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. 2019 May;11(Suppl 2):S495-S498.
doi: 10.4103/JPBS.JPBS_11_19.

Socket-Shield Technique of Mandibular Anterior Teeth: A Case Report

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Socket-Shield Technique of Mandibular Anterior Teeth: A Case Report

Vadivelu Saravanan et al. J Pharm Bioallied Sci. .
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Abstract

With the aim of achieving an optimal aesthetic result, implant dentistry has become a prosthetically driven procedure. Special care is being taken to focus on the details that would lead to this objective. These details may include imitating the natural teeth by harmonizing the structures around the placed implant. The prosthetic and/or surgical parts of the procedure should be performed to reach an optimal outcome. In order to minimize the resorption of hard and soft tissue, which exists around the newly extracted tooth-to create a natural emergence profile of implant born prosthesis-socket preservation procedures were introduced; however, in case of ridge deficiencies, hard and soft tissue augmentation procedures are indicated. In this article, we present a case report using a new approach in socket ridge preservation, which is the socket-shield technique (partial root retention).

Keywords: Buccal tooth fragment; GTR; extraction socket preservation; synthetic bone graft.

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There are no conflicts of interest.

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Pre-op
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31 and 42 after dissection horizontally
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Vertically resected
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Buccal tooth fragment
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Buccal tooth fragment
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Bone graft placed
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Crisscross suture placed
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Four-month post-op showed satisfactory healing in the surgical site. Tooth fragment seen in relation to 31

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