|Pre-operative x-ray #18|
Apical lesion mesial root with 12mm pocket. Diagnosis: fractured root.
|Post operative x-ray #18|
Post amputation due to mesial root fracture. Viable option to salvage bridge.
|7 month post operative x-ray #18|
With healing, bridge is firm.
With the loss of a posterior abutment for a bridge, then the entire bridge is lost. Patient has two options either to try a root amputation or extraction with implants. Cost is always a factor, and in this case, it was a major factor. Patient wanted to salvage the bridge as long as possible. I think we have given this bridge more time.