Apicoectomy root canal procedures can and do fail leaving a bone defect. This bone defect can become problematic when having a dental implant. Even though a root canal and an apicoectomy can "save" a tooth, sometimes they are still lost.
My patient came to my dental implant office in Burbank after realizing that her front tooth could not be saved. It is really an amazing video of her personal experience. The best part is the ending, so make sure to watch the whole video. The pictures and x-rays are also included.
This is her personal experience with her dental implant and bone graft.
The stages of her procedures were as follows:
1. Extraction and bone graft and utilization of a removable "flipper" temporary.
2. Implant placement with an immediate same day fixed temporary.
3. Four months later, the final custom shaded and textured crown was delivered.
Here is how she started:
Sorry for a little blood in this picture!!! This shows great healing after the extraction and bone grafting. Note how the bone is wide.
Implant placed without an incision -Ramsey Amin, DDS
Same day as surgery –this is the temporary on the implant.
Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry