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Volume 31 , Issue 1
January/February 2016

Pages 191194

Immediate Implant Placement After Removal of Maxillary Impacted Canine Teeth: A Technical Note

Federica Demarosi, MD, DDS, PhD/Elena Varoni, DDS, PhD/Lia Rimondini, MD/Antonio Carrassi, MD/Giulio Cesare Leghissa, MD

PMID: 26800178
DOI: 10.11607/jomi.2588

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.

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