Dental Implants - case 3
17 December 2015
This is a 55 year old man who was referred from the casualty department. He fractured his upper left central incisor in a work accident. The tooth was unrestorable as the fracture was too deep below the gum level. Under local anaesthetic, the tooth was removed and a Nobel Biocare implant inserted along with a bone graft. Four months later the final porcelain crown was fitted.
 
 
Pre-op showing fractured left central incisor.
 
 
End result: Implant with porcelain crown 
Related Material
Crowns and conventional bridges or dentures need not be your only options when replacing missing teeth. For some people, dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural.
If the bone under your gum is not tall enough, not wide enough, too thick or too soft, a procedure can be done to add bone to your jaw before implants can be placed.
When a tooth is severely damaged and requires a large filling, the dentist may offer a crown to restore the tooth. Commonly called caps, there are various crowns available to choose from. The function of a crown is to restore anatomy and aesthetics (in most cases).