An implant to replace a retained baby tooth*
When a permanent tooth does not form the baby tooth is retained. In this case the baby tooth started to fail and had to be removed. An implant was chosen to add a tooth, fill the space and preserve the bone. This procedure required only local numbing and the patient did not experience any discomfort. Most patients only have to take Ibuprofen or Tylenol since post operative discomfort is minimal. In this case there were no sutures or bleeding.More
This patient had a baby tooth because the permanent tooth never formed. The baby tooth failed and had to be removed. The next image is of the healed extraction site. More
The site was prepared and an image was taken to verify position of the implant. A healing cap is placed over the implant. We allow 12-14 weeks for integration and healing before the impression for the crown. More
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.