Where to Graft for Loss of Labial Plate?
The 46-year-old patient is pleased with previous implant placement. Preop PA shows severe periapical radiolucency of the tooth #9 (Fig.1). CBCT confirms the lesion extent (Fig.2,3). It appears that the labial plate is completely lost (Fig.3). A long implant is indicated. Due to insertion into the palatal bone, an angled abutment is anticipated (20 or 30°). Prior to implant placement, bone graft is placed to the apical half of the socket (mesial and distal (Fig.2) and labial (Fig.3 red circles). How does it get done?
Return to Upper Incisor Immediate Implant Xin Wei, DDS, PhD, MS 1st edition 12/03/2014, last revision 09/19/2018