Implants to Replace Single Teeth
1.) Bone Grafting Prior to Implant Placement to Reduce the Recession and Improve the Cosmetics
2.) Replacement of a Failing Molar Tooth With a Single Implant
Prior to the development of dental implants, a failed molar tooth was replaced with a “permanent bridge” or a removable denture. Now with dental implants, a molar or any other tooth can be replaced with a dental implant, without grinding down the adjacent teeth.
Final Implant Retained Crown
Notice how there is much less recession of the final crown as the area was bone grafted at the time of tooth removal.
This enhanced the aesthetics of the final crown restoration.
Implants are used to replace single missing teeth as shown above very successfully. The missing teeth can be in the front or the back of the mouth. Utilizing implants prevents the need to grind down adjacent teeth to make “permanent bridgework”. The adjacent teeth are not used or harmed by the single implant restoration.
3.) Single Implant to Replace a Failed or Missing Front Tooth
When the tooth was removed, bone graft material was placed into the extraction site to preserve the jaw. This allowed the final crown to achieve maximum aesthetics.