Int J Esthet Dent 12 (2017), No. 3 4. Aug. 2017
Int J Esthet Dent 12 (2017), No. 3 (04.08.2017)
Page 324-335, PubMed:28717791
Residual root preparation for socket-shield procedures: a facial window approach
Roe, Phillip / Kan, Joseph Y. K. / Rungcharassaeng, Kitichai
Two common complications that occur following immediate implant placement and provisionalization procedures in the anterior maxilla are changes to the facial periimplant soft tissue levels and the facial contours. To counteract these changes, different techniques and treatments have been recommended. The recently introduced socket-shield technique (SST) appears to be a viable treatment option for stabilizing the facial osseous and gingival architecture; however, preparation of the root fragment can present challenges. This article describes a surgical approach designed to facilitate preparation of the facial root fragment.