The Challenge: "M." lost his upper left central incisor due to failed root canal treatment. The existing spaces between the front teeth presented a particularly difficult challenge, cosmetically, if we were to consider bridges. In essence, we would have had to crown many teeth, which would not otherwise need crowns, to achieve an attractive result. When discussing replacement options, "M."preferred not to use neighboring teeth to support a false tooth.
He also preferred the ability to floss normally between his teeth, and he wanted a restoration that would last a long time. The Solution: After a dental implant was placed by one of St. Louis' most accomplished Implant Surgeons, I placed an all-ceramic crown on the implant. This crown was custom shaded to give it the most natural appearance possible. “M.” says he has regained confidence in his smile. Dental implants are the ideal way to replace a missing teeth.