Louise loves travelling and no longer needs to worry about her tooth falling out in a remote part of the world.
Louise had been experiencing pain with her central incisor for a few months and went to see her general dentists to find out what was happening with this tooth. Her dentist noticed she had resorption in her root and referred her to a specialist endodontist. After seeing the endodontist, the diagnosis for this tooth was hopeless and the only option was to have the tooth extracted and replaced with an implant.
Assessment & Treatment
Louise came to see us here at The Implant Centre to replace her upper right central incisor with an implant. As the tooth is at the front of her mouth, she wanted a long-lasting replacement that looked natural. Louise had a slight gap between her two front teeth and decided she wanted the new crown to straighten this tooth and close the gap.
Louise opted to have sedation for her treatment to help her feel more comfortable during the procedure. A CBCT scan was taken to confirm the type of infection present and to see if we would be able to immediately extract the tooth and replace it with an implant. We were able to remove the infected tooth and immediately place the implant with a temporary tooth that was made from her own natural tooth. This ensured Louise was never left with a gap.
After a period of healing and osseointegration was confirmed, we were able to construct the permanent crown to match her existing adjacent teeth.
Louise now has a natural-looking central incisor that is straighter and has closed the gap previously present, giving her a more confident smile.
‘It had to be right because it’s at the front of my mouth and I’m known for my smile.’