[Anterior teeth esthetics with the SPI implant system]

Kessler-Liechti, Gerda; Mericske-Stern, Regina (2006). [Anterior teeth esthetics with the SPI implant system]. Schweizerische Monatsschrift für Zahnmedizin, 116(3), pp. 275-86. Bern: Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft

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Replacement of maxillary front teeth with a fixed, implant supported partial denture with a high laugh line is a demanding procedure. For an optimal esthetic result, no deficiency of bone or soft tissue is acceptable. Submerged implant healing has often been recommended for better predictability in esthetically demanding situations. This case report shows the rehabilitation with a fixed implant supported reconstruction in the upper front and a single implant supported crown in the premolar region. Teeth had to be extracted because of apical lesions, periodontal the gingiva. The technique of delayed, submerged implant placement in the region of 11, 21 and 22 was applied and in the region of 15 a transmucosal implant healing. With a fixed, implant supported partial denture the mucosa in the upper front was conditioned. Ten months after implantation the definitive screwed, fixed partial denture on SPI ELEMENT implants was successfully integrated. In the region 15 a single crown transversally screwed was fixed on a SPI ONE TIME implant. Radiographic data two years after implantation showed a well established periimplant crestal bone level. No prosthetic complications had occurred since the insertion of the reconstruction twelve months ago.

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Journal Article (Further Contribution)


04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Prosthodontics [discontinued]
04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Division of Fixed Prosthodontics [discontinued]

UniBE Contributor:

Kessler, Gerda and Mericske, Regina




Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft




Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:52

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 12:17

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https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/21837 (FactScience: 15261)

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