A 3x14 (2) mm one piece implant is placed with insertion torque 35 Ncm (Fig.3); there is no contact of the implant with the distal crestal bone (*, no pressure or tension, probably no resorption later on).

The distal crestal defect has been repaired 4.5 months postop (Fig.7 *), while there is mild mesial bone loss, probably due to pressure when the implant is placed (Fig.3). 

Three months after temporary cementation of the permanent crown, the latter becomes loose.  Before recementation with a permanent cement, a PA is taken (Fig.12); mild bone resorption is noted mesially (*), probably related to X-ray angulation.  The tooth #24 has mobility II; the patient wants an implant.

No Crestal Bone Resorption Expected Last Next

Xin Wei, DDS, PhD, MS 1st edition 11/26/2014, last revision 12/22/2018