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International Journal of Oral Implantology & Clinical Research


Migration of dental implants into the buccal soft tissues is uncommon. Many cases of implant displacement into the maxillary sinus have been reported in the literature. However, the literature has not reported even a single case of implant displacement into the buccal soft tissues. The aim of this report is to present a dental implant that migrated into the buccal soft tissues and disappeared. A 54-year-old male patient was referred to us by his dentist after a dental implant was lost into the oral cavity. The displaced implant was discovered on a panoramic radiograph and retrieved through a transoral approach by extending the existing incision posteriorly.

Keywords: Buccal space, Dental implant, Displacement, Retrieval.

How to cite this article: Bibra A, Mahajan S, Dhawan R. Retrieval of Dental Implant displaced into Buccal Space: A Rare Case Report. Int J Oral Implantol Clin Res 2016;7(1):17-19.

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Conflict of interest: None

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