Have you ever had a toothache?
Have you ever paid a lot for a root canal?
Have you ever paid even more for a crown?
Did it work, or does the tooth STILL hurt?!
What to do?
The tooth in the middle of the screen is just such a tooth.
This patient came to me at the end of her rope.
Too much time, to much money, and too much discomfort.
The failing tooth was extracted and an implant was placed.
The implant was then given 3 months for the bone to heal around it.
After 3 months a tooth was placed on the implant.
No more pain.
No more worry.
If the bone holds (which it should in most healthy patients)
this will be one of the strongest teeth in the mouth.
This tooth should need no more dental work for the lifetime of this patient.