Share Page:

Volume 12 , Issue 5
September/October 1997

Pages 686-696

Immediate Labial Contour Restoration for Improved Esthetics: A Radiographic Study on Bone Splitting in Anterior Single-Tooth Replacement

de Wijs/Cune

PMID: 9337032

A bone-splitting technique used for anterior single-tooth replacement was evaluated in 54 patients and 68 sites. The cumulative rate of implant survival was 93.7% (SE 4.5%) after more than 4 years. The decrease in marginal bone height ranged from 0.8 to 1.3 mm. Some reaction of the bone levels around the adjacent teeth should be anticipated (.03 to 0.5 mm). It was concluded that the bone-splitting procedure is a safe and predictable technique when performed carefully on selected patients and with the proper instrumentation. The procedure seeks to reconstruct the labial contour of the alveolar process, which is a prerequisite for optimal and lasting implant esthetics.

Full Text PDF File | Order Article


Get Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe web site.
Follow the download directions on the Adobe web site to get your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.


© 2017 Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc JOMI Home
Current Issue
Ahead of Print
Author Guidelines
Accepted Manuscripts
Submission Form
Quintessence Home
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
About Us
Contact Us