Multi-Modal Oral Implantology. The Screw-Blade Single-Implant for the Replacement of the Upper Molar: A Case Report


  •   Luca Dal Carlo

  •   Zeno Dal Carlo

  •   Marco E. Pasqualini

  •   Franco Rossi

  •   Mike Shulman


Intense forces are naturally downloading on molar roots. Due to inflammation, the post-extraction sockets of the upper molars are often poor of bone on one side. A single implant supporting a prosthetic crown can easily go subject to displacing forces that reabsorbed and recently healed bone can hardly bear. By utilizing a couple of prosthetic roots, i.e.: one screw implant in the side in which bone is richer and one blade implant in the side in which the bony wall has gone subject to reabsorption, it is possible to build a better supported prosthetic crown. The clinical cases performed by the Authors confirm the validity of this implant architecture.

Aim of the work is to describe a post-extraction multi-modal implantological technique useful for replacing the roots of upper molars with poor bone support on one side.

Materials and Methods: Combination of submerged screw implant and submerged blade implant or emergent screw implant and emergent blade implant welded intraorally.

Discussion: The combination of a palatal screw implant and a buccal blade implant, or vice versa, allowed to solve clinical cases and to make reliable prosthetic crowns.

Conclusions: The presence of variable residual anatomies in the molar area of the upper jaw recommends the use of morphologically different implant shapes, suitable for the construction of a biomechanically functional prosthetic abutment. Specifically in the presence of bone resorption, the combination of a screw implant and a blade implant allowed us to obtain a reliable abutment. Given the small number of cases performed, further research will confirm the positive results of this technique.

Keywords: Blade implant, post-extraction implant, wedge form implant


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Dal Carlo, L., Dal Carlo, Z., Pasqualini, M. E., Rossi, F., & Shulman, M. (2021). Multi-Modal Oral Implantology. The Screw-Blade Single-Implant for the Replacement of the Upper Molar: A Case Report. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 3(6), 17–22.