Esthetic therapy with standard and scalloped implant designs: the five biologic elements for success.

Abstract

The field of implant dentistry has grown significantly in recent years. Balancing natural-looking esthetics with long-term function, however, remains a challenging task. The main focus of implant dentistry is on improving the survival rate, simplifying the treatment, improving the esthetic outcome, and reducing the treatment time. Developing a natural contour and anatomically dimensioned soft-tissue margin is critical to attaining an esthetic implant restoration. This article discusses the five elements to achieve natural implant esthetics: bone foundation, implant design and placement, soft-tissue profile, prosthetic tissue support, and ceramic art design.

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@article{Jovanovic2005EstheticTW, title={Esthetic therapy with standard and scalloped implant designs: the five biologic elements for success.}, author={Sascha Aleksandear Jovanovic}, journal={Journal of the California Dental Association}, year={2005}, volume={33 11}, pages={873-80} }