An aesthetic area can be defined as any area to be restored that in visible in a patient’s smile. An aesthetic implant restoration should resemble a natural tooth in every aspect; reaching the goal of a perfect aesthetical outcome of an implant restoration may represent a very hard challenge to any dentist.
Along the years the paradigms of the treatment have shifted from the bone guided implantology to the more correct prostetic driven implantology. In the same way, also the guided bone regenation should choose the best approach in order to maximize the aesthetical outcome of the therapy.
For this reasons, nowadays, approaching a treatment in an aesthetic site, it is more correct to speak about Prosthetic guided regeneration, including soft tissue management, instead of Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR). The lecture will illustrate different strategies of treatment, from surgical to the prosthetic phase, of several clinical cases in aesthetic areas where complex anatomical situations were found as well as the solutions adopted in the effort of maximizing the aesthetical outcome.
Each different approach will be presented and briefly discussed.