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The gray zone around dental implants: keys to esthetic success

Single-implant restorations in the anterior maxilla have become a routine treatment. While customized tooth-colored prosthetic components have greatly improved clinical outcomes, esthetic success is not limited to the restorative result but must include soft-tissue aspects. A common esthetic shortcoming is the greyish appearance of the peri-implant soft tissues, which, however, are difficult to manipulate around dental implants. Influencing parameters for esthetic success and clinical guidelines to avoid the "grey zone" around dental implant restorations can be summarized and categorized into 5 key factors.
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