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Replacement of a Fractured Upper Left Central Incisor: Delayed Placement of a Bone Level Tapered Implant Using a Staged Approach

Scott Edward Keith

A 32-year-old male patient was referred to our specialty practice by his general dentist for evaluation and replacement of his failing maxillary left central incisor (tooth 21). This patient presented for care with no significant medical conditions, no known drug allergies, and was not taking any prescription medications. He mentioned the occasional use of over the counter, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for occasional muscle aches attributed to sporting activities. He did report a history of mild asthma as a child, but no recent episodes of bronchospasm or shortness of breath in the last ten years. He complained of mild discomfort and swelling of the gingival tissue above his front tooth that began approximately 6 weeks prior.

General information

Case Type Single-Tooth Space
Jaw Maxilla
Area Anterior
# of Teeth 1
# of Implants 1
Type of Implants Two-Piece
Attachment Two-Piece
Bone Augmentation Horizontal|Staged
Augmentation Materials Allogenous
Guided Surgery No
Soft Tissue Grafting None
Abutment Type CAD/CAM
Prosthesis Type FDP

Esthetic Risk Assessment

Esthetic Risk Factors Low Medium High
Medical Status Healthy Compromised
Smoking Habit Non-smoker Light smoker (< 10 cigarettes per day) Heavy smoker (≥ 10 cigarettes per day)
Patient's Esthetic Expectations Low Medium High
Lip Line No exposure of papillae Exposure of papillae Full exposure of mucosa margin
Periodontal Phenotype Low-scalloped, thick Medium-scalloped, medium-thick High-scalloped, thin
Shape of Tooth Crowns Rectangular Triangular
Infection at Implant Site None Chronic Acute
Bone Level at Adjacent Teeth ≤ 5 mm to contact point 5.5 to 6.5 mm to contact point > 7 mm to contact point
Prosthodontic Status of Neighboring Teeth Virgin Restored
Width of Edentulous Span 1 tooth (≥ 7 mm) 1 tooth (< 7 mm) 2 teeth or more
Soft Tissue Anatomy Intact Defective
Bone Volume Horizontally and vertically sufficient Horizontally deficient Deficient vertically or deficient vertically AND horizontally
  • * General SAC assessment modifiers that are also part of the ERA. To avoid redundancy they are listed in this section even if no complete ERA has been made.

  • ** Not applicable to the ERA of immediate placement cases and replaced by "Socket Integrity" listed below under "Surgical SAC Classification". For all other placement types this value is a classification determinant and listed here even if no complete ERA has been made.

Surgical SAC classification

SAC Level Complex
Defining Characteristics One missing tooth to be replaced by an implant-borne prosthesis
Modality -
Placement Protocol Early or late implant placement
Tooth Site -
Socket Morphology -
Socket Integrity -
Bone Volume Deficient horizontally, requiring prior grafting
Anatomic Risk Low
Esthetic Risk Medium
Complexity Moderate
Risk of Complications Moderate

Prosthodontic SAC classification

SAC Level Advanced
Defining Characteristics One missing tooth to be replaced by an implant-borne crown
Loading Protocol Conventional or early
Retention Cemented, with prosthesis margin < 3mm submucosal Cemented, with prosthesis margin < 3mm submucosal
Maxillomandibular Relationship Angle Class I and III
Mesio-Distal Space Symmetry +/- 1 mm of contra-lateral tooth
Inter-Arch Distance -
Bruxism -
Esthetic Risk Medium
Provisional Implant-Supported Prosthesis Prosthodontic margin > 3 mm apical to mucosal margin Prosthodontic margin > 3 mm apical to mucosal margin
Interim Prosthesis during Healing Removable Removable
Occlusion/Articulation -
Occlusal Scheme/Issues -

Surgical SAC Modifiers

Periodontal Status Healthy

Prosthodontic SAC Modifiers

Soft Tissue Contour and Volume Slightly compromised

General SAC Modifiers

Oral Hygiene and Compliance Good
Access Adequate
Craniofacial/Skeletal Growth Completed

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