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Overhauling Implant Thread Exposure: A Case Report

Rathika Rai, Eswaran B, Rahul Singh

Keywords : Implant, Implant thread, Thread exposure, Vestibuloplasty

Citation Information : Rai R, B E, Singh R. Overhauling Implant Thread Exposure: A Case Report. Int J Oral Implantol Clin Res 2017; 8 (2-3):61-64.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10012-1170

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-02-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


Dental implants are considered to be one of the most successful forms of prosthetic rehabilitation for both partial and completely edentulous patients. The pros and cons of prosthetic dental implants are attributed to the necessity of technique sensitivity. One of the most common challenges faced during prosthetic dental implant placement is soft tissue management, particularly in the lower posterior partial/ completely edentulous regions. Several factors such as excessive loading of the implant, localized periodontal infection or presence of frenal or muscular pull may lead to exposure of the dental implant threads. With the prevailing dental implant, treatment challenges may occur one of them is implant thread exposure which might require unconventional treatment option because the exposed thread in osseointegrated implant are difficult to clean may not be amenable to regenerative therapy. Following case report elaborates exposure of the threads of dental implants as a result of excessive muscle traction after stage one of implant placement and a successful minor corrective surgical technique was used to correct the aforementioned etiology.

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