Consensus Statements and Recommended Clinical Procedures Regarding Esthetics in Implant Dentistry
Urs Belser, Daniel Buser, Frank Higginbottom
The group was asked to come to a consensus position related to the esthetic dimension of implant dentistry in the anterior maxilla, based on its discussion of and subsequent deliberation on 3 previously written position papers regarding the following fields: (1) outcome analysis of implant restorations located in the anterior maxilla; (2) anatomical and surgical considerations of implant therapy in the anterior maxilla; and (3) practical prosthodontic procedures related to anterior maxillary fixed implant restorations. These reports were critically reviewed and thoroughly discussed within the group, leading to a first draft of consensus statements. These were subsequently presented during a plenary session that included the members of the other 3 consensus groups. After their respective input, the statements were refined and then presented again to the plenary session for final approval.