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J Clin Exp Dent. 2014 Feb 1;6(1):e100-3. doi: 10.4317/jced.51281. eCollection 2014 Feb.

Correcting loss of a papilla following orthodontic space opening (Atherton´s patch) through implant supported rehabilitation. A case report.

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Master of Oral Surgery and Implantology, Valencia University Medical and Dental School, Valencia, Spain.
2
Associate Professor of Oral Surgery. Professor of the Master in Oral Surgery and Implantology. Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. University of Valencia. Valencia. Spain.
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Chairman of Oral Surgery, Director of the Master of Oral Surgery and Implantology, Valencia University Medical and Dental School, Valencia, Spain.

Abstract

The objective of this case report is to describe a surgical and prosthetic technique to create a lost papilla following orthodontic space opening (Atherton´s patch) through implant supported rehabilitation. A switching platform implant was used to replace a left maxillary canine in a unitary interdental edentulous ridge with Atherton´s patch in the distal area of the upper lateral left incisor. The radiographic study revealed correct level of the interproximal bone of the adjacent teeth. A mucoperiosteal flap with crest incision and sulcular extension to the adjacent teeth was made. Special attention was paid to correct position of the implant and the distance (≥ 1.5 mm) between the platform and the roots of the adjacent teeth. A submerged technique was used. Tissue modeling through provisional crown was performed in order to create an ideal emergence profile with total papilla fill recorded at the Atherton´s patch area. Final screw retained CAD-CAM zirconia structure was place. Final follow up was performed 2 years after provisional crown placement, and total fill of both papilla, including at Atherton´s patch area, was recorded. Key words:Atherton´s patch, papilla, switching platform, implant and orthodontics, esthetic score.

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