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Special Issues
September 2010
Volume 3, Issue 0

Single-Tooth Restoration on a Dental Implant

The most effective and esthetic single-tooth restoration on a dental implant—NobelProcera solutions incorporate the latest technological advances to address the full spectrum of clinician and patient needs.

For the clinician, the NobelProcera implant-supported restorations satisfy the requirements for high quality and versatility. The materials are safe and reliable with proven long-term functionality and outstanding strength. The comprehensive NobelProcera portfolio is easily integrated into a practice—accommodating various treatment processes and conventional preparation techniques, while offering compatibility with other implant brands.

From the patient’s perspective, the breadth and versatility of these solutions offers a full range of affordable options—all of which provide excellent esthetic outcomes, natural function, and long-term success.

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Key Take-Aways

  • Nobel Biocare implants, abutments, and crowns provide the ideal complete restoration for a single tooth
  • Aligned products and procedures for best results
  • Best practice (and most popular) solutions for all indications—posterior and anterior, functional and esthetic
  • Accommodates various treatment concepts and processes, including immediate placement, flapless, and mini-flap


Case Study: Dental Implant – Anterior

Robert M. Bentz, DMD, FACP
East Norriton, Pennsylvania

Immediate Implant Placement and Provisionalization of a Single Anterior Tooth
The patient was a 47-year-old building contractor with crowns on both his central maxillary incisors. He experienced a traumatic injury that fractured the left crown at the gum line. As he had no other facial lacerations, he presented for dental treatment immediately after the accident. His medical and dental histories were otherwise unremarkable. The patient chose to have the tooth extracted, followed by immediate implant placement and temporization.

A traumatic injury fractured the patient’s crowned left central maxillary incisor at the gum line. A radiograph of the damaged tooth showed that the tooth root was also fractured, with stress cracks traversing down along it.
Immediately after extraction of the incisor, a NobelReplace Select Tapered Groovy Implant was placed and tightened to at least 45 Ncm, exhibiting excellent primary stability. NobelProcera zirconia abutment and all-ceramic crown, 1 month after placement. Excellent healing of the soft tissue around the abutment demonstrated the biocompatibility of the zirconia.

Case Study: Dental Implant – Posterior

Peter K. Moy, DMD
Los Angeles, CaliforniaBaldwin W. Marchack, DDS, MBA, FAGD, FICD, FACD
Pasadena, California

NobelReplace, Snappy Abutment, and NobelProcera Crown Zirconia in the Posterior
A 60-year-old man presented with a 10-mm pocket on the distal aspect of his left mandibular molar. A nonsmoker, he had no positive medical history relevant to his dental treatment. Clinical examination along with radiographic evaluation confirmed that the root canal filling had failed, and the tooth had fractured. The patient elected for implant treatment, to be delivered in a staged approach, with immediate temporization.

Presurgical radiograph. A surgical template was created to guide the placement of a NobelReplace implant. A transmucosal healing abutment was placed immediately. A Removal of the healing abutment revealed 2 mm of tissue above the implant with a flat tissue architecture, which is an ideal indication for the Snappy Abutment.
1-mm tall Snappy Abutment was seated on the implant, and the screw was engaged to a torque of 35 Ncm. The radiograph confirmed proper seating. Using an off-the-shelf abutment replica, the laboratory fabricated a definitive NobelProcera Crown Zirconia, which was secured with resin-reinforced glass-ionomer cement.

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