Dental implants - case 2
17 December 2015
This is a 27 year old female that was referred to the unit by her dental surgeon following a failure of a root filling in her premolar tooth in the upper jaw. Following a complete pre-operative assessment, the patient was treated under local anaesthesia. The infected tooth was removed and a temporary adhesive bridge fitted (this does not involve any damaging preparation of the teeth and is therefore fully reversible once the bridge is removed). After a six week period, the Straumann implant was inserted along with a bone graft to rebuild the missing bone lost due to the infection. After six weeks of healing, a temporary crown was fitted to help guide the soft tissues into a perfect position over a period of two months. The final porcelain fused to precious metal crown was fitted.
 
 
Pre-operative state
 
 
Temporary crown prior to fitting
 
 
Customised abutment  and final all ceramic crown
 
 
Final X-Ray
 
 
Final crown, one month after fitting 
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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).
At 19 years of age, Mark travelled to the UK to begin his studies. He completed a three and a half year nursing course in Leeds and went on to work in the ITU for one year after which he began studying for his dental degree at the University of Leeds.
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.