Mandibular incisors socket shield, Implant failure & recovery part 3
Dear friends, I'd posted 2 parts of this case earlier, One part showing the Socket shield & immediate implant placement, following which there was loss of the right lateral implant.At this time, I curetted the defect but left the socket shield intact. In the second part, re-entry surgery showed bone regeneration lingual to the socket shield, enough to install a 3.5 mm dia implant and contour augmentation GBR with an allograft. This is the concluding part of the case, showing completion. Interesting to note is the difference in buccal bulk between the two sides. The successful Socket shield is clearly the winner.