Rehabilitation of the maxillary arch with implant-supported fixed restorations guided by the most apical buccal bone level in the esthetic zone: a clinical report

J Prosthet Dent. 2012 Apr;107(4):213-20. doi: 10.1016/S0022-3913(12)00041-8.

Abstract

This article describes a prosthetically-driven protocol for the rehabilitation of the completely edentulous maxillary arch using immediate implant placement and loading techniques. After the incisal edges of the planned maxillary central incisors are determined, the most apical buccal bone level in the esthetic zone serves to guide complete arch rehabilitation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Alveolar Process / pathology
  • Alveolar Ridge Augmentation / methods
  • Cuspid
  • Dental Arch / pathology*
  • Dental Arch / surgery
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported*
  • Denture Design*
  • Denture, Complete, Immediate
  • Denture, Partial, Fixed
  • Esthetics, Dental*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Guided Tissue Regeneration, Periodontal / methods
  • Humans
  • Immediate Dental Implant Loading / methods
  • Incisor
  • Jaw, Edentulous / rehabilitation*
  • Jaw, Edentulous / surgery
  • Maxilla / pathology*
  • Maxilla / surgery
  • Osteotomy / methods
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Vertical Dimension

Substances

  • Dental Implants