Osseous Void in the Posterior Mandible: An Unusual Complication During Implant Placement
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Introduction: Dental implants are a very predictable treatment to restore missing teeth. However, various complications may occur during implant placement. Displacement of an implant is a rarely occurring complication. Case Presentation: This case report describes the displacement of a dental implant in the corpus of the mandible during implant surgery. The management of such a complication is also discussed. After its displacement, the implant was retrieved and the bone was allowed to heal before a second implant placement was planned. Conclusions: Dental implants are proven to be a safe and predictable treatment; however, certain complications are possible, but rare. Thorough treatment planning with the use of the appropriate imaging tools, as described in this report, can help reduce the incidence of complications.
Clinical Advances in Periodontics