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Pract Proced Aesthet Dent. 2005 Jun;17(5):331-8; quiz 340.

Replacement of adjacent missing anterior teeth with scalloped implants: a case report.

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Department of Periodontics, Division of Oral Health Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


As the biological width is established around neighboring implants, there is a flattening of the interimplant bone and a change in the position of the soft tissue. As a result, a normal progression of papilla from natural teeth through the adjacent implant area is lost. This presentation describes various techniques and strategies to improve the aesthetic outcome of anterior implant restorations, together with the use of a scalloped implant designed to sustain the interdental bony peaks, and in doing so, maintain the interimplant papillae.

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