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Diameter Selection of Implants Placed in Extraction Sockets: A New Approach Diameter Selection of Implants Placed in Extraction Sockets: A New Approach

Author(s):

José Carlos Martins da Rosa, DDS, MS;Ariádene Cristina Pértile de Oliveira Rosa; Carlos Eduardo Fra ncischone; Bruno Salles Sotto-Maior

Date Added:

9/3/2014


Summary:

Implant placement in extraction sockets is considered a daunting challenge due to offering risks of bone remodeling and consequent gingival alterations. Objective: This study aims at proposing a protocol for selecting the diameter of upper anterior osseointegrated implants placed in extraction sockets. This protocol was based on the bucco-palatal dimension of the socket and allows a 3-mm gap to form between the implant and the outer surface of the buccal bone wall. Such gap must be filled with biomaterial or autograft so as to increase the predictability of long-term results.

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