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Citation: Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2015 Nov-Dec;35(6):835-41.

Authors: Miltiadis E. Mitsias, Konstantinos D. Siormpas, Eleni Kontsiotou-Siormpa, Hari Prasad, David Garber, Georgios A. Kotsakis

Abstract: The aim of this study was to present in detail the clinical steps of the root-membrane technique. This technique combines the benefits of conventional root submergence via intentional maintenance of a root fragment for ridge preservation with those of immediate implant placement for functional rehabilitation of the treated site. A case study of a tooth diagnosed with a horizontal root fracture is used to illustrate this technique step by step. The clinical application of the root-membrane technique not only allowed for immediate placement in a site with compromised buccal plate but also facilitated excellent clinical stability of soft tissue contours during the 3 years of follow-up.

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