Esthetic outcome and tissue stability of maxillary anterior single-tooth implants following reconstruction with mandibular block grafts: a 5-year prospective study.

@article{Pieri2013EstheticOA,
  title={Esthetic outcome and tissue stability of maxillary anterior single-tooth implants following reconstruction with mandibular block grafts: a 5-year prospective study.},
  author={Francesco Pieri and Nicol{\'o} Nicoli Aldini and Claudio Marchetti and Giuseppe Corinaldesi},
  journal={The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={270-80}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the hard and soft tissue stability and esthetic outcomes of single-tooth implants placed in the anterior atrophic maxilla, following augmentation with mandibular block grafts covered with bovine hydroxyapatite and a resorbable collagen membrane, over a 5-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with a bony deficiency of ≥ 3 mm horizontally and ≤ 3 mm vertically were treated consecutively with reconstructive procedures and implant… CONTINUE READING