The purpose of this study was to analyze the importance of the implantary site anatomy over the esthetical success of the metal ceramic implant retained bridges. The study evaluates the mode in which the anatomy of the implant site influences the aesthetic success rate of the metal ceramic implant retained bridges, especially when the edentulous case is in the anterior area of the arcade, an area that is exposed to the direct eye view during functions or during the smile. Material and method For this study we investigated 25 patients, men
and women (15 women and 10 men), aged from 25 to 58 years old, that received Biolock (Nobel Biocare) implants, with 3.75-5.5mm in diameter and 11-15mm in length, placed in the anterior and posterior area. After 3 to 6 month after the implant placement we made the prosthetic treatment with metal ceramic fixed implant retained bridges. There was a extreme clinical and paraclinical evaluation. Results and discussions The implant site anatomy evaluation assumes the analysis of three main factors: the height of the alveolar bridge, the width of the alveolar bridge and the morphology of the neighboring teeth. The study evaluated the importance of the clinical and paraclinical evaluation of the implant site anatomy to determine the optimum prosthetic therapy methods so that it can be a aesthetic success. Conclusions The study evaluated the importance of the clinical and paraclinical evaluation of the implant site anatomy to determine the optimum prosthetic therapy methods so that it can be a aesthetic success.
- ANATOMIC SITE
- METAL CERAMIC IMPLANT RETAINED BRIDGES