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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Restoration using gingiva-colored ceramic and a ridge lap pontic with circumferential pressure: A clinical report

  • Tae Hyung Kim
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    Corresponding author: Dr Tae Hyung Kim, University of Southern California, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, 925 W 34th St Los Angeles, CA 90089-0641, Fax: 213-740-1524
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    Assistant Professor, Division of Restorative Science, Chair of Removable Section, University of Southern California, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Los Angeles, Calif
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  • Domenico Cascione
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    Adjunct Faculty Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Restorative Science, University of Southern California, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Los Angeles, Calif
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  • Alena Knezevic
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    Research Associate, University of Southern California, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC; Assistant Professor, Department of Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
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  • Hessam Nowzari
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    Professor, Clinical Dentistry, and Director, Advanced Periodontics, University of Southern California, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Los Angeles, Calif
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      Achieving an optimal esthetic result when replacing missing teeth with implant-supported restorations in the esthetic zone is a demanding surgical and restorative challenge. This clinical report describes the use of a cantilevered, cemented, implant-supported restoration with gingiva-colored ceramics and a circumferential pressure-ridge lap pontic to replace 2 incisors and the adjacent tissue.
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