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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2017, Article ID 9640517, 7 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/9640517
Case Report

Selectable Implant Removal Methods due to Mechanical and Biological Failures

1Department of Periodontology, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
2Department of Periodontology, Research Institute for Periodontal Regeneration, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Correspondence should be addressed to Jong-Bin Lee; rk.ca.ahwe@333bjsdd

Received 21 February 2017; Accepted 1 June 2017; Published 5 July 2017

Academic Editor: Sukumaran Anil

Copyright © 2017 Jong-Bin Lee. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Dental implant has been restoring the function and esthetics lost from missing tooth. However, biomechanical implant complications are the major cause of failing implants. Therefore, implant removal is one of the indispensable dental treatments. The 70-year-old male and 66-year-old female who had discomfort on posterior implants region came to Department of Periodontology. Conventional method using trephine bur and the new, nontraumatic method using a fixture removal kit were used for implant removal, respectively. Two different methods are commonly used for implant removal. Each has advantages and disadvantages; thus, the applied surgical method must consider a patient’s intraoral condition, posttreatment plan, and the level of surgeon’s skill and experience. In conclusion, strategically executing the most optimal implant removal method plays a pivotal role in maximizing the success rate of implant reinstallation that follows afterwards.