by Robert M. Bentz, DMD, FACP
The patient was a 47-year-old building contractor with crowns on both his central maxillary incisors. He experienced a traumatic injury that fractured the left crown at the gum line. As he had no other facial lacerations, he presented for dental treatment immediately after the accident. His medical and dental histories were otherwise unremarkable. The patient chose to have the tooth extracted, followed by immediate implant placement and temporization.