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This young lady had lost her front tooth due to a failed crown. She had a wide smile and a very obvious partial denture to replace the missing tooth. The loss of the front tooth had meant that the gum above it had started to collapse due to shrinkage of the bone which at one time supported the root of the original tooth. There was now a distinct hollow developing above where the original tooth had been.

My job was not only to replace the missing tooth but also to rebuild the gum and bone into the original shape, thus restoring this lady’s smile to the way it once was.

I therefore placed an implant together with a gum graft which rebuilt the lost volume of tissue.

Then my ceramist Ian made a crown which exactly matched the adjacent front tooth so that the smile now looked as perfect as it should.

This case was published in “Implant Dentistry Today” magazine.