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Quintessence Int. 2008 Oct;39(9):717-25.

Two prosthetic crowns supported by a single implant: an esthetic alternative for restoring the anterior maxilla.

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Course on Implantology, Sagrado Coração University, Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil. mauriciobarreto@implo.com.br

Abstract

Esthetic complications due to nonharmonious peri-implant soft tissue profiles are common in the anterior maxilla, especially when 2 adjacent implants are found. This article suggests the use of a single implant to replace 2 lost adjacent teeth in this region and demonstrates the treatment with 2 clinical cases. The main advantage is preservation of the interdental papilla and gingival contours, compensating for the alveolar bone crest resorption at the platform of a second implant.

PMID:
19093043
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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