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Treatment guidelines

Implant position esthetic zone

Key points

  • Implant placement in the anterior region is one of the most challenging surgical procedures in terms of esthetic outcome and patient’s awareness of this sensitive region.
  • Careful clinical evaluation prior to implant surgery in terms of hard and soft tissue.
  • Implant supported single crowns have the highest estimated 10-year survival rate (89.4%) compared to conventional FDP (89.2%), cantilever FDP (80.3%), implant-supported FDP (86.7%), combined tooth-implant-supported FDP (77.8%) and resin-bonded bridges (65%) (Pjetursson et al. 2008).
  • Alternatives: removable partial denture (RPD), three-unit fixed prosthesis, resin-bonded bridge (Maryland), cantilevered prosthesis.

Digital Textbooks

eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
Achieving your intended outcome with endosseous implant therapy requires careful planning and execution of both the surgical and prosthodontic aspects of treatment. Seamless integration of these two phases of care is vital. Attaining your final treatment outcome typically is based on a number of factors: a comprehensive evaluation of the patient, obtaining the required records, a thorough understanding of the possibilities and limitations inherent in both the surgical and prosthodontic phases of different treatment options, developing and communicating a definitive treatment plan to the patient, and patient acceptance of that treatment plan.


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