This is a great case to show. First of all it shows a before and after of an extraction then an implant. But it also shows the longevity of an existing implant.
The before picture shows a failing root canal on the right.
The after picture shows the tooth extracted and an implant placed. We were able to place a nice 10mm long and 4.7mm wide implant.
What both of these pictures also show is an older implant on the left. This implant has already had the crown placed on it. The bone levels show that although this implant was placed several years ago that it continues to be very strong.
Implants are a fantastic way to deal with the loss of one, or several, of your natural teeth.