The emergence of dental implant-supported tooth restorations as the treatment of choice in the replacement of missing teeth has resulted in a renewed focus on minimally traumatic extraction techniques, particularly in the esthetic zone. Arguably, the removal of the tooth and its accompanying root structure with minimal damage to the alveolar socket is the most pivotal part of any implant-based reconstruction, and it facilitates subsequent ridge preservation or immediate implant placement procedures. This fact has led to the introduction of several new instruments of varying designs to help the clinician to accomplish the preservation of the alveolar walls to the best extent possible, thereby increasing the likelihood of a successful treatment result.
At the end of this Congress Lecture you should be able to…
recognize the parameters that should be respected when extracting a tooth in a future implant site
describe the objectives of minimally invasive extraction techniques
list the tools available to perform minimally invasive extraction techniques