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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
November 2008
Volume 39 , Issue 10

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Updated implant-retained restorative solutions in patients with hypodontia

Stefan Holst, DMD, PhD/Hans Geiselhöringer, CDT, MDT/Emeka Nkenke, DDS, MD, PhD/Markus Bernhard Blatz, DMD, PhD/ Alexandra Ioana Holst, DMD

PMID: 19093055

Hypodontia is often found during orthodontic screening and occurs with a prevalence of between 5% and 10%. One or more congenitally missing permanent teeth is a clinical finding that affects both male and female patients. Although maintaining deciduous teeth is an option in a few cases, the majority of patients with agenesis of teeth require extraction and orthodontic space closure or restorative treatment. Depending on the number and location of missing teeth, implant-supported fixed single-tooth restorations provide excellent long-term results. Choosing appropriate treatment techniques and materials will result in long-term clinical function, stability, and esthetic success. (Quintessence Int 2008; 39:797–802)

Key words: all ceramic, biocompatibility, hypodontia, shaded zirconia, soft tissue stability

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