Fig.2 Preop PA reveals severe bone loss, especially the tooth #27 mesial (*). Then tooth is non-salvageable, but the patient wants to have a break from implants (1,2,3).
Three month follow up shows that there is no sign of infection (Fig.13), although he feels that the tooth is not strong. Occlusal equilibrium is provided. When should the mesh be removed?
The patient remains asymptomatic with the tooth #27 8 months postop. The bone appears to have regenerated (Fig.14). The tooth feels better after occlusal adjustment. The patient is not in hurry to have the mesh removed. He wants to have #18 implant placed first.
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Xin Wei, DDS, PhD, MS 1st edition 07/17/2013, last revision 03/08/2015