Successful replacement of the lost teeth by means of tissue-integrated implants represents a major advance in dentistry. The bone quality and quantity available in the anterior maxilla is often variable, and commonly, there is a deficiency of bone volume. Dentoalveolar defects resulting in the loss of the maxillary anterior alveolar ridge is generally a challenge for clinicians. The aim of this clinical report is to describe the prosthetic management of a maxillary anterior alveolar defect with an implant-retained fixed prosthesis. The esthetic and functional requirements of the patient were fulfilled.
Keywords: Autogenous bone grafting, Dentoalveolar defects, Fixed prosthesis, Implant, Rehabilitation.
How to cite this article: Varghese NM, Harshakumar K, Joy PT. A Novel Technique for the Management of a Maxillary Anterior Alveolar Defect with an Implant-retained Fixed Prosthesis: A Clinical Report. Int J Oral Implantol Clin Res 2016;7(1):20-23.
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