Reconstruction of Disharmonious Upper Anterior Dentition by Implant Supported Fixed Prosthesis

임플란트 지지 고정성 보철물로 상악 전치부를 수복한 증례

  • Oh, Sang-Chun (Department of prosthodontics, Sanbon Dental Hospital, College of dentistry, Wonkwang university) ;
  • Chee, Young-Deok (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sanbon Dental Hospital, College of dentistry, Wonkwang university)
  • 오상천 (원광대학교 치과대학 보철학교실) ;
  • 지영덕 (원광대학교 구강악안면외과학교실)
  • Received : 2008.04.21
  • Accepted : 2008.06.25
  • Published : 2008.06.30

Abstract

Modern dental reconstructions do not only aim at restoring the patient's mastication, but rather at improving general well-being and quality of life, especially in terms of esthetics. The media, the internet, advertising, and many other facts of society contribute to an increased cosmetic awareness. A 35-year-old male patient presented with as follows: 1) the porcelain fracture of ceramo-metal restoration on #11 and #23, 2) the inclination of incisal plane to horizontal reference plane, 3) the dental midline deviation to facial midline, and 4) the lack of symmetry on upper anterior dentition. The patient requested an aesthetic improvement using fixed prosthodontics including implant-supported restorations. In the upper anterior region, one of the goals of the conventional as well as implant prosthesis is to achieve restorations with the dental attractiveness and beauty in the respect of dental, dentofacial, and facial compositions. This case report presents geometrically improvement of dental esthetics using conventional and implant prosthesis with soft and hard tissue augmentation.

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