Key factors  for  better  aesthetic outcomes of implant treatment?

Estatic ResultDental implants  are  attractive  to those  who  want   to return  functionality and  aesthetics  to the  mouth. Of course,  it  is  understandable  when an  aesthetic outcome plays more important role for the patient  than  the  other components of  treatment. Dental  specialists  understand the difficulty to  combine the beauty and health of teeth in one surgical procedure, and the  impossibility   to  achieve  aesthetics  without  a successful therapeutic effect.  The  aesthetic outcome can not be achieved  if there is a problem with  osseointegrated  implants  prosthetic attachments.

Therefore, speaking about the aesthetics of  dental  implants, it is important to understand that it requires special attention and professional skills  from dentists and  successful results from dental   implant procedure  in general.  What does the aesthetic result of  dental  implants depend on?  The obligatory conditions are the following:

–  Prosthetic material;

– design and construction of the prosthesis (crown);

– qualification of the orthopedic surgeon;

–  formation of  marginal gingiva around the  supragingival  part of an implant.

It is often  the patient who   makes  the choice of materials for  achieving  the aesthetic result, but  the  result itself  depends on the dentist, that is why  another aspect, affecting  aesthetics, is  mutual understanding.  It is  important for the patient  to obtain  the desired outcome  and  for the doctor  not to create additional difficulties.  They  need  a mutually beneficial compromise.

The  problem  of  aesthetics  is the most acute   in the frontal area, i.e. in the  smile zone.  Aesthetics of  both  the  gum  and  soft tissues surrounding  the implant must be achieved in this zone. The  surgeon must  correct  the deficit  of bone  volume  in case when  long-term  absence of teeth has caused severe atrophy.  The  most natural look of  the gum will be achieved if  the crown is placed  just below the level of the soft tissue which must  not  have any visible differences from the  tissue  around the adjacent teeth.

The procedure of  adjusting the level of the gums  with  the  classical dental implant technique   is performed in  the following stages.

1. The procedure of implant placement  with/without prior  bone augmentation.

2.  the procedure of  soft tissue  preparation is performed  in 1-2 months. The  special healing abutment (cap) is placed on the implant, which creates the conditions to  the gums around the implant to  heal  and  look  naturally.

The specialists  of the company Bio3 Implants  remind  that  there some difficulties in achieving aesthetic result  with  non-classic dental  implant techniques, for example, basal implantation. The fact is  that  basal implants  are placed  in cases when it is impossible to increase  bone volume, that means  that  patients who receive basal implant therapy often  have  insufficient soft tissue volume. This will affect the appearance of the  gums  that may need  additional adjusting. In this case the  prosthesis with  plastic gum portion is required, which  helps to achieve aesthetics  of the  gum and natural appearance of the  soft tissues  without additional surgical intervention.

Flap surgery is performed  if  it is absolutely necessary and  the patient agrees to this procedure. The procedure aims to adjust the level of the gum tissue around the implant.