The very first patient treated with dental implants was in 1965. He was 35 years old at the time and already wearing full dentures. He was interviewed at a major dental conference in Las Vegas in 2005 and he was asked something along the lines of: ‘why did you agree to be a Guiea pig, get something done to your body that had never been tried before?’ His answer was that he felt like an invalid, as though he had a disability, he said ‘if you were missing your arm and there was a breakthrough that could give you your arm back, would you not do anything to try it?’ His other motive was that he wanted to die with his teeth. He certainly achieved that goal. He passed away in 2007, with his dental-implant-supported fixed teeth. Sure, they were not the every same prostheses that were fitted back in 1965, there were numerous versions since that time, but most of the implants that supported the prosthesis were still the original dental implants.
WERNER SAUER ORAL DESIGN
Werner Sauer Oral Design, located in Milton, Brisbane, is the partner Laboratory for the All on 4 Clinic Brisbane and manufacturer of the zirconia upgrades for All on 4 Clinics around Australia.
During the All on 4 treatment process, the Laboratory fills a vital function, assessing and advising on the design and aesthetic considerations of the restorations, liaising with the clinical team and patients to meet all criteria.
Werner Sauer Oral Design has a reputation for quality and aesthetics, with over 30 years experience in implant supported restorations. We have a team of talented technicians with immense artistic ability, trained to the highest technical standards. Patient safety is a priority and we use quality materials approved by the TGA to ensure maximum safety and comfort.
A zirconia specialist Lab, Werner Sauer Oral Design was one of the first Labs in Australia to embrace the material, refining and improving technique since 2002. Utilising the latest CAD CAM technology in house to create a precision fit and design, WSOD has the ability to mill in a variety of materials to suit all requirements.
Our patient consultation area incorporates a photographic studio, shade taking facilities and the newest 3D imaging technology to inform and involve our patients in the design, colour and materials used for their restorations to achieve the look they have always desired.
Experienced in neuromuscular/physiological Dentistry, WSOD is the perfect partner for dental implants and All on 4 Clinic Brisbane.