Immediate Dental Implant with Replicate Tooth System
Exploring new dental implant technology – A single tooth replacement option with root analog implants.
This pilot study was performed to explore an innovative approach of single tooth replacement. Using a custom-fabricated, root-analog, hybrid dental implant in the esthetic zone to avoid the microgap and micromovements between the implant and abutment.
This treatment concept is intended to evaluate the advantages of using an immediate implant over conventional options for dental prosthesis. Furthermore, we offer a documented approach to the planning and implementation of a single tooth replacement based on our experience in close cooperation with the patient.
In the present case, a hybrid root-analog implant was fabricated in which a root made of titanium is connected to a zirconia abutment by direct fusion (sintering technique). Before insertion, the hybrid implant was fabricated according to the root geometry.