A previous dentist, inexperienced with dental implants, placed an implant in the wrong angulation for this lateral incisor. The incorrect position of the implant resulted in dark gum tissue and a crown with an unnatural shape.


While we discussed various options with our patient, the chosen solution was to remove the failed implant and dark tissue. We performed a gum and bone graft, and then restored the missing tooth using a two-unit cantilever bridge. The supporting tooth is the cuspid. This option achieved an expedient and very attractive result.