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Immediate Post Surgery
This is a picture of a completely finished bone graft, dental implant and tooth extraction procedure. This tissue is neatly sutured. To protect the bone graft a non resorbable material was used and a small portion of it can be seen.
This dental work was done in my Palm Harbor dentist office for a patient referred to me by a Clearwater dentist.
These pictures taken in my Tampa Bay area dentist office show an extreme example of a relatively uncommon situation known as Internal Tooth Resorption.
This tooth #27 was extracted in my Palm Harbor dentist office in September 2012. The patient had otherwise healthy teeth therefore the replacement of choice here, is a dental implant and crown. At the time of extraction, site presevation bone grafting was done.
Marti, a dental assistant in my Tampa dentist office took the initiative to really clean up the bloody extracted tooth. The cleaned up tooth picture really shows how severe the tooth was diseased.
Dental Bone Graft Material
There are multiple types of bone graft material. The source of this dental implant bone graft can range from autogenous (the persons own bone) to synthetic (coral or even plaster of paris.)
Dental bone grafting is not new. In recent times, Dr Leonard Linkow, in New York City, was using a plaster of paris like material in the 1960′s while Dr O’Hilt Tatum Jr was using the persons own bone harvested from their hip. In the 21st century, materials for dental bone grafting has really changed. For my Palm Harbor dentist office patients, I can buy sterile plaster of paris, I can harvest bone from some ones jaw. Best of all though, for my Palm Harbor dentist patients, I can purchase stem cell impregnated osteoinductive bone. This type of dental bone graft material has provided my Palm Harbor dentist office patients the best and most predicable results.
Dentistry in a Tampa Bay area dentist office is fabuluous. I love living in Oldsmar and being a Palm Harbor dentist.
Site preservation bone graft being protected by a membrane
Palm Harbor dentist patients come to see me for disease control, health, comfort and cosmetics. They do not come to me specifically for bone grafting and dental implants. These dental procedures commonly performed in Tampa dentist offices are just a part of the overall path to getting comfortable teeth.
A Clearwater dentist referred this woman to my Palm Harbor dentist office when her 3 tooth fixed bridge failed, one of the tooth supports decayed, rotted and broke off. Instead of the more traditional dental approach – extending the bridge to a 4 or 5 tooth bridge, after extensive research and discussion with her Clearwater dentist, this patient came to my Palm Harbor dentist office for an alternative to tooth supported fixed bridgework.
Start of Dental Implant Placement
Dental Implant mid placement
Dental Implant fully inserted
Dental Implant with Healing Cap
This sequence of picture was taken in my Palm Harbor dentist office in 2011. This series shows a dental implant being inserted (drilled into) the site (hole) that was prepared.
Now the first surgical phase is complete. To recount, from the beginning, This young lady presented to my Palm Harbor, Tampa Bay FL area dentist office in late December 2011 with the chief complaint of a loose tooth #8. After clinical and radio graphic examination it was noted that previously crowned tooth #8 was hopelessly fractured. After discussion of all treatment options, the treatment choice was to 1) Fabricate a dental flipper for tooth #8 so after the Christmas / New Years holiday time period we could proceed with the definitive care plan. 2) Extract tooth root #8 and do site preservation bone grafting – this picture shows the completion of this phase. 3) This step will be to place the dental implant into tooth #8 site. 4) The last step is to restore the dental implant with a dental crown – the dental flipper will be worn until the completion of this last step.
Most people here in the USA do not want to walk out of a dentist’s office missing a front tooth. After the surgical phase of this dentistry is completed in my Dentist office in Palm Harbor, Tampa FL area, the flipper needs to be re-inserted. This picture shows me putting the tooth #8 flipper back in place.
Almost done. The root of tooth #8 has been extracted, the post extraction socket has been grafted. A resorbable membrane trimmed and placed to contain and protect the graft. Seen in this picture is after suturing has been completed and before the dental flipper is re-inserted.