Vertical eruption of anterior maxillary teeth adjacent to single-implant–supported crowns: An assessment after a 3-year follow-up period

J.G. Wittneben, K. Igarashi, U. Brägger, B. Daniel, M. Schimmel, D. Wismeijer

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Abstract

© 2020 Editorial Council for the Journal of Prosthetic DentistryStatement of problem: Vertical eruption of teeth adjacent to an implant has been reported clinically and might affect the esthetic outcome over time. The prevalence of the problem is unclear. Purpose: The purpose of this prospective clinical trial was to evaluate the vertical eruption of anterior maxillary teeth adjacent to single-implant crowns after a 3-year follow-up period. Material and methods: Thirty single dental implants were inserted in maxillary anterior sites including the first premolar. The mean age of the participants at implant-supported crown insertion was 48.4 years (range 23 to 79 years). Each implant was restored with a 1-piece screw-retained ceramic single crown. The vertical changes of 60 adjacent anterior maxillary teeth were evaluated from periapical radiographs and casts at baseline, 6, 12, and 36 months. Results: A global ANOVA test showed statistically significant differences for the outcomes of the distance-implant platform and cement-enamel junction (DPC) (P<.001), crown length distal (P=.021) and mesial (P=.035), implant crown length (P=.022), and incisal edge to edge (P<.001). Conclusions: Continuous vertical tooth eruption next to a single dental implant was observed in adult participants.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
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Publication statusPublished - 2021

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