Immediate tooth replacement therapy has become a mainstream treatment modality for single and multiple tooth implants in the aesthetic zone. The balance between achieving primary stability, implant diameter, and gap distance is a delicate dance yet essential for survival and aesthetics. However, aesthetic risks and complications exist such as apical socket perforation, loss of labial plate thickness over time, and loss of the interdental papilla due to proximity issues with tooth-to-implant distance following placement. An inverted body-shift implant design (INVERTA) will be presented and supported by pre-clinical [animal histology] and clinical [human] studies.
Stephen Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT
Costas Nicolopoulos, BDS, FFD (MFOS)
Petros Yuvanoglu, DMD