Esthetic and Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Maxillary Lateral Incisor: A Case Report

Authors

  • Neetha J Shetty
  • Sweta Pradhan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i3.18296

Keywords:

1. Atraumatic Extraction; 2. Immediate Implants; 3. Maxillary lateral incisor.

Abstract

Introduction: The maxillary anterior region poses the highest number of aesthetic challenges in implant dentistry
as any tooth loss in the region leads to bone resorption and collapse of gingival architecture leaving inadequate
bone for implant placement. However, immediate implant placement and provisionalization has been a viable
option for replacing failing maxillary anterior teeth as it preserves the vertical existing osseous and gingival
architecture. A proper case selection guided by an appropriate step-by-step treatment plan can ensure the success
of any immediate implant placement.
Case Summary: This case report describes atraumatic extraction of a fractured right maxillary lateral incisor,
followed by immediate placement of a dental implant in the prepared socket. Implant was successfully loaded and
was functional during 24 months follow up period. The patient exhibited no clinical or radiologic complications
post operatively. Recall visits exhibited patient’s high-level confidence of smile with optimum satisfaction and
successful aesthetic outcome.
Conclusion: Immediate implant placement into fresh extraction socket reduces the treatment time, cost, preserves
the gingival aesthetic and increases the comfort of the patient.

Author Biographies

Neetha J Shetty

Professor and HOD, Department of Periodontics, Manipal college of Dental Sciences,Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Mangalore, Karnataka.

Sweta Pradhan

Postgraduate, Department of Periodontics, Manipal college of Dental Sciences,Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Mangalore, Karnataka.

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Published

2022-07-04

How to Cite

Neetha J Shetty, & Sweta Pradhan. (2022). Esthetic and Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Maxillary Lateral Incisor: A Case Report. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(3), 270–274. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i3.18296