Root Form Implants:

Root form implants replace missing tooth root support so that new teeth or tooth colored crowns can be used to restore beauty and function. This is done without cutting down healthy adjacent teeth, as was previously the case with fixed bridge work.

Step 1:



The above tooth was carefully removed after it had previously been treated with a root canal and subsequently developed a root fracture. After healing, an incision is made in the gum tissue to allow access to the proposed implant site.
Step 2:



Special x-rays, called tomograms, are previously taken of the implant site. These "mini cat-scan" x-rays help avoid damaging important structures such as nerves and blood vessels. The implant is then threaded into the bone and left to heal.

Step 3:



After 4 to 6 months of healing, a small opening is made over the top of the implant body (the part threaded into the bone), and a second part of the implant (the abutment) is attached. The abutment protrudes from the gum tissue.
Step 4:



An impression is made of the abutment and a porcelain fused to white gold crown is fabricated. Once the crown is fabricated, it is cememted to the abutment. The abutment supports the crown and a patient can immediately begin using the crown to chew.


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