This patient had lost a lower molar and had a large space. To restore with a bridge would have involved grinding down the adjacent teeth and exposing them to the risk for trauma and root canals. The patient chose to have a metal-free Zirconia implant placed.
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A surgical stent was used to guide the surgery for the placement.
The surgical stent from a different angle, demonstrating the pre-determined angle of penetration for optimal and safe placement of the implant.
The implant after 4 months of healing, ready to be restored.
2 weeks later the full metal-free Zirconia-based crown is ready to be cemented in place, and is being primed.
The crown in place.