The achievement of the optimal implant position is a critical consideration in implant surgery, as it can facilitate the ideal prosthesis design and allow adequate oral hygiene maintenance. The switch from bone-driven to prosthetic-driven implant placement, through a comprehensive diagnosis and adequate treatment plan, is a prerequisite for long-term successful implant-based therapy. The aim of the present case report is to describe a step-by-step prosthetic retreatment of a patient with primary treatment failure due to incorrect dental implant placement. Although dental implants achieve high survival rates, the success of implant prosthetic therapy significantly relies on an appropriate implant position. Malpositioned implants can cause damage to vital structures, like nerves or vessels. Moreover, improper implant positioning can result in esthetic, biological, and technical complications and can, in extreme situations, render the desired prosthetic rehabilitation impossible to achieve.
Errors in implant positioning due to lack of planning: A clinical case report of new prosthetic materials and solutions / Tallarico, M.; Scrascia, R.; Annucci, M.; Meloni, S. M.; Lumbau, A. I.; Koshovari, A.; Xhanari, E.; Martinolli, M.. - In: MATERIALS. - ISSN 1996-1944. - 13:8(2020), p. 1883. [10.3390/MA13081883]