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Timing, Positioning, & Sequential Staging in Esthetic Implant Therapy Timing, Positioning, & Sequential Staging in Esthetic Implant Therapy

Author(s):

David Garber, DMD;Maurice Salama, DMD;Henry Salama, DMD;Akiyoshi Funato, D.D.S.;Tomohiro Ishikawa, DDS

Date Added:

1/1/2007


Summary:

Many articles address the predictability of immediate implant placement into extraction sockets; however, there are only a few reports that mention the indications and limitations of this technique. The aim of this article is to re-examine specific indications for immediate implant placement and to clarify the timing or “fourth dimension” relative to extraction and implant placement. The expanded concept of four-dimensional implant treatment planning involves the new axis of time, which must be considered along with the traditional spatial or threedimensional management of implant positioning. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2007;27:313–323.)

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