Single Implant Placement
HISTORY - Mathew fractured his upper right premolar on an olive stone.
PLANNING - The tooth was extracted and the site left to heal for 3 months before he was sent for a 3-Dimensional x-ray to enable safe planning of his dental implant surgery.
SURGERY - A dental implant was placed under local anaesthetic and left to heal for 3 months. During this time the patient's bone heals onto the implant surface via a process called "osseointegration".
RESTORATION - After 3 months of healing, impressions are taken and a customised crown made that screws into the implant "root".