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Implant Therapy In The Esthetic Zone-Surgical Considerations

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1 / T. Mišić2

1Clinic of Oral Surgery, School of Dentistry, University of Belgrade, Dr Subotica 4, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia, Tel: +381 11 2685860, Fax: +381 11 2685268
2Oral Surgery Clinic, School of Dental Medicine, University of Belgrade


Implant placement in the esthetic zone is a complex procedure and requires a restoration-driven approach. Proper selection of patients and implant together with individual assessment of the risk of esthetic complications are very important. Correct 3D-implant positioning and sufficient bone volume should provide long-term esthetic and function. Esthetic region is a zone in which expectations and possibilities collide. Clinician should bring the important decision on the appropriate time of implant placement. Immediate implant placement is particularly challenging in the esthetic zone. Patient desire for reduced treatment time should be weighed against the possible risk factors. Protocol of immediate implant placement in conditions of unfavourable gingival biotypes, the lack of bone or soft tissue in patients with a high smile line lead to esthetic failure which is very important in the esthetic region.

Keywords: 3D-implant positioning; esthetic region; immediate implant placement


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Citation Information: Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine. Volume 20, Issue 2, Pages 83–88, ISSN (Online) 2335-0245, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bjdm-2016-0013, July 2016