Fig. 1: Initial situation: Tooth 22 is discoloured as a result of endodontic treatment.
Fig. 2: Simulation of the desired result by means of a direct mock-up
Figs 3a and b: Soft tissue management with the help of the provisional restoration after the first connective tissue graft
Figs 4a to c: The result after the first soft tissue graft
Fig. 5: Second connective tissue graft
Figs 6a to d: After the surgical intervention, a metal-reinforced provisional was placed and the shape of the pontic area was progressively shaped from concave to convex during the following months.
Fig. 7: Try-in of the zirconia bridge framework
Figs 8a and b: Lab communication: Transfer of the basal shape of the pontic from the mouth to the model
Fig. 9: Lab communication: Gingiva contours, interproximal stains, the position of the buccal ridges, etc. were communicated by means of slide share software.
Fig. 10: The final restorations on the model. Bridge on teeth 12 to 21, veneer on tooth 22
Figs 11a to c: Cementation of the ceramic restorations
Figs 12a and b: Lateral view of the inclined final restorations
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