Our long time patient was found to have a front lateral incisor that showed signs of internal resorption over a period of years. (The tooth begins to enlarge and weakens the tooth, rendering the tooth unsaveable.)
After consultation with the Implantologist, the patient decided to have a dental implant placed. This choice was made instead of having traditional bridge work placed that is more destructive to adjacent teeth.
The treatment involved removal of tooth and use a provisional (removable) tooth during the treatment process of 7 months.
In the interest achieving optimal esthetics, I chose to use a zirconia abutment (false tooth) and porcelain fused to zirconia crown
Both the patient and I are very pleased with the result
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