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