A 34-year-old female presented with a failing implant in the esthetic zone. The implant was removed, and the site was reconstructed with guided bone regeneration and a pedicle connective tissue graft. Esthetic crown lengthening was performed on the adjacent teeth to create a harmonious gingival symmetry. Full ceramic crowns were placed on all teeth, including an implant-supported fixed partial denture. Follow-ups at 3, 6, and 12 months showed proper healing with healthy soft tissues and correct bilateral gingival symmetry. The pink and white esthetic scores improved from 8.7 pre-operatively to 19.2 post-final restorations. The patient was pleased with the esthetic outcome.
Kinaia, Bassam M. DDS, MS, DICOI; Kinaia, Mirranda BS; Gala, Roksolana DDS, MS; Turows, Ashleigh DDS, MS; and Neely, Anthony L. DDS, MDentSc, PhD
"Management of a Failing Implant Using Guided Bone Regeneration and Esthetic Crown Lengthening in the Esthetic Zone; A Case Report,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 105:
10, Article 5.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol105/iss10/5