Despite the patient’s limited gap widths and adverse interradicular spacing, two Straumann small-diameter Bone Level Tapered implants were used as the basis for restoring the lateral incisors.
When indicated, small-diameter implants will not only allow for more bone volume around the implant, but will also provide enough space for the prosthetic materials, facilitating an esthetic result.
In the case presented, use of a monotype-style implant along with a virtual planning workflow system resulted in a natural-looking, metal-free provisional restoration.
Straumann® PURE ceramic implants are showing excellent initial data, and the timeframe of the data is enough to provide a level of comfort to conscientious clinicians.
In a complex case, the use of bone-level tapered implants, which offer good initial stability, enabled utilization of immediate extraction sites while avoiding anatomic structures.