A decade of the socket-shield technique: a step-by-step partial extraction therapy protocol
Authors: Howard Gluckman; Jonathan Du Toit; Maurice Salama; Katalin Nagy; Michel Dard
Dr Gluckman et al illustrate a step-by-step socket-shield protocol at immediate implant placement and provisionalisation for single-rooted teeth.
Ten years have passed since Hürzeler and coworkers first introduced the socket-shielf technique. Much has developed and evolved with regard to partial extraction therapy, a collective concept of utilizing the patient’s own tooth root to preserve the periodontium and peri-implant tissue. The specifications, steps, instrumentation , and procedures discussed in this article are the result of extensive experience in refining the socket-shield technique as we know it today. A repeatable , predictable protocol is requisite to providing tooth replacement in esthetic dentistry. Moreover, a standardized protocol provides a better framework for clinicians to report data relating to the technique with procedural consistency. This article aims to illustrate a reproducible, step-by-step protocol for the socket-shield technique at immediate implant placement and provisionalization for single-rooted teeth.
The International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry,
Volume 15, 2020