Fractured Front Tooth – Socket Shield & Implant
Before and After Photos – Patient Cases
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Accidents happen and teeth fracture, and front teeth can present a challenge when the patient has thin gums and not much bone. Removing the tooth can cause bone and recession making restoring the tooth to look like the adjacent nearly impossible. To overcome this problem, sometimes we can do a socket shield, or some call it partial extraction, leaving the lip side of the root in place while removing the rest of the tooth and root. This way, we leave the existing thin bone and gum tissue intact reducing the chance of recession and bone loss.
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