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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Odontostomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Minerva Stomatologica 2016 December;65(6):393-402


language: English, Italian

Dental implant positioning by using the root way. A predictable technique for postextractive surgery

Antonio NORCIA 1, Marco CICCIÙ 2, Giada MATACENA 3, Ennio BRAMANTI 4

1 Private Practitioner, Dental Clinic Torino, Collegno, Turin, Italy; 2 Department of Human Pathology, University of Messina, G. Martino Policlinic, Messina, Italy; 3 Dental School, University of Turin, Turin, Italy; 4 Department of Biomedical, Odontostomatological Sciences and of Morphological and Functional Images, University of Messina, G. Martino Policlinic, Messina, Italy


BACKGROUND: Postextractive dental implant surgery is a technique characterized by several advantages like placing the implant during the same moment of the extraction, so reducing the time of the surgery and consequently all the prosthetic procedure; however some limitations still remain during this procedure. The disadvantages are represented by the unpredictable results of the healing of the extraction socket, its bone resorption and the dental implant inclination even using a prosthetic guide. Aim of this study is to present a predictable technique for having better aesthetic and functional results during the dental implant positioning.
METHODS: This study want to presents clinical and radiological case report of dental implant placed following the line of the root before the extraction, in order to share with the clinicians a surgical experience that results to be simple and predictable.
RESULTS: The implants placed with this kind of technique showed successful osseointegration after an uneventful healing period of two years.
CONCLUSIONS: The described technique allows the clinician to achieve the ideal implant positioning during immediate implant placement at multirooted extraction sites.

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Norcia A, Cicciù M, Matacena G, Bramanti E. Dental implant positioning by using the root way. A predictable technique for postextractive surgery. Minerva Stomatol 2016 December;65(6):393-402. 

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