Socket repair utilizing collagen membrane and mineralized allograft in the esthetic zone: a case report.

Abstract

As the number of patients seeking implants increases, so do the esthetic challenges. Adequate bone is necessary to place an implant with an esthetically pleasing outcome. Failing teeth that require implant replacement often have bony deficiencies, and several surgical techniques have been advocated for maintaining bone volume at the time of extraction. This case report utilized a predictable conservative technique for treating a facial bony defect prior to implant surgery. Atraumatic flapless tooth extraction and the placement of a resorbable collagen membrane and mineralized allograft allowed for adequate regeneration of the alveolar socket prior to implant placement. The dentition was later restored with a zirconia abutment and crown. Socket repair utilizing this technique was a clinically acceptable method for obtaining an esthetic implant restoration.

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@article{Minichetti2010SocketRU, title={Socket repair utilizing collagen membrane and mineralized allograft in the esthetic zone: a case report.}, author={John C Minichetti and Joseph C D'Amore}, journal={General dentistry}, year={2010}, volume={58 5}, pages={410-5} }