Implant repositioning by segmental osteotomy: a case series and review.

@article{Toscano2011ImplantRB,
  title={Implant repositioning by segmental osteotomy: a case series and review.},
  author={Nicholas J. Toscano and Jennifer L Sabol and Dan J. Holtzclaw and Tracy E Scott},
  journal={The International journal of periodontics & restorative dentistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={
          e102-8
        }
}
Although every effort is made to place dental implants in a proper position, the restorative dentist does not always succeed. Historically, treatment options for poorly placed implants included removing the implant or leaving it "sleeping." Recent modifications of an existing technique, the segmental osteotomy, may offer hope in these situations by rendering many of these "hopeless" implants salvageable. This paper presents lessons learned from a series of cases in which segmental osteotomies… CONTINUE READING