Failed Socket Shield
This is my first failure of Socket shield. Patient lives in different State, came to me after 4 years of placing implant. Patient did not have ant discomfort, perio probing was 10mm on palatal. Palpation on buccal was tender.
I had to remove shield and implant at the same time , socket was augmented with MinerOss mixed cancellous and cortical bone 0.6-1.25mm, membrane A-PRF. When I removed shield, buccal wall only consist of periosteum. I think shield will not work where you not have adequate support of buccal bone. What is your thoughts? Gregory