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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29

A new classification of peri implant gaps based on gap location (A case series of 210 immediate implants)


1 Discipline of Periodontology and Oral Reconstructive Center, Tehran University of Medical Science, Isfahan, Iran
2 Department of Periodontics, Tehran University of Medical Science, Isfahan, Iran
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Tehran University of Medical Science, Isfahan, Iran
4 Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Isfahan, Iran; Visiting Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohammad Ketabi
Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Isfahan, Iran and Visiting Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1735-3327.313124

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Based on our collective experiences with gap management around immediate dental implants, we have proposed a classification of gap type based on the location in relation to implant periphery. Seven types are proposed, and all but one type should heal without gap grafting provided that flap-less surgery and atraumatic extraction have been achieved. The exception is our Type II gap where the implant has been placed too far buccally leaving a gap only on the lingual/palatal. In this case, the lingual/palatal gap need not be grafted, but the buccal aspect of the implant should best to augmented to avoid the complications.


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