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Louwrens Swart

Biography

Dr. Louwrens Swart received a DDS degree and a Masters Degree in Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery from Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. In Cape Town, he is in private practice specializing in immediate implant placement, bone grafting and socket preservation techniques. He is the current President of the Cape Society for Dental Implantology. In 2007, he served on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Nobel Biocare World Conference and has served as a moderator, presenter, commentator and expert panel member and performed several live surgeries at dental implant conferences and courses. Dr. Swart serves on the editorial advisory board of the Open Journal of Implant Dentistry (SA). He received Merit Awards for his contribution to implantology from the South African Society for Dental Implantology in 2008 and 2012.

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Replacement of failed implants (functional or esthetic) can be a daunting task and often achieves unsatisfactory results. A decision on implant removal, according to set guidelines, should be made as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary tissue loss. Normal bone physiology should...

Anterior implants
Implants in compromised sites
Bone grafting and regeneration
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Patient cases

A 28-year-old male patient presented after a bilateral sagittal split osteotomy performed to correct a Class II deep bite. During the same surgery, an autogenous chin graft was placed in order to augment the anterior maxilla. 

Radiology
Anterior implants
Bone grafting and regeneration