Multidisciplinary management of a young female with infraoccluded dental implants: a case report

Luca Gobbato, Gianluca Paniz, Fabio Mazzocco, Chin Wei Wang

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OBJECTIVE: Placement of a dental implant during early adolescence may result in an unesthetic outcome or even loss of function. The presented case describes the treatment of infraoccluded dental implants and the esthetic complications for a young adult female who had received two dental implants in the canine positions when she was 16 years old. Clinical considerations: After examination and diagnosis, a multidisciplinary approach was implemented, including the removal of one infraoccluded implant, followed by hard and soft tissue reconstruction prior to implant replacement into an ideal three-dimensional position. On the contralateral side, a subepithelial connective tissue graft was performed, in conjunction with the modification of the emergence profile of the abutment and definitive crown. The anterior sextant was treated as a comprehensive esthetic rehabilitation that involved two additional laminate veneers and two all-ceramic crowns.

CONCLUSIONS: This multidisciplinary approach successfully managed the complication that resulted from infraoccluded dental implants. The final esthetic outcome satisfied the patient's chief complaint, and was documented to be stable at the 1-year follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-173
Number of pages12
JournalThe international journal of esthetic dentistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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