Socket Shield If Necessary
A 38-year-old skinny woman has several missing teeth (Fig.1). Recently a #6-7 cantilever FPD dislodged (Fig.2,3). The buccal plate at #6 must be thin. Socket shield should be indicated, particularly when extraction turns out to be difficult. A 4x13 mm IS implant is going to be inserted as distal as possible to avoid touching the apex of the tooth #5 (Fig.4,5). Since the ridge at #7 is narrow, a 1-piece implant will be placed (possible 2.5x14(2) mm, Fig.5). Take PA after the 1st drills. Take preop photos to show the residual root at #6 and the narrow ridge at #7.
Canine Immediate Implant, Armaments,
Xin Wei, DDS, PhD, MS 1st edition 01/06/2018, last revision 01/19/2018