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Volume 26 , Issue 2
March/April 2011

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Prosthetic Management of Minor Soft Tissue Discrepancy Due to Facially Placed Implants: A Report of Two Cases

Cyril I. Evian, BDS, HDD, DMD/Jonathan A. Waasdorp, DMD, MS/Martine Mandracchia, DMD/David Garber, DMD4/Edwin S. Rosenberg, BDS, HDD, DMD

PMID: 21483873

The facial soft tissue form of dental implants is influenced by a variety of biologic, surgical, and restorative factors. Implants and/or restorative components that are positioned facially present a challenge to created ideal facial soft tissue contours. The following case reports display how modification of the restorative components, namely, abutment and crown, will influence the soft tissue height and contour when minor tissue discrepancies exist due to nonideal implant placement. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2011;26:e15-e18

Key words: abutment, dental implant, malposed, recession, soft tissue form

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