Surgical Implant Repositioning: A Clinical Report

César A. Guerrero, Rafael Laplana, Nayhara Figueredo, Alejandra Rojas

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Esthetically compromised or nonrestorable implants present major clinical problems. Of 3,850 implants placed, 10 osseointegrated implants in 6 patients were surgically repositioned using maxillary or mandibular osteotomies and rigidly fixated, under intravenous sedation. The segments were predictably changed in a vertical, anteroposterior, transverse, or axial inclination manner. Excellent healing of bone and soft tissue was observed. This simple, reliable technique allowed these 10 implants to be esthetically and functionally restored with permanent prostheses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-54
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Bone healing
  • Compromised implants
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Rigid fixation
  • Segmentalized osteotomies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery


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