This case report describes a rare displacement of a dental implant in the infratemporal fossa, which occurred during placement of the implant into the pterygoid process with computer-assisted technology. The implant was immediately removed by means of an intraoral approach to prevent any neurologic complications. Although computer-aided systems in implant surgery represent a reliable and effective tool, the surgeon should always instruct the patient on the necessary behavior during implant placement and the risks associated with a lack of adherence to these recommendations.

A dental implant in the infratemporal fossa: case report.

NOCINI, Pier Francesco;DE SANTIS, Daniele;PROCACCI, Pasquale
2013

Abstract

This case report describes a rare displacement of a dental implant in the infratemporal fossa, which occurred during placement of the implant into the pterygoid process with computer-assisted technology. The implant was immediately removed by means of an intraoral approach to prevent any neurologic complications. Although computer-aided systems in implant surgery represent a reliable and effective tool, the surgeon should always instruct the patient on the necessary behavior during implant placement and the risks associated with a lack of adherence to these recommendations.
complications; dental implants; foreign body
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