Dental implant placement has become a widely accepted treatment approach and has revolutionized dentistry in the last few decades. Although implants have high survival and success rates, they are not immune to complications. Implant failure can have various etiologies such as malposition, damage of the implant or prosthetic components, infection, advanced peri-implantitis, and damage of the adjacent anatomical structures. As a consequence, implant removal has unfortunately become more and more common. Bone and soft tissue reconstruction following implant removal are almost always necessary. This lecture discusses minimally invasive techniques for implant removal to preserve bone and soft tissues.
At the end of this Congress Lecture you should be able to…
identify the indications for removing an osseointegrated implant
recognize basic principles for implant removal
outline different surgical techniques for implant removal
list rehabilitation strategies that can be used after removing an implant
ITI Online Academy Recordings, Basel, Switzerland, 2017