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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 39 (2019), No. 3     14. June 2019
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 39 (2019), No. 3  (14.06.2019)

Page 325-332, doi:10.11607/prd.3978, PubMed:30986281


Immediate Loading of Implants Inserted Through Impacted Teeth in the Esthetic Area: A Series of 10 Cases with up to 7 Years of Follow-up
Amato, Francesco / Macca, Ugo / Amato, Giulia / Mirabella, Davide
The purpose of this case series was to evaluate the survival rate and the incidence of complications of implants inserted and immediately loaded in sites where an impacted tooth was present in the anterior maxillary or mandibular arches (incisor to premolar). The implants were immediately inserted, drilling through the impacted teeth. Site preparation started in the crestal bone and continued into the impacted tooth's enamel and dentin. Seven patients were treated and 11 implants were inserted, 3 in the mandibular arch and 8 in the maxillary arch. All implants healed uneventfully without any adverse clinical or radiographic signs or symptoms, resulting in a success rate of 100%. Once loaded, the implants were in function and monitored for 5 to 7 years. Although more studies and a larger sample size are needed to validate this unconventional procedure, it may be considered as a possible clinical option to overcome invasive procedures and surgical complications related to the extraction of impacted teeth.