ACHIEVEMENT OF A HARMONIOUS SMILE VIA HARD AND SOFT TISSUE MANAGEMENTS ACCOMPANYING IMPLANT-SUPPORTED PROSTHESIS. A CASE REPORT.
by Ala Qamheya (Turkey), Sinem Yeniyol, Ceyda Aktolun, Volkan Arısan, Z. Cüneyt Karabuda

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Objectives: A perfect appearance is very important for young patients, especially those who lost their anterior teeth through an accident, because it affects their self-confidence and promotes an active social life. Such patients often need professional treatment and psychological support. Methods: After an accident, a 20-year old women was submitted to the Oral Implantology Department at Istanbul University, seeking a good smile and appearance. Clinical examination revealed the loss of her anterior 13,12,11,21 teeth. Deep bite and narrow bone ridge were also observed. Her treatment plans began with a lateral bone augmentation procedure using platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) as a membrane. Two dental implants were placed at anterior 13 and 21 edentulous areas after 4 months, and after another 3 months, the implants were uncovered with placement of adequate keratinised gingiva around the gingival formers. After soft-tissue healing, prosthesis fabrication was begun and completed by screwing in two screw-retained implant-supported porcelain prostheses. Results: The anterior maxilla was successfully restored by two implant-supported, metal-reinforced porcelain prostheses. Conclusions: Multiple factors must be considered to achieve the good final aesthetic results in the anterior maxilla. The choice of surgical procedure, soft tissue management and prosthetic all affect the outcome in aesthetically challenged trauma patients.
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20/11/2015
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