A Step-By-Step Technique for the Piezosurgical Removal of Fractured ImplantsMessina, Antonello Maria, DDS*; Marini, Luca, DDS†; Marini, Ettore, MD, DDS*Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: November 2018 - Volume 29 - Issue 8 - p 2116–2118 doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000004553 Clinical Studies Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics With the increasing popularity of dental implants, the removal of fractured implants has become a major challenge for clinicians. Several tools can be used for the removal of osseointegrated implants; however, few of these have the characteristics of easy control, selective cutting, and rapid healing. In this study, the authors describe a step-by-step technique for the removal of osseointegrated fractured implants via multiple peri-implant osteotomies performed using a piezoelectric device and appropriate inserts. All patients ended with primary wound closure without any soft tissue dehiscence and no healing problems during the postoperative period. As the use of ultrasonic inserts enables precise and selective cuts, piezosurgical implant removal is an attractive alternative to trephine burs or rotary drills. *Studio Medico Associato Marini Messina, Rome, Italy †University Vasile Goldis of Arad, Arad, Romania. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Antonello Maria Messina, DDS, Via Salaria 394/b, Rome 00199, Italy; E-mail: email@example.com Received 15 January, 2018 Accepted 14 February, 2018 The authors report no conflicts of interest. © 2018 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.