When a front tooth breaks it’s a traumatic experience not just because of the pain; the embarrassment of suddenly having an unsightly gap is something people understandably want to address as soon as possible.
The situation can be predictably managed by removing the fractured root, inserting a dental implant and having a temporary resin tooth manufactured on the same day and fitted.
At Harley Street Dental and Implant Clinic three-dimensional bone scans of the area are taken to check if there is adequate bone to support the implant and key-hole surgery is used to place it straight into the tooth socket – the patient therefore does not have to wait for their bone to fuse with the titanium surface of the implant and so they avoid having to wear a temporary denture.
When placing immediate implants there is often no need to cut the gum and therefore no need for any stitches – most patients report no swelling and minimal discomfort after surgery. Harley Street Dental and Implant Clinic stocks all dental implant sizes and manufactures bespoke temporary crowns so broken teeth can be replaced on the same day.
If you have suffered a broken front tooth contact a prosthodontist at Harley Street Dental and Implant Clinic to discuss whether you are suitable for immediate dental implants.