Patient Receives New Dental Implant Replacement in Plano, TX*
There Are No Simple Implants
There are basic guidelines when performing implant restorative dentistry and that requires an experienced surgical-restorative team. The case discussed here is a classic example of what can occur when a dental professional is untrained in proper surgical-restorative techniques, and the potential for a devastating, negative impact for the patient. Our patient came to us after such an experience. More
Notice how much new bone has filled in the prior defect. Also, we placed on an optically scannable healing abutment on the implant. This made the restorative phase for the patient much easier and no need for an impression or anesthetic. Oral Surgeon - Dr. Steve Sherry More
Custom abutment and crown
The results. Thankfully, with these combined, advanced efforts, this will likely last her lifetime. More
Thankfully - good results
As you can see on the before X-ray the implant is too small and not positioned properly. Notice how the crown has no contact with the tooth in front, resulting in a very large food trap. It was this food trap that brought this patient to our office. Close examination indicated a much more serious problem. Much of her jaw had deteriorated with the possibility of a jaw fracture, requiring her to go months being very careful with what she ate. After we did a bone graft, we had to wait almost 12 months for the graft to heal before we could proceed with the abutment and crown. Her final result was a successful one and we are all happy with the outcome. More
Experience is Key!
We cannot stress the importance of a properly trained surgical-restorative team when it comes to dental implant surgery. When Dr. Bosher lectures to future and current dentists, he also stresses this to other general dental professionals. At our Plano, TX dental practice, we take great pride, using skill, experience, technology, and a combination of some of Dallas' best surgeons to ensure an outcome that looks amazing, but even more important, lasts years. We are so glad that this patient had a successful outcome!
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