Dental implant therapy can be used to replace a single anterior (front) tooth, providing a highly aesthetic and predictable result. It is essential that proper diagnosis and treatment planning precedes actual dental implant therapy. Proper planning and communication with an implant surgeon is required to help ensure an aesthetically acceptable result is possible and achieved.

Single Anterior Tooth Replacement Process

Step One

  • Examination, photos, diagnostic records, and x-rays
  • Planning:
    – Pre-treatment diagnostic wax up
    – Pre-treatment Conebeam CT if needed
    – Pre-treatment consultation with Surgeon
    – Proper surgical guide fabrication
    – Proper treatment plan and sequence development

Step Two

  • Treatment presentation and acceptance

Step Three

  • Removal of existing tooth followed by:
    – Grafting and healing period
    – Immediate implant insertion and healing

Step Four

  • Insertion of temporary implant crown for proper soft tissue development

Step Five

  • Crown fabrication and insertion