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J Prosthet Dent. 2013 Feb;109(2):70-4. doi: 10.1016/S0022-3913(13)00027-9.

A single-tooth, two-piece zirconia implant located in the anterior maxilla: a clinical report.

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  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.


It can be difficult to achieve a natural appearance in the anterior region with implant-supported restorations because metal components may show through the soft tissue. Zirconia implants, therefore, should be considered as an alternative treatment for improved esthetics. The goal of this clinical report was to evaluate a new 2-piece zirconia implant system for the maxillary anterior region. A 2-piece zirconia dental implant was placed in the maxillary left lateral incisor position and left in place for 6 months to osseointegrate. Panoramic and periapical radiographs were examined for bone-implant osseointegration. The plaque control record (PCR), bleeding on probing (BOP), and probing depth (PD) were measured after the cementation of the definitive restoration and a 6-month follow-up period. The PCR, BOP, and PD values were compared and the marginal bone level was also evaluated by making standardized periapical radiographs. The results showed that over the 6-month follow-up period, the marginal area was healthy and presented no bleeding on probing, no plaque accumulation, and no change in periimplant marginal bone level.

Copyright © 2013 The Editorial Council of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

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