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, 13 (2), 164-180

Unconventional Implant Placement. V: Implant Placement Through Impacted Teeth; Results From 10 Cases With an 8- To 1-year Follow-Up

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Unconventional Implant Placement. V: Implant Placement Through Impacted Teeth; Results From 10 Cases With an 8- To 1-year Follow-Up

[Article in English, French]
Mithridade Davarpanah et al. Int Orthod.

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to document additional cases to an unconventional protocol published in 2009. In 9 patients, sites rendered edentulous by the presence of an impacted maxillary canine were treated with 12 implants placed through the impacted canines. In another patient, 3 implants were inserted in the mandible to rehabilitate a failing bridge. Implants were placed encroaching upon either the root or the crown. No postoperative pain was reported. Healing was uneventful in all but one patient; the latter underwent soft tissue infection 2 weeks after implant placement and was successfully treated. All implants were restored; no implant failed during the 1- to 8-year follow-up. Before implementing this protocol on a routine basis, more implants and a longer follow-up are required. However, it opens intriguing treatment possibilities. It also suggests that there is still room for shifting a well-anchored paradigm in dental implantology.

Keywords: Dental implant; Single tooth; Tooth crown; Tooth impacted; Tooth root.

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