Category Archives: dental implants

Extraction, bone graft, dental implant.

Today I finished up this nice case. The upper right first molar tooth was broken down and non-restorable. I first extracted the tooth and placed a bone graft. Following 3 months of healing we placed a Zimmer-Biomet 3i titanium dental implant. Then after allowing 3 months for the dental implant to isseointegrate, placed the computer scannable Encode healing abutment. Then took the final impression and delivered the screwed retained implant crown.

extraction site
extraction site
bone graft
bone graft placed
collagen bio-plug
collagen bio-plug, sutures placed
healed extraction site
healed extraction site
dental implant
dental implant
healing abutment
screw retained implant-crown
screw retained implant crown
screw access channel filled in
non-restorable molar
non-restorable molar
grafted socket
grafted socket
dental implant

Implant case of the day

This patient came in to my office having broke off his upper right front tooth leaving only the root. This was a challenging  case because his other upper front teeth had old crowns on them with receded gums. This space was also larger than the width of the other incisors. I would have liked to replace all his old crowns at the same time so I could make everything perfect and even, but he just wanted me to restore only this broken off tooth.  It turned out pretty nice. Since he has a low lip line, he only shows half of the upper teeth anyway when he smiles. My implant tooth actually looks better than his other teeth. This is how I did it:

fractured off tooth
fractured off central incisor
fractured tooth
x-ray image of root
tooth extracted
root extracted and implant placed
custom abutment
custom abutment screwed into implant
implant crown
implant crown cemented
Dr. Gentry and happy patient
happy patient
implant and custom abutment
implant parts
torque wrench, crown, screw, custom abutment
design scan abutment
computer design scans

design scan

Implant/crown case of the day

This 32 year old female patient was missing her upper left lateral incisor and the right lateral incisor was fractured. Today I restored the missing lateral incisor with a BioHorizons titanium dental implant, custom abutment, porcelain crown and broken incisor with a porcelain crown.

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Implant case of the day

This patient had a fractured upper first bicuspid tooth that needed to be extracted. I restored her tooth with a Zimmer Biomet 3i Encode screw retained dental implant. Here are my clinical photos of the crown delivery today.

Encode healing abutment
screw retained implant crown
filling placed in access opening
implant crown, gold screw and torque wrench
final x-ray
digital design scan

Implant case of the day

Today for this patient I restored her missing lower right molar with a Zimmer-Biomet Encode titanium dental implant with a custom titanium abutment and porcelain crown. Here are the restorative pictures and digital design scans.

encode healing abutment
dental implant
custom abutment
abutment screwed in
porcelain crown cemented


looks fantastic
restorative implant parts
happy patient and dentist :-)))


Implant case of the day

This patient was missing 2 lower right back teeth, and the tooth in between was broken, I restored him with 2 implants and a porcelain crown on the tooth between.

dental implants
2 implants with broken tooth in between
custom abutments
custom abutments placed
porcelain crowns
crowns cemented
looks great
dental implant parts
crowns, custom abutments and gold screws
implant x-ray
x-ray to check seating of custom abutments
happy patient

Monday morning dental implant case

This patient fractured his lower right first molar. We extracted the tooth and placed a 6mm wide 13 mm long Zimmer Biomet Encode titanium implant. This morning I delivered the  beautiful porcelain implant crown.

implant encode abutment
healing abutment
implant, notice internal hex
implant crown
implant crown with gold screw visible
implant crown
screw access channel filled
implant crown
second from the back
happy patient
happy patient
implant x-ray
digital x-ray
dental implant parts
crown and gold screw
computer design scans


Dental implant case of the afternoon

This patient lives in Ft. Lauderdale and flew up today for me to restore his lower front teeth with dental implant crowns. This was a challenging case because of how thin the bone was and the tight space, and close proximity of the implants.

x-ray of custom abutment try-in with gold screws
close up view, notice internal hex
custom titanium abutments
secured with gold screws
crowns cemented over custom abutments
looks so natural when he opens his mouth
happy patient :-)))


digital design scans