What Do We Know? Part-3: Apical Bone: Immediate Implant Placement & Restoration of Single Implants in the Anterior Maxilla

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Abstract

In the early times, implant placement was
conducted in healed sites of fully edentulous
patients with the aim to improve quality of life
and function. Since that time, the installation
of implants expanded into partially edentulous
patients. Today, these indications are very common
in daily practice, in particular replacing missing
single teeth in the aesthetic zone. However,
implant placement into healed sites has lost its
dominance and is not really attractive to some
patients. Thus, the timing of implant placement
has become a critical issue. Immediate implant
placement and restoration (IPR) of a single tooth
in the aesthetic zone is considered a predictable
treatment option for replacing failing teeth when
established clinical guidelines are followed. In
the pre-maxilla, the aesthetic outcome and its
long-term aesthetic stability is of paramount
importance. It is well accepted that the level of
bone support and dimensions of the surrounding
soft tissue are key factors in determining the
aesthetic outcome of the implant restoration. The
aim of this paper is to address another site-related
factor, namely the apical bone.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1
Number of pages2
VolumeSeptember
No.2019
Specialist publicationWestern Articulator
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019

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