Not every situation demands a sparkly white tooth as the end result! For this 85 year old patient, a restoration that fit in with his natural dentition was desired. Again, careful communication between the surgeon, restorative dentist and the lab technician allows for a tooth that blends well with the adjacent teeth.
Careful pre-surgical planning should be used to ensure that implants are placed in an optimum position for esthetics and for the implant to support the loads required for normal chewing function. Correct angulation and positioning also make it easier to keep the gum tissue around the implants clean over time.