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Front: This 75 year old patient has had a lot of dental treatment.
Front: Her upper right three-tooth bridge was being held in her mouth with denture adhesive.
Front: The teeth broke off inside the crowns that were holding the bridge, leaving the roots in place.
Front: As you can see from the panoramic radiograph, most of this patients' teeth have been fixed, and some are starting to fall apart again.
Front: The existing tooth roots help retain the shape of the gum and bone, so immediate implant treatment is indicated.
Front: The large tooth roots are removed, showing how little of the teeth was remaining to hold the bridge. Implants were placed immediately into the tooth sockets.
Front: The implants are in place and integrated with the bone.
Front: One of the implant cover screws can be seen as the porcelain shade is being selected to match her existing crowns.
Front: The three tooth implant bridge has just been cemented in place.
Front: The patients' smile is restored without involving complicated connections to her other teeth.