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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 651-654

Replacement of a molar with two narrow-diameter dental implants


Department of Periodontics, GITAM Dental College and Hospital, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Rajeshwari Penmetsa
Flat No: 102, Empire Estates, Nowroji Road, Maharanipeta, Visakhapatnam - 530 002, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jisp.jisp_134_16

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Dental implants have demonstrated a high degree of success in the restorations of teeth in partially or completely edentulous patients. However, when the buccolingual width of the edentulous crest is insufficient for the placement of standard sized implants, the use of two or more smaller diameter implants should be considered to avoid the need for invasive reconstruction techniques such as grafting procedures. The present case report describes the replacement of a single mandibular first molar with two narrow-diameter implants, in a 41-year- old male patient. No postoperative complications were reported in the 3-year follow-up period. The placement of two narrow-diameter implants replacing a missing mandibular molar could eliminate the mesiodistal bending, double the support capacity in the buccolingual direction, and minimize stress on the implants.


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