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A Minimally Invasive Approach Using a 4-mm Implant Without Extraction of Impacted Maxillary Canine: Four-Year Postloading Results.

Authors
  • Felice, Pietro
  • Barausse, Carlo
  • Stefanini, Martina
  • Pistilli, Roberto
  • Zucchelli, Giovanni
Type
Published Article
Journal
The International journal of periodontics & restorative dentistry
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Volume
37
Issue
6
Pages
819–824
Identifiers
DOI: 10.11607/prd.3334
PMID: 29023612
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The aim of this case report was to suggest an alternative minimally invasive surgical approach to an impacted maxillary canine using a 4-mm-long implant for a fixed prosthetic rehabilitation, avoiding tooth extraction or surgically forced extrusion and exploiting the 6 mm of coronal bone availability. At 4 years postloading, the implant was healthy and well integrated with stable marginal bone levels. The 4-mm length of the implant reduced operative times, postsurgical morbidity, possible complications, and costs. Short implants might be an alternative to traditional, more invasive surgical procedures used in the rehabilitative treatment of impacted maxillary canines.

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