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Three-Dimensional Bone and Soft Tissue Requirements for Optimizing Esthetic Results in Compromised Cases with Multiple Implants Three-Dimensional Bone and Soft Tissue Requirements for Optimizing Esthetic Results in Compromised Cases with Multiple Implants

Author(s):

David Garber, DMD;Maurice Salama, DMD;Henry Salama, DMD;Akiyoshi Funato, D.D.S.;Tomohiro Ishikawa, DDS;Hajime Kitajima, DDS; Hidetada Moroi, DMD

Date Added:

10/27/2010


Summary:

Achieving an esthetic outcome in tooth replacement and implant treatment requires a proper tooth shape and stable surrounding soft tissue profiles. Bone augmentation is considered vital to support the esthetic soft tissue profile around definitive restorations. To prevent recession of the peri-implant soft tissue in cases with multiple implants, buccal bone augmentation of more than 2mm from the implant platform is necessary to overcome the normal pattern of bone remodeling. In this article, the concepts behind achieving esthetic and functional implant restorations and the necessary three-dimensional peri-implant hard and soft tissue management required to realize these goals are discussed.

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