Single Missing Tooth: Single Implant Restoration

Before Single Implant Restoration
After Single Implant Restoration
               60 yr old male, fractured tooth                                         Naturally appearing implant crown

Older patients typically lose single teeth from fracture of existing crowns, periodontal disease, or root abscesses. Young patients may be missing teeth due to congenital absence or from trauma.  A single implant and crown is usually the treatment of choice in these instances. Surrounding teeth are left intact and are not compromised by tooth preparation and a bridge.