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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 35 (2015), No. 5     10. Sep. 2015
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 35 (2015), No. 5  (10.09.2015)

Page 696-705, doi:10.11607/prd.2019, PubMed:26357699

Implant Site Development by Horizontal Tooth Movement to an Esthetic Area: A Case Report
Wada, Yoshiyuki / Yoshimura, Harunori / Mikami, Itaru / Matsuzawa, Kousuke / Mizuno, Morimichi
This case report describes the treatment of a woman who lost a central incisor. The socket developed severe tissue defects. She rejected hard and soft tissue management and the use of biomaterials. The lateral incisor was moved mesially with orthodontic treatment. The tissue defects were filled with the alveolar bone of the moved tooth and adequate bone volume was generated behind it. An implant was placed in the space that was generated without any tissue augmentation. The moved tooth had sound periodontal tissue and was restored without preparation. The horizontal tooth movement enabled an esthetic outcome with minimal intervention.