The loss of a tooth can be devastating especially when it’s a front tooth. There are a number of options available to replace a missing tooth and one of the most popular currently is an implant. Implants provide predictable results but can sometimes present their own challenges. Managing the gingiva (gums) around an implant is one of those big challenges. Without proper gum display, an implant won’t look natural in an esthetic area. This particular case was treated with an implant after a root canal failed (most root canals do not fail). In addition, the natural tooth was out of alignment so part of our objective was to re-align the new crown. We actually used the crown from the natural tooth to guide the tissue into place during the healing process after the tooth was removed. The last picture you see is the day we delivered the final crown. As a result, the gums were slightly inflamed from the seating process. This individual was very satisfied with the results!