Implant displacement into the mandible: An unusual complication during implant surgery

Re Mee Doh, Nan Sim Pang, Kee Deog Kim, Wonse Park

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Abstract

In contrast with problems regarding initial stability of dental implants in the posterior maxilla, heat generation during bone drilling is one of the complications that can occur in the mandible which is usually composed of dense bone. This report presents an unusual case of implant displacement into the mandibular posterior area of a middle-aged woman. This problem was presumably caused by poor bone density, loss of cortical bone engagement, and differences in bone quality between the alveolar bone and the basal bone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-348
Number of pages4
JournalImplant dentistry
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oral Surgery

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