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Modified IVAN Technique: Long-Term Follow-Up of 20 Cases Over 2 to 11 Years Modified IVAN Technique: Long-Term Follow-Up of 20 Cases Over 2 to 11 Years

Author(s):

Snježana Pohl, MD, DMD;Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS

Date Added:

4/10/2020


Summary:

When natural teeth fail, frequently there is a loss of hard and soft tissue. This may complicate subsequent dental implant placement by creating insufficient bone to house the implant. This also occurs when the tooth has been missing for an extended period, especially in the premaxilla, where the bone is less dense and often lacks sufficient volume of facial bone. Site reconstruction to accommodate implant placement often requires both hard and soft tissue augmentation. The modified interpositional vascularized augmentation neogenesis (mIVAN) technique achieves the desired treatment goals in both delayed and immediate placement scenarios. The technique will be discussed as well as the long-term follow-up on 20 cases.

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