Candidates and requirements for single tooth implant prostheses.

Balshi TJ.

Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 1994 Aug;14(4):316-31.

Successful prosthodontic treatment begins with an accurate diagnosis and thorough and comprehensive treatment planning. Osseointegration is an integral part of prosthodontic treatment planning. When use of the single tooth implant is anticipated, there are several procedure objectives that should be considered: elimination of pathosis; attainment of ideal fixture alignment and stability; protection of teh adjacent teeth; preservation or augmentation of the alveolar ridge; attainment of primary closure; and avoidance of mucosal pressure. Esthetic and biologic complications are discussed.

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