Skip to main content
Treatment guidelines

Esthetic and functional check

Key points

  • A perfect outcome for both white and pink esthetics is important to most patients in single tooth implant restoration.
  • Phonetic and masticatory outcomes are the two most important functional demands.
  • To avoid disappointments, if needed, proper preparation and recalibration of the patient’s expectations during the treatment is critical.

Digital Textbooks

eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
Osseointegrated implants not only have become routinely recommended for replacing single missing teeth but the preferred treatment modality. This treatment planning choice is due, in part, to the high 5-year survival rate1 of single implants (96.8%) and their associated single crowns (94.5%). However, some mechanical and biologic complications can arise with dental implants. For example, a 2011 systematic review of implant single crowns determined that abutment screw loosening ranged from 1-10% in the nine included studies and occurred with both external and internal connection implants. Other reported complications have included esthetic deficits, mucosal inflammation, fistulas, abutment screw fracture, implant loss, and implant fracture. While such complications have typically been relatively infrequent, every effort should be made to minimize complications as much as possible.


Log in or register to post questions and answers.
Ask a question