Using OsteoGen® Strips to graft the gap around an implant: a case study

Case Studies , Current Issue

Dr. Charles D. Schlesinger discusses a method for addressing the gap between an implant body and the residual socket

Today’s implant patient wishes to decrease overall treatment time as much as practitioners. Due to this fact, we are more frequently placing implants at the same time as an extraction is being done.  By placing the implant at the same time as the extraction and not grafting first, there is a 4-6 month decrease in overall treatment time when compared to the later. Most roots differ in both length and three-dimensional form when compared to the typical cylindrical root-formed implant.