Socket shield technique - optimizing hard & soft tissue in the aesthetic zone with immediate implant

Dr humam hisham ALJANDALI


Loss of alveolar bone may be attributed to various factors, such Endodontic pathology, periodontal diseases, facial trauma, and Traumatic tooth Extraction.

Different techniques such as ridge preservation procedures have been proposed to maintain the ridge dimension to a certain amount. However, applying of these methods to extraction sockets could not completely preserve the coronal part of facial bone walls which were comprised almost entirely of bundle bone. The socket shield technique provides a promising treatment adjunct to better manage these risks and preserve the post-extraction tissues.

This case report demonstrates the 3-year follow up of the treatment of non-restorable maxillary lateral incisor using the socket shield technique in conjunction with immediate implant placement.

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