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The International Journal of Prosthodontics



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Int J Prosthodont 31 (2018), No. 6     22. Jan. 2019
Int J Prosthodont 31 (2018), No. 6  (22.01.2019)

Page 529-530

Invited Commentary: On Host Site Preservation and Augmentation for Single-Implant Replacement: Is Less More?
Walton, Terry
So-called site preservation and augmentation are frequently touted as quasi-obligatory following singletooth
extraction, especially in the esthetic zone. The profession deserves to know who drives this approach
(informed patients, or product manufacturers via the enthusiastic advocacy of circuit lecturers?) and the longterm
documented outcomes associated with this intervention's claimed efficacy, effectiveness, and unintended