The replacement of missing teeth with implants is nowadays a well established treatment option. Implants can be placed in both anterior and posterior regions, with a very high success rate. In addition to the long experience of the surgical team, a very precise and individual treatment plan will always precede any decision or intervention in order to favour the best aesthetic and biological treatment outcome.
Implant success is largely influenced by the balance between functional load and contact surface between bone and implant. If the amount of bone is insufficient in either width or height, bone regeneration could be necessary to make the replacement of missing teeth by implants possible. Different bone regenerative procedures can be proposed, according to the specific site conditions. Synthetic or allograph materials can also be used in addition to the patient’s natural tissue to augment the quantity of regenerated bone.
Soft tissue augmentation
A good quality and amount of tissue around implants or pontic sites (where a tooth is missing) is important for an optimal biological and aesthetic result. Different soft tissue surgical procedures exist to solve these problems, which are routinely performed in our clinic.