Int J Esthet Dent 15 (2020), No. 2 29. May 2020
Int J Esthet Dent 15 (2020), No. 2 (29.05.2020)
Page 212-225, PubMed:32467949
A decade of the socket-shield technique: a step-by-step partial extraction therapy protocol
Gluckman, Howard / Du Toit, Jonathan / Salama, Maurice / Nagy, Katalin / Dard, Michel
Ten years have passed since Hürzeler and coworkers first introduced the socket-shield technique. Much has developed and evolved with regard to partial extraction therapy, a collective concept of utilizing the patient's own tooth root to preserve the periodontium and peri-implant tissue. The specifications, steps, instrumentation, and procedures discussed in this article are the result of extensive experience in refining the socket-shield technique as we know it today. A repeatable, predictable protocol is requisite to providing tooth replacement in esthetic dentistry. Moreover, a standardized protocol provides a better framework for clinicians to report data relating to the technique with procedural consistency. This article aims to illustrate a reproducible, step-by-step protocol for the socket-shield technique at immediate implant placement and provisionalization for single-rooted teeth.