We then took this x-ray and found out that the tooth was literally disintegrating below the level of the bone. Not from a cavity due to the placement of the disintegration but an unknown event that had caused the tooth to become hopeless and needing extraction.
So, we extracted the tooth and placed an implant.
Several weeks later, we placed the connecting piece that allows the new crown to be connected to the implant.
Then finally, we placed the finished tooth.
The patient now has a new tooth that is NOT loose. One of the patient’s goals was to not touch any of the other teeth, as in a bridge. This was accomplished with the implant. Implants are a great way to restore missing teeth.
Dr. Jim Ellis, DDS
1220 33rd Street Suite C
Ogden, UT 84403