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The Replacement of Small-Diameter Teeth in the Esthetic Zone Using Narrow-Diameter Implants The Replacement of Small-Diameter Teeth in the Esthetic Zone Using Narrow-Diameter Implants

Author(s):

David Garber, DMD;Maurice Salama, DMD;Henry Salama, DMD

Date Added:

7/30/2009


Summary:

The management of small restorative spans in the esthetic zone has posed significant problems for the implant team. The lack of bone available for the surgeon as well as the lack of restorative space available between the adjacent teeth makes tooth replacement with implants challenging for both the restorative dentist and the laboratory technician.

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