Implant Consultation

Part II Of My Dental Journey

Last week I had my implant consultation with Dr. David McClenahan at North Shore Periodontics in Libertyville. Initial treatment plan was for an immediate implant after extraction of my fractured front tooth. This way I could have a temporary placed the same day as the surgery ( dont want to walk around without a front tooth). However, because the tooth is rotated  the bone is very thin in front and Dr. McClenahan was concerned that there was  insufficient bone to place an immediate implant. He wants to place a bone graft  into the extraction site and let it heal approximately 8 weeks prior to placement of the implant.

This unfortunately complicates the temporization of the missing tooth during the 8 week healing period. So its off to Dr. David Newkirk in Naperville in two weeks to decide our course of action.  Stay tuned!



By: Brian R. Guldbek, D.D.S.

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Brian Guldbek, DDS Dr. Brian R. Guldbek is committed to providing comprehensive and complete dentistry to his patients. He fosters patient relationships based on mutual trust, excellent customer service and the best personalized patient care available. Our team is devoted to restoring, enhancing and maintaining your teeth using conservative, state of the art dental procedures

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