Thoughts on Implant Placement In Atrophic Mandibular Ridge?

Last Updated December 30, 2019
Reviewed By:  Dr. Dale Gerke

Otherwise healthy 70 year old female patient, non-smoker, presented with severe case of peri-implantitis in area of #27. The implant was removed and the area was gently curretted and sutured. Four weeks after the removal of the unhealthy implant, patient underwent CT study for further evaluation of implant placement in area #26 or 25. Patient is now scheduled for implant placement after 10 weeks of healing in area of #25 with fully guided surgical stent. Could you please comment if it would be safe for my patient to undergo implant placement in the area next to a large radiolucency as seen on CT. Please note that after removal of the implant, area #27 has healed nicely and patient has not complained of any pain in that site. Your help as well as thoughts in this matter are greatly appreciated.

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