Case Study #1: Shea H
Chief Concern: 38 year old female is unhappy with her gummy smile and her maxillary central incisor (#9) with previous root canal and apical surgery. She has discomfort on biting and a root fracture is suspected.
Treatment Received: Prior to surgery, a 2 tooth fixed acrylic temporary was fabricated for #8-9. In one surgical visit, gummy smile correction was completed with immediate extraction and implant in site #9 with hard tissue grafting to preserve her esthetics. A smile makeover was commenced 3 months later with porcelain veneers on her other 7 upper teeth in her smile zone.
Case Study #2: Marcia J.
Chief Concern: 61 year old female presented with aesthetic concerns of having a missing right lateral incisor (#7) and soon to be missing left lateral incisor.
Treatment Received: In one surgical visit, #10 was removed with single implants placed in both #7 and #10 sites with hard and soft tissue augmentation. Final crown restorations for #6 through #11 was commenced 4 months later.
Case Study #3: Brian
Chief Complaint: Patient interested in replacing maxillary right lateral incisor (#7) which is failing due to severe root resorption.
Treatment Received: Due to large bony defect to the apex of the tooth, site development (large defect reconstruction) was completed prior with bone grafting, GEM-21® and titanium mesh. A provisional restoration was placed prior to final crown to sculpt the soft tissues.
Case Study #4: Denise T. 46 Year Old
Chief Concern: Patient was unhappy with her smile due to missing her right central incisor (#8) and wearing a bonded Maryland Bridge.
Treatment Received: Due to bone atrophy in the missing tooth area (#8) hard tissue grafting was needed at the time of implant placement. A transitional removable partial denture was followed by a fixed temporary crown to sculpt the soft tissues after 3 months followed by a final single crown.
Case Study #5: Chareeta
Chief Concern: Excess gum tissue gives the appearance of “short” teeth; both lateral incisors are missing
Treatment Received: Gum recontouring/crown lengthening with implants replacing lateral incisors.
Case Study #6: Alison K.
Chief Concern: 39-year old female presents wanting to replace non-restorable tooth #9 (maxillary left central incisor) with an implant and a new crown on #8.
Treatment Received: A fixed acrylic temporary bridge was placed prior to surgery and in one surgical visit, #9 (upper left central incisor) was removed and immediate implant was placed with hard and soft tissue grafting to achieve an esthetic outcome. A second screw-retained provisional was attached to the implant 3 months later to sculpt her tissues and act as a blueprint for final crown which was completed along with #8, 3 months later.
Case Study #7: Kevin M.
Chief Concern: 49-year old male presents with non-restorable horizontal root fracture #7 (upper right lateral incisor).
Treatment Received: Using the Easy X-Trac System™, the root was removed with minimal trauma and an immediate implant placed with hard and soft tissue grafting. The final crown #7 was completed 3 months later.
Case Study #8: Kip M
Chief Concern: 73-year old female presents with desire to replace a fractured front tooth (#9 -left central incisor) with a dental implant. The patient had an implant placed years prior by Dr. Levine to replace a failing lower left 3-unit bridge.
Treatment Received: In one surgical visit, #9 was removed and an immediate implant was placed with soft and hard tissue grafting. A screw-retained provisional crown was placed at 8 weeks to sculpt the tissue with subsequent final crowns placed for both #8 and 9.
Case Study #9: Audrey F.
Chief Concern: 59-year-old female presented with two, failing, endodontically treated, maxillary central incisor teeth (#8, 9). She was very unhappy with her smile and was unable to bite on these teeth due to discomfort and tooth mobility.
Treatment Received: Both teeth were removed and implant site development was completed with hard and soft tissue augmentation. Single implants were placed three months later followed eight weeks later by fixed provisional crowns for tissue sculpting, followed by her final single crowns. Orthodontic therapy in lower jaw is nearing completion to allow the placement of single implants in her first molar areas.
Case Study #10: Mike D.
Chief Concern: 44 year old male presents with large abscess and non-restorable root fracture (#9).
Treatment Received: The tooth was removed and hard and soft tissue grafting was completed for implant site development. 4 months later a single implant was placed. A screw-retained provisional was placed 3 months later to sculpt the tissue and act as the “blueprint” for the final crown that was commenced 2 months later.