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Before and After 2019: Missing Tooth Replacement on Lateral Incisors (Part 1)

A Caucasian female patient in her 20s was introduced to me upon completion of extensive orthodontic treatment to create enough space to replace the missing laterals. It has been a long journey for the patient to get to the point having the implants on the laterals and hoping to achieve the smile that she never thought was possible.   There were a few technical challenges that I encountered: the angulation of the screw channels colour matching with the surrounding natural dentition.   1: Today, close to 100% of my implant restorations are requested as screw-retained rather than cement-retained. When the angulation of the implants are not ideal, then my primary choice is to use dynamic abutment – an alternative to the genuine Ti interface...

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