Monday, March 12, 2012
Replacing a Retained Primary Tooth
Dental implants and bridges are common prostheses used to restore missing teeth. In the case below, this gentleman had a retained primary, aka baby tooth #H, which was never replaced by the permanent adult tooth #11, the left canine. Recently, tooth #H became increasingly mobile and was causing pain, resulting in the need for extraction.
Above, the teeth on either side of the edentulous space were prepared for a bridge.
With good oral habits, the bridge should last for years.