PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today
PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today 5 (2008), No. 4     4. June 2009
PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today 5 (2008), No. 4  (04.06.2009)

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Peri-implant soft tissue preservation following immediate provisional restoration in the aesthetic zone: a clinical report
Trevisani Jr. Antonio / Campos, Edson / Filho, Flares Baratto / Nicolau, Gastao / Gapski, Ricardo
In the past few decades, there has been an increase in public awareness about overall beauty and a pleasant smile. As a consequence, a harmonious gingival profile has gained extreme importance in the overall success of the implant restoration. This article presents a technique and case of an immediate implantation and provisionalisation to maintain pre-implant soft tissue profiles. More importantly, the surgical treatment plan for aesthetic cases, including indications and contraindications, is also outlined.

Keywords: aesthetics, implants, papillae, provisional