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Clinical and esthetic outcomes of single-tooth implants in the anterior maxilla.
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    Journal article
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    Journal Article
  • Authors:
    Furze D, Byrne A, Donos N, Mardas N
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    127, 134
  • Journal:
    Quintessence Int
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  • Keywords:
    Adult, Bone Regeneration, Bone Substitutes, Ceramics, Cohort Studies, Collagen, Computer-Aided Design, Crowns, Dental Abutments, Dental Arch, Dental Implantation, Endosseous, Dental Implants, Single-Tooth, Dental Impression Technique, Dental Restoration, Temporary, Esthetics, Dental, Female, Guided Tissue Regeneration, Periodontal, Humans, Male, Maxilla, Membranes, Artificial, Middle Aged, Minerals, Osseointegration, Prospective Studies, Tooth Extraction, Treatment Outcome, Zirconium
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and esthetic outcomes of 10 consecutive single-tooth implant restorations in the anterior maxilla. A specific treatment protocol consisting of (1) atraumatic extraction of the failing tooth, (2) placement of an SLActive bone-level implant with simultaneous guided bone regeneration at 6 to 8 weeks postextraction, (3) loading of a provisional restoration at 2 to 3 months following implant placement, (4) production of a customized impression coping, and (5) loading of the definitive all-ceramic abutment and crown 6 months after delivery of the provisional restoration was utilized in all cases. The outcomes were assessed 1 year after loading of the definitive restoration using standard clinical parameters: pink (PES) and white esthetic scores (WES). All implants were successfully integrated, accounting for a 100% survival and success rate. Besides clinical success, the application of the specific treatment protocol may be able to provide esthetically pleasing single-tooth implant restorations in the anterior maxilla, as was demonstrated by the results for PES (7.9 ± 1.7) and WES (7.0 ± 1.5).
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