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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-41

Incorporating the socket-shield technique in the esthetic treatment of a patient's smile: A case report with 2-year follow-up

Private Practice, Mafra, Portugal

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Dárcio Luis Fonseca
Beclinique, Rua Serpa Pinto 75 r/c, 2640- 534 Mafra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/GFSC.GFSC_1_18

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The socket-shield technique has demonstrated promising histological and clinical results. Osseointegration has been reported to occur successfully with this technique, with added benefit of preserving the tissues buccofacial to an immediate implant. The present case report describes a modification of the socket-shield technique. Clinical and radiological examination at 25-month follow-up confirmed positive midterm esthetic results with high pink and white esthetic scores. Based on the clinical experience with this technique, it is the author's opinion that the socket-shield technique may well be the future accepted norm that best fulfills the goals of immediate implant treatment to offset buccofacial tissue recession and ridge collapse.

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