Cosmetic Related Dental Implant Complications
The upper six front teeth in an individual’s mouth are known as the Aesthetic Zone. These teeth, and often the gums surrounding them, are visible when a person smiles. If the teeth are out of proportion or out of alignment, they will lack the cosmetic harmony that’s the cornerstone of a beautiful smile.
While there are a number of factors that will cause the appearance of a tooth on top of an implant to look less than ideal, the angle and position of the underlying implant is usually the primary culprit. The surgical placement of an implant must be done precisely with both aesthetics and bone strength in mind. If placed too close to an adjacent tooth or implant, or if placed too close to the front edge of the bone, the gums and bone may dissolve or recede resulting in cosmetic failures such as the metal showing at the top of the implant or discoloration of the gums.
Patients from across the country and around the world come to New York City to be treated by the SDNY team of prosthodontists, implant surgeons, periodontists, orthodontists, and world class laboratory technicians. Working collaboratively we have been extraordinarily successful in treating the most challenging dental problems and correcting some of the most difficult cosmetic defects.