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Article: Volume 42 Number 1 Page 68 - January/February 2015

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  Dent Update 2015; 42: 68-77

Implantology:  The Role of Dental Implants in the Management of Dento-Alveolar Trauma Part 2

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Abstract: Patients who suffer dento-alveolar trauma present a unique challenge for the dentist. There are numerous options to consider when attempting to restore the dentition. This article reviews the role of dental implants and how thorough planning and execution of such treatment could result in an optimal outcome.

Clinical relevance: Knowledge of the role of dental implants and factors imperative for a successful treatment outcome will assist the clinician in achieving optimal restorative results.

Author notes: Eugene Gamble, BDS, MFD RCSI, MClinDent, MPerioRCSEd, FFD(Perio) RCSI, Specialist Postgraduate Trainee (Periodontology) and Shakeel Shahdad, BDS, MMedSc, FDS RCS(Ed), FDS(Rest Dent) RCS(Ed), DDS, Consultant and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Department of Restorative Dentistry, The Royal London Dental Hospital, New Road, London E1 1BB, UK.

Objective: To discuss the potential management of dento-alveolar trauma with dental implants.