Immediate Implant Socket Shield Technique – Clinical Benefits

Immediate Implant Socket Shield Technique
2017 Apr;29(2):93-101. doi: 10.1111/jerd.12291. Epub 2017 Feb 12.

Clinical Benefits of the Immediate Implant Socket Shield Technique.

Extraction-socket resorption is considered a major problem that can limit implantological rehabilitation options and compromise the esthetic outcome. Surgical techniques to reduce remodeling are of restricted predictability and commonly require several surgical interventions and grafting.This increases the treatment cost and places a physical and psychological strain on the patient.This clinical case report presents a replacement of an upper canine using the socket- shield technique with a CAD/CAM surgical guide, resulting in a predictable, high esthetic, and functional result.

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