Edition V06N03 | Year 2012 | Editorial Caso Clínico | Pages 105 to 110
Dental agenesis is a genetic abnormality characterized by total absence of one or more teeth. It affects about 6% of the population, affects preferably the second mandibular premolar and represents a challenge for rehabilitation because it leads to functional and esthetic problems. Currently, dental implants play a prominent role in rehabilitation, and the SLActive® implants stand out because they accelerate osseointegration, shorten it to 21 days, and ensure better quality of new bone around the implant. With high rates of success even when immediate or early loading is used, these implants have revolutionized modern Implantology. This report describes a case of dental agenesis of the second mandibular premolar treated using a SLActive® implant and a final prosthetic crown installed on the fifth postoperative week.