This type of procedure is typically done when a tooth is extracted to prevent the loss of the surrounding hard and soft supporting tissues so that when a tooth is replaced it will have normal anatomical contours/shape.
Patient # 1
“I am really impressed as to how well the surgery went and how quickly it healed. You matched the little porcelain bridge to my surrounding teeth perfectly so you just cannot tell that I was ever missing a tooth. Thank you so much Dr. Willoughby – great job!”
Patient # 2
This patient’s upper right first molar developed and root fracture and needed to be extracted. Patient opted to have a dental implant placed – there was a sizeable boney defect that developed after the extraction which required a bone graft. Note the dense fill on bone particulate around the dental implant. 9 months of healing will be required before this tooth can be restored with a crown.
Patient # 3
This patient had developed severe bone lose around an impacted wisdom tooth which caused a significant periodontal defect and bone loss around the second molar as well. Both the second and the third molar had to be extracted so to prevent a significant boney defect from forming in the extraction sockets the patient opted to have the site grafted with an allograft of bone particulate. The x-ray on the right is 3 months post surgical and shows a nice dense boney fill.