally I couldn't put off some things any longer. During my first anesthesia session, Dr. Amin replaced five old metal fillings, and during the second he did three more plus a crown. I was completely comfortable, and never felt a thing. Because they were extra-long sessions, I did sleep for about 12 hours after, but the next day I felt just fine. This past week, my back top tooth cracked in half and fell out of my mouth, and a couple days later the crown on the remainder of the tooth fell out too! Despite being nervous about Covid 19, I had to get it taken care of, so I called and quizzed the staff about precautions, which turned out to be even above and beyond what I would have expected. So yesterday I went for the tooth extraction and plug. After they put on the blood pressure cuff and put in the IV, I gradually got a little tired and closed my eyes. I sat there for about 10 minutes and thought Gee, I wonder if they're going to get started any time soon, and a minute later Dr. Amin said "Wake up, you're all done!" That was a short session, and I didn't have the kind of fatigue I did my first time. I stayed up most of the evening. Today, everything is good! I'm taking my antibiotic and eating soft foods, and there is surprisingly little pain now that the numbness has worn off. The tooth site and my cheek are a little sore, and the corner of my mouth, and I have a very slight headache, but nothing to any great level--I'm not even taking the acetaminophen. I feel good, and wide awake. Thanks to everyone at the office for a comfortable and professional job! I really REALLY appreciate you for giving me painless dental experiences!
Tanya S.
Tanya S.
December 3, 2020.
What can I say about Dr. Amin he is the best! I'm so grateful for him. He has literally changed my life and given me the confidence to smile more. I had major restorative dental work done and everything went smoothly. Dr. Amin is very compassionate and he really cares about his patients he made me feel comfortable and cared for. He is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. His office is very clean and they take the patients health and safety very serious. His staff is also amazing they made me feel very welcomed and important. I'm so happy I did my research and found Dr. Amin.  Thank you Dr. Amin and team.
Sheila S.
Sheila S.
November 6, 2020.
Two implants done! Finished all procedures and I couldn't be happier. It's the first time in years I looked forward to going to the dentist. Even during Covid life the staff and Dr. Amin took care of me. There is a possibility I may move to Long Beach but I would still travel to keep Dr. Amin as my dentist.
Allison S.
Allison S.
November 4, 2020.
I could not ask for a more caring, exceptionally knowledgeable dental care provider. He's not just a dentist, but someone who looks after your immediate dental needs and helps you plan and prepare for the future.
Julia R.
Julia R.
October 8, 2020.
I've been going to Dr. Amin since I turned 16 and have been going since. Before going to Dr. Amin's dental office, I had 4 crowns that I was not happy with and dealt with it until finally I asked Dr. Amin and because I  feel comfortable and because I trust him with his work I recently had my crowns fixed and worked on by  Dr. Amin and have never loved my smile the way I do now, I can actually enjoy my pictures, I can enjoy my smile from either angle and that really mattered to me. Thank you so much Dr. Amin still and will be in love with MY smile
Aaron D.
Aaron D.
October 6, 2020.
I've been coming to Dr. Ramsey for about five years and I have to say, he is by far the best dentist I've had - ever. The staff is professional and kind, the office is exceptionally well maintained, and Dr. Ramsey is careful and extremely knowledgeable about current developments and research in dentistry. I recently had a dental implant which was a long process but well worth it. I required a sinus lift as well as a bone graft. The surgery went off without a hitch, I was comfortable and the healing process was quick and without complication. Highly recommend!!
Flo O.
Flo O.
September 21, 2020.
This is my 1st review of Dr. Amin, and in my over 17 years of being with him, my experiences with Dr. Amin and his staff have always been positive.  I don't recall a bad experience with the several implant procedures i have had.  They run an efficient office.  I like that they are proactive and reach out to their patients to remind us of routine care needed.  Dr. Amin's bedside care is impeccable.  They are also technologically up to date in terms of sending out texts as reminders, ability to incorporate any appointment into your mobile phone.  That is certainly a plus.  Keep up the great care!!!