Management considerations of dental implants at the aesthetic zone


  • Gerardo Becerra-Santos Universidad de Antioquia
  • Óscar Miguel Ramón-Morales Universidad de Antioquia



Implants, Esthetics, Implant position, Periodontal biotype


Adequate osseointegration of an implant is not always sufficient to obtain success; implants placed in inadequate positions end up with unaesthetic restorations that do not provide satisfaction to the professional or the patient. The placement of an esthetic restoration over an implant depends not only on the appropriate placement of the implant but also on the proper reconstruction of the gingival architecture in harmony with the facial and labial component. Therapy with implants has demonstrated to be an effective treatment for the replacement of tooth structures. It seems to be a simple treatment, although in order to obtain good results, the restoration must have a harmonious balance between function, esthetics and biological principles. This philosophy has generated the concept of “prosthetic guided implants”, in which the implants are placed in relation to the final restoration rather that the availability of bone for the implant.

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Author Biographies

Gerardo Becerra-Santos, Universidad de Antioquia

Odontólogo, Especialista en odontología Integral del Adulto. Universidad de Antioquia. Profesor Asociado pre y posgrado Facultad de odontología, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia

Óscar Miguel Ramón-Morales, Universidad de Antioquia

odontólogo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Especialista en Pedagogía audiovisual, Universidad El Bosque. Especialista en Odontología Integral del Adulto, Universidad de Antioquia. Profesor Asistetente pre- y posgrado Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.



How to Cite

Becerra-Santos, G., & Ramón-Morales, Óscar M. (2009). Management considerations of dental implants at the aesthetic zone. Revista Facultad De Odontología Universidad De Antioquia, 20(2), 191–204.

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