This is another of those “no drilling”cases where a diminutive and very loose upper lateral was replace with an immediate bridge.
We chose this option after extensive discussions regarding the use of implant retained crowns (IRCs). The IRC option would have been complicated by the wide space left by the lateral incisor, which would have required soft tissue remodeling and veneers on the adjacent teeth. Long term these options still exist but for now the patient just wanted the tooth out and result that gives her good aesthetics and function. The FRC bridge does this easily and at considerably less cost than the IRC option. This is case is a timely reminder that “one shoe does not fit all” and we need to be able to offer all treatment options to suit our patient’s needs.
If you would like to know how any of the techniques discussed in this post could help you then please contact us or call 01580 752202 and we will be happy to arrange a visit for you.