Current Evidence on the Socket-Shield Technique: A Systematic Review.

@article{Gharpure2016CurrentEO,
  title={Current Evidence on the Socket-Shield Technique: A Systematic Review.},
  author={Amit Srikant Gharpure and Neel B Bhatavadekar},
  journal={The Journal of oral implantology},
  year={2016}
}
The recently popularised socket shield technique involves intentional retention of a thin buccal section of the remnant root at the time of immediate implant placement to preserve the buccal crestal bone from resorption. The objective of this systematic review was to assess the literature available on the socket-shield technique and weigh its biological plausibility and long-term clinical prognosis. A Systematic Search was performed in PubMed-Medline, Embase, Web of Knowledge, Google Scholar… CONTINUE READING