Implant-supported restorations in the anterior superior area generally involve the requirement of achieving success in the cosmetic outcome in the short and long term, which makes the choice of surgical and restoration technique more demanding. We present a fully documented clinical case which illustrates the preservation of alveolar bone during and after extraction, immediate implant placement and the use of low-profile titanium abutments combined with zirconium crowns in the prosthetic phase, discussing other possible treatment forms, analysing their advantages and disadvantages.
To achieve these cosmetic parameters, concepts such as the preservation of alveolar bone during and after extraction, immediate implant placement and use of zirconium in the prosthetic phase, are valued in all implant restorations, but they are most prominent when replacing teeth in the anterior front, as in the clinical case we present.
NOTE: Replacing two central incisors: parameters for aesthetic success. four years follow-up
González García, Alberto; Kuoching, Chen
Dentist Bridge. 2013; Taiwan