DOI: 10.1093/jscr/rjad464 ISSN:

A novel technique for socket-shield preparation used in conjunction with immediate implant placement. A case report

Cezar Lahham, Elias Edward Lahham, Ali Abu Ali
  • Surgery


The socket-shield technique is considered one of the best treatment modalities that reduce the amount of facial bone loss and gingival recession following tooth extraction. However, the difficulty in preparing the shield by partial tooth extraction makes it technique-sensitive and limits its use. This case report presents a 29-year-old medically fit male patient with a destructed non-vital lateral incisor. It was planned for immediate implant placement in conjunction with the socket-shield technique. The shield was prepared in a new technique using a nickel–titanium endodontic file, which was repeatedly adjusted to increase the diameter of the canal gradually. The canal was enlarged to reach a sufficient diameter to perform root separation safely. Following the shield preparation, immediate implant placement was preformed, and screw-retained temporary crown was done.

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