Replacement of missing maxillary canines with dental implants: prosthesis design considerations.

Avishai Sadan, Markus B. Blatz, Douglas N. Dederich, Mike Bellerino

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Replacing a missing canine with a dental implant is the optimal treatment plan. The strategic roles canines play in maintaining normal function and the high visibility of these teeth, especially in the maxilla, require a restoration that provides uncompromised function and aesthetics. Eliminating lateral forces on the implant can minimize implant complications, but in young patients (ie, with steep canine guidance) achieving such a goal presents a restorative challenge. This article discusses several considerations (ie, ease of maintenance, retrievability) that will affect the design of the definitive restoration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-630; quiz 632
JournalPractical procedures & aesthetic dentistry : PPAD
Issue number9
StatePublished - Oct 2004


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  • Medicine(all)

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