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International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry  (English Edition)



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Int J Esthet Dent 10 (2015), No. 3     15. July 2015
Int J Esthet Dent 10 (2015), No. 3  (15.07.2015)

Page 368-373, PubMed:26171441

Malpositioned implants in the anterior maxilla: a novel restorative approach to reestablish peri-implant tissue health and acceptable esthetics. Part I. Case presentation and treatment options
Moráguez, Osvaldo D. / Vailati, Francesca / Belser, Urs C.
This two-part case presentation describes the prosthetic challenge of managing complications after inadequate esthetic risk assessment, treatment planning, and implant positioning in the anterior maxilla. Here, the case report of a 50-year-old woman, referred after inappropriate execution of immediate implant placement, is presented. Different restorative treatment alternatives are proposed, excluding major surgical procedures. In the next part of the article, the advantages and shortcomings of the various prosthetic options will be discussed and the selected treatment revealed. The aim of this part of the article is to illustrate the importance of treatment planning, emphasizing that the correction of esthetic implant failures consistently leads to compromised results when compared to what could have been achieved first time round.