Dr. Avinash Bidra

UCONN School of Dental Medicine, Meriden, CT, United States

Clinical case description:

Successful implant placement and horizontal augmentation for bilateral congenitally missing maxillary incisors.

This case shows a lack of ridge contour but the CBCT revealed existence of adequate width for placement of narrow diameter implants with additional bone grafting and contour augmentation. The treatment goals were to preserve the existing soft-tissue architecture, especially the inter-dental papilla, mesial and distal to the lateral incisors, to improve the facial contour at the lateral incisor sites by bone grafting with a low substitution biomaterial, and harmonize esthetics and function with optimal implant-supported restorations.