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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 14 (1999), No. 6     15. Dec. 1999
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 14 (1999), No. 6  (15.12.1999)

Page 849-852

Bone Condensing in the Placement of Endosteal Palatal Implants: A Case Report
Abels, Norbert / Schiel, Harald J. / Hery-Langer, Gabriele / Neugebauer, Jörg / Engel, Michael
Bone condensing as a technique to prepare an implant site is demonstrated on a patient who was to undergo orthodontic treatment utilizing a palatal implant as an anchor. Based on the anatomic constraints of the palate and the desire to load the implant as axially as possible, adapted instrumentation for bone condensing is presented. Bone condensing for preparation of the implant site in soft maxillary bone avoids the risk of heat generation, and palatal implants can be placed precisely with primary stability.

Keywords: bone condensing, orthodontic anchorage, osteotome technique, palatal implant