This patient was excited to be moving his family into a new house. On moving day, however, he tripped on the stairs and fractured two front teeth. He came to our office panicked. The front tooth was fractured under the bone and was hopeless, requiring extraction.
We placed a dental implant immediately after the extraction. When possible, this sequencing makes the healing much easier and faster than when done in different appointments. Our patient was thrilled that the crown portion of his extracted tooth could be bonded to the adjacent teeth to serve as a temporary while the implant healed. Later, a porcelain crown was fabricated to fit the implant, and composite was used to repair the chip on the adjacent tooth. Our patient was amazed with his result and the simplicity of the procedure.