The patient is congenitally missing a central incisor and as a result there is space closure resulting in insufficient space for an ideal size tooth at the site. In addition, since the patient is born without this tooth there is also deficient quantity of bone at the same site. Therefore, orthodontic treatment needed to be conducted first to create sufficient space for an ideal size tooth AND additional bone width or thickness needed to be created in order to allow a dental implant to be placed. A bone grafting procedure involving an autogenous bone block graft from the patient’s lower jaw was harvested and transplanted to the missing tooth site and firmly secured and allowed to heal. Once healed, a dental implant was placed along with the implant crown (oral prosthetic).
Description: Bone is harvested from the patient's jaw and transferred to another site in the anterior region of the mouth to regain bone volume making it possible to retain an endosteal (traditional) dental implant.