Socket-Shield technique: Where do we stand today?


Published: 12 September 2022
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Authors

  • S. AlHachache Cranio-facial Research Laboratory, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Saint-Joseph University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.
  • B. Husseini Cranio-facial Research Laboratory, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Saint-Joseph University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.
  • R. Younes Cranio-facial Research Laboratory, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Saint-Joseph University of Beirut, Beirut - Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Saint-Joseph University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

Aim: The aim of this systematic review is to present and analyse the available manuscripts that have developed the topic of Socket shield technique and provide insights about the different emerging surgical protocols and prognosis in the topic.

Materials and methods: Randomized clinical trials, prospective cohort and retrospective studies were selected from the MEDLINE database (PubMed and OVID) up to December 2021 evaluating the surgical techniques as well as long term efficacy and prognosis of the Socket shield technique.

Results: Following the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 8 articles were eligible to this study.  In total 397 patients were treated using the socket shield technique, 6 articles presented a follow up for 5 years, one for 4 years and one for 10 years.

Conclusion: Socket shield technique is a promising alternative after tooth removal in preventing post-extractional ridge alterations thus saving the pink and white esthetics score. However, the latter technique presents a highly sensitive surgical protocle that needs a skilled surgeon.

 

Keywords:  dental implants, partial extraction, root membrane, ridge preservation, socket shield.


AlHachache, S., Husseini, B., & Younes, R. (2022). Socket-Shield technique: Where do we stand today?. Journal of Osseointegration, 14(3), 194–200. https://doi.org/10.23805/JO.2022.14.28

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