Clinical stabilization of peri-implant tissues using the "Socket Shield" technique
A 79-year-old man with partial edentulism who is diagnosed for implant treatment. The initial treatment plan involves the extraction of remaining teeth in the maxilla and subsequent fixed rehabilitation. Two implants were placed, one of them post-extraction, using the socket-shield technique. After 12 weeks, a healing abutment was connected, 5 weeks later, the plug was replaced with a Multi-unit® multiple abutment to make the fixed prosthesis.
After 12 months of functional loading, there were no surgical or prosthetic complications. The volume and original form of the vestibular cortex has not been clinically altered, the root fragment is stable and the PGMU2 abutment has allowed the implant to be rehabilitated, distancing the connection of the prosthesis from the biological width.
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