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Volume 24 , Issue 1
January/February 2009

Pages 151–154

Replacement of Hopeless Retained Primary Teeth by Immediate Dental Implants: A Case Report

Rafael R. de Oliveira, DDS, MScD/Guilherme O. Macedo, DDS, MScD/ Valdir A. Muglia, DDS, MScD, DSc/Sérgio L. S. Souza, DDS, MScD, DSc/ Arthur B. Novaes Jr, DDS, MScD, DSc/Mário Taba Jr, DDS, MScD, DSc

PMID: 19344040

Hopeless retained primary teeth without permanent successors represent a restorative challenge for clinicians, along with esthetic and functional problems for patients. While various treatment approaches for congenitally missing teeth have been proposed, the replacement of a missing tooth with a dental implant offers specific advantages, such as preservation of the alveolar crest and elimination of the need to restore the adjacent teeth, over other options for tooth replacement. The aim of this article was to illustrate the surgical and prosthetic treatment with implants of a patient with primary teeth without permanent successors. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2009;24:151–154. Key words: dental implants, immediate function/loading, immediate implants

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