Healthcare globally is trending toward minimally invasive procedures that deliver better outcomes while meeting patient expectations. Implant dentistry procedures, techniques, and materials coincide with this approach. These results are possible through the synergism of comprehensive treatment planning cone-beam computerized tomography (CBCT) imaging, guided surgery, and newer prosthetic approaches.

In-depth knowledge is necessary to comprehend the response of surgical and prosthetic procedures. Challenges exist in achieving optimal gingival esthetics around single anterior implants in addition to maintaining the results over time. An adequate pre-existing soft-tissue architecture at the intended implant sight and proper adjacent gingival tissue contours are essential for a positive outcome. Clinical research reveals high success rates when a period of stress-free undisturbed healing is permitted. There is also less bone loss with the immediate placement of implants versus delayed placement. Andersen et al found in some cases of immediate implant placement there was an...

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