Implant close to canine: remove or leave?

Last Updated August 15, 2016

This is my 12th implant case and unfortunately due to poor planning I placed it very close to the canine. The canine is vital and PDL space is intact. I had lined up the osteotomy and had taken radiographs to check the angulation but I must have been off. This is 1 week post-op. My question is: Should I remove the implant? Should I leave it and continue to observe? Will this provide adequate support for a distal cantilevered bridge? The patient is aware of risks to canine and also wanted me to do a distal cantilever bridge from the implant,which I have discouraged. But, I wanted opinion from my peers here.



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