Single-Implant Segmental Osteotomy: A Case Report
Richard J. Martin, DMD, MD, Michael T. Goupil, DDS, MEd, Matthew Goldschmidt, DMD.
This case report describes the use of a single-implant osteotomy in repositioning a significantly malaligned, osseointegrated endosseous implant. This technique represents a modification of the single-tooth osteotomy that has been used for many years to reposition the natural dental unit. It provides the dental practitioner with a treatment alternative that is safe, cost-effective, and predictable. The goals of the procedure, the surgical technique employed, and the clinical result are presented. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1998;13:710–712) Key words: implant segmental osteotomy, malpositioned endosseous implant, unrestorable