The Management of a Hopeless Maxillary Anterior Tooth: Part I

Case Posted By:  Dr. Daniel Gober

The following video shows the treatment of a hopeless maxillary anterior tooth, with a focus on post-extraction socket healing and site development.

This video is part 1 of a 2-part series which details the treatment of a hopeless maxillary anterior tooth. Part one discusses post-extraction socket healing and site development for implant placement. Part two will discuss the steps of implant placement, provisionalization, and final restoration.

The case involved tooth 7, which had a lesion and a history of root canal therapy. The plan was to extract the tooth, and let it heal. Analysis of the extraction site 2 months after extraction revealed buccal resorption. The video explains in detail why buccal plate resorption occurs following extraction and how the defect was successfully managed in this particular case. We hope the video provides some important lessons for guided bone regeneration in these types of situations via comparison of the pre-op and post-op photos. Please stay tuned for the 2nd part of this video which will review the Implant Placement and Restoration.

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