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Implant Case Study

Patient presents with fractured upper second bicuspid

Fractured upper second bicuspid

Tongue view

Tongue view

Extraction of tooth root

Extraction of tooth root prior to immediate implant placement

Immediate placement of implant

Immediate placement of implant into tooth socket and covered with graft material to prevent food impaction during healing period

Healed, integrated implant at 2 months

Healed, integrated implant at 2 months

Healed implant cheek view

Healed implant cheek view. Note healthy, naturally scalloped soft tissue

Placement of healing abutment at 2 months after initial implant placement

Placement of healing abutment at 2 months after initial implant placement

Healing abutment viewed from cheek side

Healing abutment viewed from cheek side

Implant abutment placed at 12 weeks from extraction date

Implant abutment placed at 12 weeks from extraction date

Implant abutment from cheek view

Implant abutment from cheek view

Crown cemented onto abutment at 12 weeks

Crown cemented onto abutment at 12 weeks

Final crown viewed from cheek side

Final crown viewed from cheek side. Note healthy, pink, naturally scalloped tissue


Meet Dr. Mark Cruz

Dr. Mark Cruz Dr. Mark Cruz graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1986 and started his dental journey in Monarch Beach. He is a well-known lecturer internationally, and he was a part-time lecturer at UCLA. He gives individual attention to each patient while creating a friendly and enjoyable dental experience. He makes the patient a part of the dental procedure, educating them about the problem at hand.

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