Our clinic was addressed by a patient who complained of mobility of the upper front tooth crown and its frequent decementing. The crown came off as the tooth root had a chip under the gingiva, which caused periodic washouts of cement that kept the crown.
We suggested 2 variants of solving this problem:
- implant placement with further prosthetics;
- insertion of a bridge-like prosthesis, which was rejected by the patient as the adjacent teeth that could be used for fixing the bridge were also covered with crowns – they could have increased load, and stability of the whole structure could be doubtful.
After a CT examination, we took a decision, together with the patient, on tooth root extraction and an immediate placement of a SGS implant. Actually, tooth restoration took 1 stage and 1 hour.
The photo of the placed implant and a temporary tooth crown was taken just after the surgery, in 3 days the sutures on the gingiva will be removed and one week later redness and edema will dissipate.