Aesthetic implants in the young patient
Young patients often present requesting implants as a result of trauma and hypodontia.
The management of young patients after trauma, from initial palliative care through grafting, implant placement, temporization and final restoration brings together a host of diagnostic, hard tissue surgical, soft tissue surgical and aesthetic skills.
Missing upper lateral incisors can represent the most challenging cases. A close liaison with the orthodontist, thin tissue biotypes and the timing of implant placements are some of the issues to be faced when placing implants in patients with hypodontia.
A series of case studies will highlight some of these issues.
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