Surgical repositioning of infra-occluded dental implants in the orthognathic management of a Class III open-bite patient


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Australasian Orthodontic Journal

Australian Society of Orthodontists

Subject: Dentistry, Orthodontics & Medicine


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Surgical repositioning of infra-occluded dental implants in the orthognathic management of a Class III open-bite patient

Kyung-A Kim / Kang-Min Kim / Tae-Hee Lee / Tae-Joon Park / Ki-Ho Park *

Citation Information : Australasian Orthodontic Journal. Volume 35, Issue 2, Pages 210-217, DOI:

License : (CC BY 4.0)

Published Online: 20-July-2021



Dental implants placed in the maxillary anterior region have a high risk of aesthetic complications caused by later infra-occlusion and may subsequently require special therapeutic considerations to achieve optimal aesthetic and functional results. Based on the severity, possible treatment options for infra-occluded implants include replacement of the implant restoration, alveolar distraction osteogenesis, repositioning by a segmental osteotomy, or the removal of the implant. The present case report describes the successful application of bi-maxillary orthognathic surgery combined with an anterior segmental osteotomy for the correction of a Class III open-bite malocclusion complicated by severely infra-occluded implants.

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