D. Buser, U.C. Belser, D. Wismeijer
Over the past 15 years, implant dentistry has progressed faster than many other disciplines in dental medicine. Whereas osseointegration was the primary goal two decades ago, it is nowadays taken for granted and implants are expected to remain functional for decades.
The success of implant therapy is no longer judged mainly by the osseointegration of the implant. In recent years, esthetics has become an inseparable part of oral rehabilitation as patients not only expect implant-supported restorations to be functional long-term, but also to be esthetic, especially in regions o/>