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Abstract

Slow orthodontic extrusion (SOE) for implant site development, was introduced in 1991. It has been more than 20 years since this treatment was applied in our clinical practice. In this paper, we investigate surgeon's expectation of SOE for special requirements of immediate implantation by a clinical case. We also review case reports/case series searched from PubMed and inspect the power of evidence of these reports from the integration of data collection, and try to define the value of SOE. If the SOE cannot eliminate at least one surgical procedure, we need to consider the necessity of SOE before implant surgery.

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