February 04, 2014
Immediate Single Tooth Implant
When one of your upper front teeth has to come out, immediate replacement and maintaining your same appearance is of utmost importance. This patient's root fractured underneath an existing crown. The crown was taken off and preserved, and the root fragment removed. Fortunately, a dental implant was able to be placed immediately in the existing socket and residual bone. The implant, measured with the Osstell device showed an adequate initial implant stability quotient to have a tooth placed on it immediately. An abutment was fashioned for the implant the the existing crown used as a temporary to maintain the patient's preoperative appearance. The immediate single tooth implant procedure is highly successful and if you need this type of treatment, this is a service we provide on a regular basis.
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309