Zirconia Ceramic Implant: Replacement of a Maxillary Lateral Incisor.
This a case where a maxillary lateral incisor had undergone two rounds of root canal therapy and an attempt at crown lengthening. After clinical and CBCT exam, it was determined that the tooth was non-restorable and for aesthetic and health reasons the patient opted for a metal free root-to-crown option of tooth replacement.
Given the residual hard and soft tissue anatomy bone grafting with the combined objectives of socket preservation and ridge augmentation was done followed by placement of a one-piece Z-systems zirconia implant after 12 weeks. Four months after implant placement the implant restorative margin was prepped, impressions made and the implant restored with a bonded porcelain fused to zirconia crown.