Innovated approach in late failure of osseointegrated implant: Minimally traumatic implant explantation (Part 1)

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Edition V06N02 | Year 2012 | Editorial Caso Clínico | Pages 80 to 90

Maurício Clavijo Beltrán, Verônica Beltrán CLAVIJO, Fernando Rodrigues PINTO, Guilherme da Gama RAMOS

Introduction: The minimally traumatic retrieval implant technique is a treatment that uses a tapered screw counterclockwise device. This tool can break the osseointegration and retrieve the implant easily.
Objective: The aim of this paper is to show a clinical case report where this technique was used in implant failure and to show the advantages and disadvantages of other treatment alternatives.
Conclusions: This new approach suggests that this explantation can preserve the peri-implant bone tissue and the adjacent teeth, there is a reduction of treatment time and in the morbidity associated with bone reconstruction. It seems an effective technique for removal of implants, ensuring predictability to retreatment.

Dental implants, Retreatment, Device removal,

Beltrán MC, Clavijo VB, Pinto FR, Ramos GG. Innovated approach in late failure of osseointegrated implant: Minimally traumatic implant explantation (Part 1). Dental Press Implantol. 2012 Apr-June;6(2):80-90.

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