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Volume 35 , Issue 6
November/December 2015

Pages 835841

A Step-by-Step Description of PDL-Mediated Ridge Preservation for Immediate Implant Rehabilitation in the Esthetic Region

Miltiadis E. Mitsias, DDS, MSc, PhD/Konstantinos D. Siormpas, DDS/Eleni Kontsiotou-Siormpa, DDS/Hari Prasad, BS, MDT/David Garber, DMD/Georgios A. Kotsakis, DDS

PMID: 26509987
DOI: 10.11607/prd.2148

The aim of this study was to present in detail the clinical steps of the rootmembrane technique. This technique combines the benefits of conventional root submergence via intentional maintenance of a root fragment for ridge preservation with those of immediate implant placement for functional rehabilitation of the treated site. A case study of a tooth diagnosed with a horizontal root fracture is used to illustrate this technique step by step. The clinical application of the root-membrane technique not only allowed for immediate placement in a site with compromised buccal plate but also facilitated excellent clinical stability of soft tissue contours during the 3 years of follow-up.

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