Why to Use Extra Wide UF implant?
A 78-year-old lady (YT) has had poor dentition. The tooth #2 fractured 3 years ago (Fig.1). Now bone loss around the abutments for the bridge at #3-5 is more severe (Fig.2). There is an abscess palatal to the tooth #5. After extraction, the socket at #3 should be large (treated with 2% Xylocaine/1:50,000 Epinephrine). An extra wide implant is expected. Since there is more than 12 mm of bone in height (Fig.3), a UF implant is the most appropriate (6, 6.5 or 7x12 mm, Fig.4). The longest extra wide SM implant is 10 mm.
Fig.5 was taken 8 months post #2 ext. In fact the upper left bridge lost 4 months ago.
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Xin Wei, DDS, PhD, MS 1st edition 02/25/2016, last revision 03/08/2016