Category Archives: dental implants

Dental implant case of the day

This patient presented with a broken off upper right canine tooth. We extracted the remaining tooth root,  placed an immediate titanium implant and restored with a zirconium abutment and porcelain crown. Very nice lady, fun case with beautiful results :-)))

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broken upper canine tooth, extracted and implant placed, zirconium abutment, porcelain crown

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top view of implant, zirconium abutment, crown/x-ray of broken tooth and implant

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computer design images

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happy patient and dentist

Dental implant case of the day.

This patient presented with severe pain to biting and cold on his upper right first premolar tooth. CT scan confirmed fracture and angular bone loss.  Tooth non-restorable-extracted and implant placed. New computer designed 3D printed tooth looks great and he can eat again on the right side.

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image of fractured tooth

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CT scan

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tooth extracted,implant placed

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implant crown placed

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filling placed in access channel

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before

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after

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final x-ray

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computer design images

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happy patient and dentist :-)))

Dental implant case of the day

This patient presented with a broken off upper right bicuspid tooth. The tooth was extracted and implant placed. Following healing I delivered a beautiful computer designed-3D printed, screw retained zirconia/titanium implant abutment and crown- awesome!!!

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x-rays showing broken tooth and implant placement

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intra-oral images of broken tooth, implant, and implant crown

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happy patient :-)))

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computer design images

Dental Implant Bridge Case of the Day

For this implant bridge case I digitally scanned in the impression of his teeth, implant abutments, and bite. Then computer designed and 3D printed out the bridge. Then screwed it into his mouth. Turned out perfect and the patient was very pleased :-)))

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before

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after delivery of implant bridge

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bridge and gold screws

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computer design

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happy patient and happy dentist

Broken dental implant case

This patient presented with a broken lower implant. I originally restored this implant crown a few years ago, and I was quite surprised and curious as to why it broke. This is very rare, and I used all the best, highest quality, Swiss made, Straumann Implant parts. The implant porcelain crown and titanium abutment broke apart leaving the screw still in the implant. She clenches and grinds her teeth, but still, this should not have occurred. I redid the implant crown and did not charge the patient. These are the clinical pictures:

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broken implant parts

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view in mouth

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x-ray of broken implant

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ready to make a new crown

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impression post in place

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confirming post seating

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restorative implant parts

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implant crown in place/screw channel

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case completed, screw channel filled, beautiful :-)))

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confirming proper alignment prior to final screw torquing

Implant and crown case of the day

On this patient I noticed decay under two 20 year old crowns on teeth #30 and 31.  Removal of the old crowns revealed tooth #30 with deep decay sub-gingival into the root furcation. This tooth was non-restorable.  I recommended extraction and an implant. For tooth #31, I was able to clean out the decay and do a crown build-up and make her a new crown.

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decay under old crowns

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decay on x-ray

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after removal of crown #30

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#30 extracted-implant placed, #31 cleaned up

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#30 implant, #31 new crown placed

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implant crown in position

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screw access channel filled

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finished implant and crowns-looks great!!!

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perfect fit!

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happy patient

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The first x-ray above shows my initial try-in with a gap between the implant crown and implant. The crown would not fully seat, so I re-did the implant crown. The second x-ray, after re-doing the implant crown, shows a perfect fit!!! Both the implant crowns #30 and #31 fit and look beautiful.