Placement of Dental Implant in a Knife Edge Ridge in Anterior Aesthetic Zone 2376-2377
Dr. Md. Nazish Alam,
Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology, Shree Balaji Dental College and Hospital,
Velacherry Main Road Pallikarnai,Chennai 600100, India.
Phone: 9884325366, E-mail: email@example.com
Dental implants are established alternatives for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are artificial tooth root, positioned in the jaw bone, in order to sustain the replacement tooth or bridge. Recent advance in dental implant technology has made it more convenient, efficient and affordable for patients. In the anterior maxilla, esthetic demands not only require well-anchored implants but also sufficient soft and hard tissue in order to achieve natural looking result. Augmentation of the resorbed alveolar crest can be achieved, for example, with onlay bone grafts, membrane techniques, bone distraction and bone splitting. This report highlights the placement of implants in compromised alveolar ridges with good results. Implant was successfully restored and follow-up done for one year.