The digital POIP concept: Preorthodontic implant placement.J Esthet Restor Dent. 2020 Sep; 32(6):545-553.JE
The aim of this report is to present an interdisciplinary treatment involving periodontics, orthodontics, dental implant placement, and prosthodontics with a fully digital dentistry approach.
The patient presented with an edentulous ridge on the area of the lower left lateral incisor as well as gingival recession on the adjacent teeth. After performing a digital orthodontic setup and indirect bonding bracket placement, a dental implant placement was carried out before orthodontic treatment in combination with guided bone regeneration (GBR), connective tissue graft (CTG) and periodontal accelerated osteogenic orthodontics (PAOO). In a 6-month period, orthodontic treatment was fully completed and the dental implant was restored at 8 months. Following one-and-a-half years, significant gingival recession reduction was accomplished and soft tissue augmentation around the dental implant appeared stable with a good functional and esthetic result.
The use of the digital POIP concept with a proper diagnosis and careful planning is crucial for reducing treatment time and enhancing precision.