What do you do when an upper tooth that has had a root canal just breaks one day?
Broken upper premolar tooth. The root is fractured under the gum tissue.
X ray and extraction of the broken tooth
The broken tooth is removed carefully to preserve as much bone as possible. A OCO Biomedical 3.0mm mini dental implant is placed the same day as the extraction. With the design of the OCO mini implant it is able to achieve high initial stability. Enough to place a temporary crown to shape the tissue during healing.
Clinical photo of the OCO Biomedical implant the day of placement.
Tissue after shaping and healing with a temporary crown. The temporary crown was removed to check healing...pink healthy gum tissue with no bleeding. A standard crown impression will be taken and a porcelain crown will be made to fit over the mini dental implant.
Porcelain crown cemented in place over the OCO Biomedical mini dental implant. The patient will brush and floss the mini dental implant crown just like any other tooth.
With a mini dental implant there are lots of solutions that can be offered to patients.
Paresh B Patel DDS