Bridge Replaced with a Dental Implant and Crown
Goal of Treatment: To replace a missing tooth in the esthetic zone (upper front tooth) that was
previously replaced with a Maryland Bridge. By using an implant to replace this tooth, we worked to
improve both esthetics and function
Treatment: Implant retained crown.
There are times when a tooth will need to be replaced. Each case is different, but often time’s implants offer an ideal way to replace teeth. Implants can provide optimal esthetics while also improving function by looking and acting like a normal tooth. An implant is placed in the bone (underneath gum tissue), and is then restored with a custom abutment (which screws into the implant) and a crown (that fits on top of the abutment).
When implants are being utilized to replace a tooth that can be seen when smiling, it’s important to achieve optimal esthetics with both the implant crown as well as the tissue around the implant. For this case, the current restoration that was replacing the upper left canine was removed. Minor Invisalign treatment was then utilized to improve the functional position of the upper front teeth. Then, Dr. Hull worked closely with a surgeon who placed the implant. Once the implant was placed, Dr Hull and his ceramist worked to provide a crown that blended in with the adjacent teeth while also properly developing the gum tissues.
Before & After
Additional Tooth Implant Case by Dr. Hull
This is another implant case completed by Dr. Hull. As with all of his implant cases, special care was given to develop ideal esthetics of both the gum tissues as well as the implant tooth. Each individual case is different, but with each case we work towards achieving a natural and esthetic outcome.
Before & After