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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 38 (2018), No. 6     15. Oct. 2018
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 38 (2018), No. 6  (15.10.2018)

Page 841-847, doi:10.11607/prd.3068, PubMed:29451930


The Effect of Implant Abutment Design on Long-Term Soft Tissue Stability: A Clinical Case Report
Otero, Nuria / Scarton, Javier / Pizzolante, Laura Lugo / Inglese, Stefano / Sclar, Anthony G. / Wong, Fong
Prosthetic rehabilitation of malpositioned anterior dental implants can be challenging. Interdisciplinary treatment planning and precise execution of biologically acceptable prosthetic and surgical protocols are essential to achieve optimal esthetic results and while avoiding and managing esthetic complications. This case study focuses on the restorative aspect. Two sets of custom gold abutments were used prior to and following surgical correction of a pre-existing soft and hard tissue ridge defect surrounding maxillary central incisor implant restorations. A stable and esthetically pleasing result was documented 7 years following delivery of definitive esthetic central incisor implant restorations.