Dental Research Journal

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)


Douglas Deporter1, Ali Akbar Khoshkhounejad2, Nikfam Khoshkhounejad3, Mohammad Ketabi4 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Deporter D, Khoshkhounejad AA, Khoshkhounejad N, Ketabi M. A new classification of peri implant gaps based on gap location (A case series of 210 immediate implants).Dent Res J 2021;18:29-29


How to cite this URL:
Deporter D, Khoshkhounejad AA, Khoshkhounejad N, Ketabi M. A new classification of peri implant gaps based on gap location (A case series of 210 immediate implants). Dent Res J [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Apr 17 ];18:29-29
Available from: https://www.drjjournal.net/article.asp?issn=1735-3327;year=2021;volume=18;issue=1;spage=29;epage=29;aulast=Deporter;type=0