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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 31 (2016), No. 1     22. Jan. 2016
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 31 (2016), No. 1  (22.01.2016)

Page 191-194, doi:10.11607/jomi.2588, PubMed:26800178

Immediate Implant Placement After Removal of Maxillary Impacted Canine Teeth: A Technical Note
Demarosi, Federica / Varoni, Elena / Rimondini, Lia / Carrassi, Antonio / Leghissa, Giulio Cesare
Impacted maxillary canine teeth commonly occur in the general population. The traditional therapeutic approach comprises fenestration and orthodontic traction; however, if traction is not feasible or the patient refuses orthodontic treatment, an alternative solution is to remove the impacted tooth and immediately place an implant. This technical note describes a novel surgical approach to rehabilitation after impacted canine tooth removal, entailing immediate placement of a long implant in combination with regenerative materials and a barrier. Of note, this procedure preserves the apical ridge bone crest, allowing implant anchorage and primary stability to be achieved.

Keywords: immediate dental implants, impacted tooth, oral surgery