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.