Overhauling Implant Thread Exposure: A Case Report

JOURNAL TITLE: International Journal of Oral Implantology & Clinical Research

Author
1. Rahul Singh
2. Eswaran B
3. Rathika Rai
ISSN
0975-6523
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10012-1170
Volume
8
Issue
2-3
Publishing Year
2017
Pages
4
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Prosthodontics, Thai Moogambigai Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    1. Department of Prosthodontics, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    1. Department of Prosthodontics, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Article keywords
    Implant, Implant thread, Thread exposure, Vestibuloplasty

    Abstract

    Dental implants are considered to be one of the most successful forms of prosthetic rehabilitation for both partial and completely edentulous patients. The pros and cons of prosthetic dental implants are attributed to the necessity of technique sensitivity. One of the most common challenges faced during prosthetic dental implant placement is soft tissue management, particularly in the lower posterior partial/ completely edentulous regions. Several factors such as excessive loading of the implant, localized periodontal infection or presence of frenal or muscular pull may lead to exposure of the dental implant threads. With the prevailing dental implant, treatment challenges may occur one of them is implant thread exposure which might require unconventional treatment option because the exposed thread in osseointegrated implant are difficult to clean may not be amenable to regenerative therapy. Following case report elaborates exposure of the threads of dental implants as a result of excessive muscle traction after stage one of implant placement and a successful minor corrective surgical technique was used to correct the aforementioned etiology.

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