An individual came in to Mint Hill Dentistry with a broken lower tooth, which also had a large cavity. After reviewing the options with their dentist, they chose for the tooth to be replaced with a dental implant. The tooth was very prominent when they smiled, so the person elected to have a temporary placed on the implant at the time of surgery.
The photos and X-Rays show the broken tooth with the cavity that is not restorable. The tooth actually had half of the crown fracture off, which was likely due to the large cavity.
The CT Scan completed at the office indicated that the individual was an excellent candidate for “immediate placement” of the implant at the time the current tooth was extracted. This means a fixed esthetic temporary would be placed on the implant.
Surgery Day: Placement of the Implant & Temporary
The individual chose to be sedated during their procedure at the office. At this time the tooth was extracted and the implant with temporary crown was placed.
- The X-Ray showed the placement of the implant with a temporary crown attached that will be worn for three months until the final restoration.
- The photo with the blue arrow shows the appearance of the temporary crown on the implant
One Week After Surgery
This photo was taken at the individual’s one-week surgical follow-up visit. It shows the temporary crown in the smile.
A dental implant is a great way to restore your teeth and improve the appearance of your smile at the same time. At Mint Hill Dentistry we can repair and replace your tooth in the same day! Give us a call to schedule your consultation.