Edition V08N01 | Year 2014 | Editorial Caso Clínico | Pages 52 to 59
Abstract / Introduction: Improvements in oral rehabilitation techniques allow esthetically demanding treatments to yield better and more predictable results.
Methods: This paper reports a case of root fracture of tooth #11 treated by means of reverse planning comprising the following steps: tooth extraction, immediate implant placement associated with guided bone regeneration and immediate temporary crown placement. Due to its biomechanical stability and bacterial sealing properties, a Morse taper connection implant was used to reduce peri-implant bone resorption, preserve periodontal tissue health and yield highly satisfactory esthetic results. The temporary tooth had been previously fabricated in accordance with the symmetry of adjacent teeth, lips and gingival tissue, which resulted in a pleasant smile.
Conclusion: It is reasonable to conclude that establishing an appropriate three-dimensional positioning of implants is not enough for Implantodontics. It requires that an appropriate planning be associated with an efficient connection so as to place an implant in accordance with patient’s periodontal biotype, thus predicting a satisfactory emergence profile, in addition to recovering patient’s esthetics, function and speech.