Single Implant Crown: Case I
This case presents restoration of a fractured tooth with a dental implant in the aesthetic zone. Implant was placed immediately after extraction and restored with a temporary crown, and finally was restored with a custom made abutment and a final crown.
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The importance of using a “custom” made abutment is to achieve superior esthetics and more ideal support for the crown.
The “yellow” color of gold (instead of silver color of a cheaper material) will prevent the dark shadow under the gum (gingiva) and will make it look like a natural tooth. It is that meticulous attention to details that will bring a predictable outcome in our office.
Custom Abutmnt is not a modified (re-shaped) Stock (prefabricated) abutment. The way it is made is that, a digital image is designed and then it is milling machine is used to mill the digital image from a cylindrical block of ally ( usually titanium, or Zirconium).
Single Implant Crown: Case II
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This female patient came with a request to have her crown re-cemented. She had previously received two root canal treatments and an apicoectomy. Her tooth fractured extending into the root and was no longer restorable. Replacing the fractured tooth with a dental implant (BioHorizons in this case) was offered.
There are three important things to consider before placing a dental implant. “Planning, Planning, Planning”. In cases like this, esthetics is the key to define success. In depth knowledge regarding the bone biology and healing is the key to successfully treat this case.
I sequenced the case in three phases, and assured the patient that we would methodically walk through the treatment without rushing to ensure optimal results. Patient education and bringing them on board is also an important factor for a successful treatment.
In my opinion providing dental care is not a “race” to rush through. Knowing when to take slower steps and when to accelerate is what differentiates between “excellent” and “average” outcomes.
About the Images
Dental Implants is not just about drilling into the bone and inserting an implant. No surgical implant placement should be started unless there is a definitive restorative plan, which is standard care in our office. Esthetics is a defining element in success of a dental implant and long term success cannot be achieved without in-depth knowledge about biology to achieve those aesthetic results.
Single Implant Crown: Case III
In this case, an upper molar was extracted and the site had become narrow after the tooth behind it moved forward.
A conventional implant, BioHorizons, was placed meticulously in the middle of the ridge in this restricted space. In addition a recommendation was made to graft the site to compensate for the horizontal bone loss.
When it can be restored with a conventional implant, why settle for less and use a “mini” implant? We are dedicated to provided the best solution in every case.