"O rrie ", a 2 year old mix breed dog, was presented with a fractured upper right canine tooth (#104) just below the gumline (sub-gingival fracture). Treatment for this type of complex fracture was surgical extraction and bone augmentation (build new bone).
R emoval of this vital tooth may present some future problems:
Upper lip trauma from the ipsilateral canine tooth
Subsequent bone loss (deterioration)
Orthodontic concerns (off-bite relationships)
T o avoid these additional problems, a dental implant may promote a simple remedy. As a result of the implant surgery, we can expect to restore the area to normal function and should not overlook the benefits of a cosmetic restoration.
I mplant Surgery
Three month post op / Bone allograft
Stage one - MDI Implant
Post op MDI Implant
Final Crown / Implant