Case Study

Management of a “blow-out” defect on a maxillary canine

By Dr. Frédéric Chapon

A “Blow-Out defect” is the sudden disappearance of supporting bone about a tooth. In such situations, case management can be complex and demanding. In this case the tooth involved was a maxillary canine. It took several months of therapy to regenerate sufficient bone volume in the region to support an implant.

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