We had a patient who was unhappy with the appearance of her anterior tooth, which also showed some signs of trauma. We found out she had resorption and loss of cervical bone level in the apical direction, using an array of techniques, from photography to CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography).
We devised a treatment plan with a surgical and prosthetic phase, and one of the most important things to achieve was to extract the tooth with no trauma, which we did successfully. We decided to use an immediate loading implant, after we did a bone and connective tissue graft. The prosthetic phase was done in the same day and we inserted a temporary column and a temporary crown, made with acrylic resin.
The decision to do the temporary prosthetic on the same day as the implant is highly beneficial, not only for clinical reasons, but also because it is crucial to the patient’s self-esteem.
Nobody likes going around missing a tooth and situations like this can greatly affect people’s lives. Besides, it was the best decision from a clinical point of view because putting the temporary prosthetic on the same day shortens the treatment duration, guarantees the mastification process is not affected and reduces the chance of bone reabsortion.
Six months later the permanent implant was inserted and we also added ceramic crowns to anterior teeth n. 11, 12 and 13, for aesthetic reasons.
At the White ClinicÂ® we follow a simple philosophy: No Half Smiles. There would be no point in treating a tooth for cosmetic reasons if we didn’t treat the whole mouth and make sure it would look right.
All in all this was a great case and the results were amazing. The difference in the before and after photos is so great, and it’s amazing what we can nowadays in Implantology.
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