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Lisa Heitz-Mayfield

Perth, Australia

Clinical case description:

1. Maintain the implant in function. 2. Resolve the peri-implant infection. 3. Regenerate the peri-implant intraosseous defect. 4. Prevent the recurrence of peri-implant infection, surgical access was planned in order to remove the excess luting cement which was clearly visible on the radiograph.

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<p>Radiographic view of the marginal bone levels at the implant before treatment. Mesial and distal bone loss is observed extending to the second thread of the implant. Note the radio-opaque material (excess luting cement) on the distal surface of the implan</p>

Radiographic view of the marginal bone levels at the implant before treatment. Mesial and distal bone loss is observed extending to the second thread of the implant. Note the radio-opaque material (excess luting cement) on the distal surface of the implan

<p>The augmented site is covered with the native collagen membrane Geistlich Bio-Gide<sup>®</sup>.</p>

The augmented site is covered with the native collagen membrane Geistlich Bio-Gide®.

<p>Follow-up radiograph 12 months post-operatively shows stable bone levels with the defect completely fi lled.</p>

Follow-up radiograph 12 months post-operatively shows stable bone levels with the defect completely fi lled.

Pre-surgery


					<p>Radiographic view of the marginal bone levels at the implant before treatment. Mesial and distal bone loss is observed extending to the second thread of the implant. Note the radio-opaque material (excess luting cement) on the distal surface of the implan</p>

Surgery

Outcome


					<p>The augmented site is covered with the native collagen membrane Geistlich Bio-Gide<sup>®</sup>.</p>

Follow-up after at least 6 months


					<p>Follow-up radiograph 12 months post-operatively shows stable bone levels with the defect completely fi lled.</p>