Great case from this morning. A patient came in with a tooth broken off at the gum line. A bridge was not an option due to one of the teeth, next to the broken one, already being tied into a different bridge. So an implant was chosen. We extracted the tooth. It had 2 roots. We backed filled one of the root holes with a bone graft.
Prepared the other root hole for the size and shape of the implant we wanted.
We then placed the implant. The patient came in at 9 and left by 11. We carry the most common sizes of implants on hand. If you can replace a hip, knee, or lung, you can replace a tooth. Only much easier.