Today in our office we completed the placement of an implant crown on a patient with a missing front tooth. This patient had the misfortune of fracturing his front tooth. Working with our team of highly skilled surgeons the tooth was removed and a dental implant placed. Special training and techniques are needed to make the implant tooth and more importantly the gum around it look real. We work with nationally recognized specialists who have the necessary surgical training to properly place the implant and cultivate the correct environment for success. The surgical expertise is equally important for a beautiful successful outcome. Once healing was complete a provisional implant crown was created using specialized techniques to guide the gum tissue to grow and look natural around the implant. The final all ceramic zirconium crown was fabricated by a master ceramist and cemented in place. The result was a beautiful lifelike match to his other front teeth.
Often times there can be more than one good solution to a dental problem such as a missing tooth. Even though implants have proven to be a highly successful restorative option, there are patients who are not good candidates, or do not wish to pursue this option. If implant surgery is not an option the time tested traditional treatment with a fixed bridge provides an excellent restorative option and predictable long term success. Today we completed a bridge that is undetectable as a missing tooth.