Prosthetically adverse implant position: an aesthetic surgical-prosthetic solution. Case report.

  • Andrés Chale-Yaringaño Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima. Perú.
  • Yuri Castro-Rodríguez Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima. Perú.
  • Sixto Grados-Pomarino Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima. Perú.


Clinical case of a 43-year-old female patient treated at the clinic of Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru, in 2015 for aesthetic problems in the activation of a unitary implant placed at a distal and vestibular direction from the ideal position. The clinical examination revealed the vestibularization of the implant at the level of the upper right central incisor with the healing abutment visible above the gingival line and high gingival smile. Connective tissue grafts and ovoid pontics were carried out in order to improve the characteristics of the peri-implant tissue. This clinical case evidenced an improvement of the soft tissue profile and patient satisfaction regarding her smile. The management of a vestibularized implant may be solved through the management of ovoid pontics and connective tissue grafts.


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How to Cite
CHALE-YARINGAÑO, Andrés; CASTRO-RODRÍGUEZ, Yuri; GRADOS-POMARINO, Sixto. Prosthetically adverse implant position: an aesthetic surgical-prosthetic solution. Case report.. Journal of Oral Research, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 8, p. 323-326, nov. 2018. ISSN 0719-2479. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 june 2024. doi:


Esthetics; dental implants; peri-implant tissue.