The challenge of the surgical approach in the rehabilitation of an anterior sector unitary implant in a case of high aesthetic requirements; case report

  1. Juan Francisco Peña Cardelles 1
  2. Ramón Asensio Acevedo
  3. Daniel Ortega Concepción
  4. Jesus Moreno-Perez
  5. Daniel Robles Cantero
  6. Iván García Guerrero
  7. Rafael Gómez de Diego
  1. 1 Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

    Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

    Madrid, España


Científica dental: Revista científica de formación continuada

ISSN: 1697-6398 1697-641X

Year of publication: 2021

Volume: 18

Issue: 6

Pages: 19-31

Type: Article

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Objective: Provide a detailed description of the current evidence-based clinical approach to a post-extraction implant with immediate loading and provisionalisation. Clinical case: A 32-year-old female patient who attended for a possible root fracture of the upper left central incisor (ULCI), accompanied by a periodontal abscess at the bottom of the vestibule of the same tooth. A clinical and radiological examination established that the prognosis of the ULCI was unfavourable for conservative treatment. After evaluating the clinical features of the case, the treatment plan to extract the ULCI followed immediately by an osseointegrated implant (OII) and loading of a provisional prosthesis on the implant. Conclusions: Rehabilitation on implants in situations of tooth loss in the aesthetic anterior sector, especially in young patients, requires a multidisciplinary treatment plan to extract the tooth and insert an OII in the correct 3-dimensional position. Various aspects need to be taken into account for this, particularly the residual remaining bone, the position of the gingival margin and preservation and conditioning of the peri-implant hard and soft tissues by means of grafts and proper handling of provisional prosthesis, until an ideal emergence profile and gingival contour is achieved before the final crown.