Management of implant fracture: a clinical report

Horia Mihail Barbu 1, Claudia Florina Andreescu 1, Doina Lucia Ghergic 1
1 Faculty of Dental Medicine, University Titu Maiorescu Bucharest, Romania

Implant fracture is a rare complication of dental implant treatment, but this complication represents failure of treatment. A case of fracture of an endosseous dental implant occurring in a middle-age woman, 18 months after placement is reported. The implant replaced the mandibular first premolar in a four-unit bridge supported by two implants. The treatment plan consist of placement of additional implants simultaneous with removal of the fractured implant and reconstruction of bone loss. The bone collected from implant placement and implant removal was used to regenerate surgical site.