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Implant Supported Restorations in the Esthetic Zone (preview)

Dental reconstruction especially in the anterior region represents an esthetic challenge, not only because of the public perception of beauty is constantly changing but also because of constant changes in techniques and materials in the last 30 years. Osseointegrated single or multiple tooth restorations have high long-term success rates. Since the origin of the Brånemark protocols one important area of constant change and evolution is the anterior esthetic zone.

To concentrate on a detailed analysis and description of all the factors involved in delivering a predictable, functional and esthetic restoration in the anterior zone, and provide a step-by-step guide of what we consider relevant in the literature and in our own practice.


DANIEL E. PEREZ, D.D.S., is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Perez was born in San Jose, Costa Rica where he obtained his dental degree from the University of Costa Rica. He then worked as a General Dentist for a year, as well as with the University of Costa Rica as an instructor of the Oral Surgery Department where he won a scholarship to do his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He completed his residency at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Dr. Perez field of interests includes: trauma, facial reconstructive surgery, temporomandibular joint disorders, sleep apnea, and orthognathic surgery among others.

Last reviewed on: 09/01/2014 | Expire date: 08/31/2019