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Duration: 50 minutes, 21 seconds

Author: Dr. Stavros Pelekanos

Predesigning Implant Abutments in the Esthetic Zone Following Biological Width and Esthetic Criteria New Perspectives


Overview of accelerated treatment concepts with implants in the aesthetic zone

Differences between implants and natural teeth

Understanding the connection between soft tissue and bone

The challenge of biologic width around implants

Exploring the larger biologic width around implants

The impact on the connection between the implant and abutment

A case study: Restoring a fractured crown in a young female patient

Evaluating potential treatment options

Immediate implant placement
Delayed implant placement
Socket preservation
Soft or hard tissue augmentation

Achieving natural-looking crowns in the esthetic zone

The importance of blending aesthetics with neighboring teeth


In conclusion, the process of predesigning implant abutments in the esthetic zone following biological width and esthetic criteria offers new perspectives in achieving optimal outcomes for patients. By understanding the unique challenges posed by implants and their connection to soft tissue and bone, dental professionals can explore various treatment options, including immediate or delayed implant placement, socket preservation, or soft or hard tissue augmentation. The ultimate goal is to achieve a natural-looking crown that seamlessly blends with the neighboring teeth in terms of aesthetics.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Are implants a suitable option for everyone in the aesthetic zone?

While implants can be a great option for many patients, not everyone is a suitable candidate, and a thorough evaluation by an experienced dental professional is necessary.

2. How long does the process of predesigning implant abutments usually take?

The duration of the process can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the case and the patient’s individual healing capabilities. However, it is essential to prioritize the quality of treatment over speed.

3. Do soft or hard tissue augmentations always guarantee a natural-looking crown?

While soft or hard tissue augmentations can significantly improve the aesthetics of the final crown, there are no guarantees. Each case is unique, and the success of the treatment depends on various factors, including the patient’s healing response.

4. What are the risks associated with immediate implant placement?

Immediate implant placement carries certain risks, such as potential implant failure or compromised aesthetics if the soft tissue does not respond as expected. These risks should be carefully evaluated before proceeding with this treatment option.

5. How can I maintain the longevity of an implant-supported crown in the esthetic zone?

To ensure the longevity of an implant-supported crown, it is crucial to maintain excellent oral hygiene practices, attend regular dental check-ups, and follow the dentist’s aftercare instructions. Additionally, avoiding behaviors such as teeth grinding or biting on hard objects can help preserve the crown.

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