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J Korean Acad Prosthodont. 2016 Jul;54(3):298-305. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4047/jkap.2016.54.3.298
Jeong JW , Park SY , Kim YY , Park WH , Lee YS .
Major in Dentistry, Department of Medical Science, Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. leeys@hanyang.ac.kr
Abstract

The maxillary anteriors play an important role in esthetics. Therefore after extraction, it is crucial to preserve the hard tissue and soft tissue in order to promote esthetics of restoration. There are several challenges when restoring the maxillary anteriors via implant. Some of the challenges are be maintaining consistency with neighboring teeth in terms of shade, form, and texture : as well as having harmonious emergency with the gingival margin. In this case, a traumatized patient with crown-root fracture of the maxillary central and lateral incisors is presented. The cracked teeth were extracted, and implants were inserted with bone grafts to compensate the volume of damaged area of the maxillary anterior. Cantilever implant prosthetics were planned while precise adjustments to the gingival area were made using customized impression coping to perform the esthetic restorations. The final outcome of the treatment was satisfying in both esthetic and utilitarian perspective.

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