Esthetic Tooth Replacement – Anterior Teeth
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Case 1. This patient had a crown redone by a dentist in China on her front tooth. She continued to have pain after completion of the crown. Her gums were bleeding and swollen due to a fracture of the tooth root. Dr. Laudenbach extracted the tooth in a gentle fashion to maintain as much bone as possible, and a dental implant was placed. A replacement tooth was added to the implant at the same appointment! The final all ceramic crown is seen on the right. Our patient is very happy with the final result!
Case 2. This patient had several crowns made for her front tooth in the past 5 years. No matter how the crowns were cemented, they still came out over and over again. This patient had an option to “crown lengthen” her upper front tooth to move the gum tissue up and expose more sound tooth structure. Instead the patient elected to have the tooth carefully removed and a dental implant placed the same day! Dr. Laudenbach achieved excellent stability of the implant and our patient left with a fixed temporary crown in her mouth all in the same day! The final all ceramic implant crown was completed a 10 weeks later and is shown on the right.
Case 3. This patient had a sizable infection at the base of her front tooth (see arrow on x-ray). Dr. Laudenbach extracted the tooth in a gentle fashion to maintain as much bone as possible. Our patient left the office with a removable partial denture (“flipper”). Due to the extensive nature of the infection, bone augmentation was required as a separate. After several months an implant was placed and a fixed temporary crown was inserted the same day. The final all ceramic crown is seen on the right and was delivered only a few months later.
Case 4. Our patient had an infection on her lateral incisor. The x-ray on the left shows that part of the tooth root is missing due to root resorption and possibly dental decay. The tooth was extracted and our patient went home with a removable partial denture (“flipper”). Due to the size of infection, bone augmentation was needed. After successful bone grafting of the site a dental implant and all ceramic crown were completed. The final all ceramic crown is seen on the right.