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A maxillary fixed bridge supported by dental implants: treatment sequence and soft-tissue considerations.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Compendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)
Publication Date
Volume
33
Issue
5
Pages
340–344
Identifiers
PMID: 22616216
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Reconstruction of a patient's maxillary arch with dental implants is a multi-step process that includes esthetics, phonetics, lip support, bone support, occlusion, medical and dental history, and patient values. This clinical report details the step-by-step process--with a rationale for each step--for one patient who elected to reconstruct a maxillary arch with an implant-supported fixed prosthesis. Diagnosis, treatment planning, and appointment sequence are described, as is the importance of establishing soft-tissue outcomes that enable the patient to properly clean the area.

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