Today, most tooth replacement done in the aesthetic zone
using dental implants is with a delayed surgical protocol. Unfortunately, this
delay can result in loss of both soft and hard oral tissues during the healing
period, necessitating guide tissue regeneration or a bone grafting procedure
either prior to or at the time of implant placement.
If a delayed placement protocol is used or if grafting
procedures are ineffective, the prosthetic phase of implant dentistry must
restore the missing structures artistically and functionally to integrate with
the existing dental structures.
This presentation reviews a technique that provides for
prosthetic restoration of soft and hard tissues while enhancing the aesthetic
results of the replaced dentition through a unique removable implant prosthesis