Narrow implants – upper central incisors

Narrow implants

Narrow implants – upper central incisors

Dr. Benjamin Retzkin

 

A woman of 75, systemically stable, is requesting rehabilitation of teeth 11 and 12.
The space between teeth 13 and 21 is 13 mm and the ridge thickness is 5.5 mm.

Possibilities for rehabilitation, as discussed with Dr. Naomi Reshef (rehabilitating dentist), included:
+ Partial removal of the existing restoration and placement of a partial fixed prosthesis to bridge the gap between 11 and 12.
+ Augmentation of the ridge and placing one implant at the place of teeth 11 or 12 and the placement of a partial fixed prosthesis on the implant with a Pontic.
+ 2 narrow implants of 3 mm diameter.

 

The last option was chosen, which gave a stable restoration and rotation was prevented.

The space between the new implants and the existing ones ranged from 2.5 to 3 mm.

I5 implants were chosen with a 3 mm diameter and 10 mm length from A.B. Dental Devices Ltd.
The papilla from the adjacent implants was maintained.

A clinical and radiological examination show correct placement of the implants.

A.

CT pre-treatment

B.

The space between teeth 13 and 21 – 13 mm

C.

Ridge thickness is 5.5 mm

D.

The papilla from the adjacent implants was maintained

E.

Clinical image of the implants

F.

X-ray image of the implants