Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of Missing Molar using Friction Fit Zirconia Crown Over Dual One Piece Implants-Clinical Report and I Year Follow Up
Professor, Department of Prosthodontics & Implantology, Ragas Dental College &Hospital, Chennai, India
Received Date: January 14, 2021; Published Date: February 02, 2021
The present patient report describes a missing mandibular molar rehabilitated by two one piece narrow diameter dental implants. Although the gold standard treatment is to place a regular diameter implant, unfortunately due to horizontal bone resorption, this option is not possible without lateral bone augmentation. In this situation narrow diameter implants are a viable alternative. immediate provisional crown is provided after implant placement and three months latter, replaced with partially transparent monolithic friction frit cement free zirconia crown. Follow up til the end of one year revealed healthy hard and soft tissues around implants.
Keywords: Alveolar bone loss; Dental implants; Immediate dental implant loading; Single tooth dental implants; Friction; Alveolar ridge augmentation