A healthy young male has fractured his front central incisor due to trauma. The tooth was subsequently lost. Surrounding dentition was of sound health. The patient had a moderately high smile line.
Options of a partial denture, bridge work and implant supported crowns were offered. The patient did not want dentures and did not want to damage his surrounding teeth by preparation for a bridge and hence did not want a bridge placed.
Treatment Carried Out
The gums were sculpted to produce the ideal architecture required for the front teeth. The Implant was placed and a provisional crown inserted to maintain the gum architecture, as seen in the second image. The implant was allowed to osseointegrate for 3 months prior to the final abutment and crown being placed, as seen in the 6th image.