Replacement of a failed baby tooth*
This patient had a retained baby tooth due to not having the permanent tooth. The baby tooth was failing and needed to be replaced. An implant was chosen.More
Before and placement
Healing and placement
Baby tooth replacement
Some baby teeth can be retained indefinately, but once they start to fail replacemnt options need to be considered. The patient in this case opted for an implant over a bridge. The baby tooth was removed and allowed to heal for 4 weeks. A single implant was placed in the site and allowed to healing for 14 weeks before an impression was taken for the crown. The crown is porcelain, but appears white in the xrays. The patient can now function normally. All work was completed at Martin Dentistry for this implant and crown.
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.