Individual Implants: Case 2 Stephen was missing pretty much all his back teeth. He described his eating experience as a chore. He would have to cut down his food to little niblets in order to eat. Because he was unable to chew anything substantial in the back, he did not get any flavor from the food. Stephen was not particularly concerned with the empty look of his smile, but more in the desire to return to function. He wanted the best most reliable solution, so we planned on putting each new tooth on an individual implant. In one day we placed 9 implants in to his back chewing areas. 4 on the upper right, 3 on the upper left, and one on each bottom side. After a suitable 4 months of bone integration, we began making his new teeth. His first week after getting the teeth was like a culinary extravaganza for him. He told us about the delights of all the foods he enjoyed in a way that he hadn't in many years. Steak, corn, ribs, vegetables, he had them all and thanked us for every morsel. He even told us that went to his other general dentist to check them after. The other dentist took x-rays and examined the new teeth on implants and was very impressed with the results.