Immediate Placement of an Endosseous Root-Form Implant in an HIV-Positive Patient: Report of a Case

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Abstract

Use of combination antiretroviral therapy regimens, including a protease inhibitor, has greatly improved the survival and systemic health of HIV-positive patients. Due to the esthetic requirements of the patient in this case report, placement of an endosseous implant into a fresh extraction site, restored with a single crown, was the treatment of choice. The implant and restoration are functioning well 18 months after placement of the fixture. J Periodontol 1998;69:1167-1171.

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