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Implants Too Close: Can I Use Orthodontics To Create Space?

Last Updated July 07, 2008
Reviewed By:  OsseoNews Team

Dr. A. asks:
I am a general dentist and I think I have a problem with a dental case I have just done. I am replacing a second premolar and first molar in the mandible. I placed 2 Straumann ITI dental implants. The surgical placement went just fine and I achieved excellent primary stability. My problem is that I think I placed the dental implants too close together. I am not sure what the minimum distance [mesiodistal] is between adjacent implants. My question is can I use orthodontics to move the implants apart to create adequate space? I have a fair amount of experience in orthodontics. Thoughts?

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