Replacement of mandibular central incisors with implant-supported crowns: a case report

Int J Esthet Dent. 2016 Summer;11(2):204-18.


Anterior teeth are often affected by accidental dental trauma and may eventually be lost. When the neighboring teeth are unharmed, implant-supported crowns are often the preferred treatment choice. When not only the teeth but also the supporting hard and soft tissue has been lost, surgical reconstruction may be needed. However, in combined horizontal and vertical class III defects, the available augmentation techniques are often not predictable. In this case report, two neighboring mandibular central incisors were replaced by two implants after soft and hard tissue augmentation with the cortical bone plate method. The interdental soft tissue was reconstructed with remarkable success, making this an example of what can be achieved in cases such as this.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Crowns*
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported*
  • Esthetics, Dental
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incisor / surgery*
  • Mandible / surgery*
  • Middle Aged