Creating labial bone for immediate implant placement: a minimally invasive approach by using orthodontic therapy in the esthetic zone.

Orthodontic extrusion of nonrestorable teeth has been used for almost 20 years as an alternative to bone grafting in preparation for implant placement. Although this technique predictably creates bone and soft tissue, and improves the socket diameter and depth, most of the bone apposition occurs in the marginal alveolar and periapical areas of the extruded… CONTINUE READING