Immediate Loading of an Implant Following Implant Site Development Using Forced Eruption: A Case Report
Young-Seok Park, DDS, MSD/Ki-Young Yi, DDS/Seong-Cheol Moon, DDS, MSD, PhD/Young-Chul Jung, DDS, MSD, PhD
In restoring periodontally involved hopeless teeth, implant treatment has been widely used with combinations of various grafting techniques or guided bone regeneration. Instead of traditional surgical procedures, forced tooth eruption may be used successfully for implant site development. In this case, the authors orthodontically erupted a hopeless central incisor with an angular bony defect. Subsequently, they placed an implant immediately after tooth extraction and immediately loaded it with a temporary resin restoration.
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2005;20:621–626
Key words: dental implants, forced tooth eruption, immediate loading