The above xray shows a root canal treated upper right second molar with infection around the roots caused by a fracture. This tooth required extraction to allow resolution of infection and to prevent further bone loss.
With an atraumatic extraction and good socket debridement/disinfection, no bone grafting was necessary and the site regenerated completely to allow for ideal placement of a dental implant.
The implant required 10 weeks of healing and was referred back to her restorative dentist to make the final crown. In total, two simple surgical procedures were required to replace the broken tooth. First the extraction and second the implant placement.
A dental implant is the ideal solution to replace a missing tooth, allowing people to return to normal function. Even under the most demanding chewing forces dental implants can feel comfortable and reliable.