27 Nov Patient Story – Repairing Deep Fractured Teeth Part 1
Decay or fracture of teeth that extend underneath the gum are extremely common dental problems. The difficulty with these situations is that the decay/fracture tends to extend to the bone level and this is the first of a 2-part blog that discusses the things that have to be considered when making a decision. If the decay/fracture does not extend to the bone, the treatment is very simple but when it does, the options are:
- Crown lengthening surgery and a new crown. A root canal treatment is frequently required as well.
- Replacement with a dental implant or a bridge (if appropriate).
In this blog we replaced the tooth with a dental implant and the patient was extremely happy with the result.