There is about 11mm of bone from the alveolar crest to the base of the nose, Is this enough occlusogingival bone volume for a narrow platform implant?
I torqued the implant down to 35Ncm. I had a space around the coronal half of the implant of 1-4mm.
Have you used titanium mesh and what is your opinion?
I did a block graft 2 months ago and it appears that there is some radiographic bone loss around the screw, and I’m wondering if this is common.
I recently did a lateral sinus lift and bone graft. The post-op orthopantomograph of the patient after 3 weeks does not show much of the radio-opacity as seen post-op 2 days radiograph in the sinus lift area/grafted area.
I am a dental student and I am trying to figure out the difference between a dense-PTFE membrane and a expanded-PTFE membrane. What exactly is the difference?
My treatment plan was to extract #12, 13 and 14 atraumatically, place bone graft material and allow the graft sites to heal for 5 months and then place implants.
A CT scan was taken yesterday and a gap was seen between the graft and the ridge, approximately 0.5mm wide.
My impression is that a lot of the bone loss and graft failure is secondary to micromovement and particulate migration and that this could be circumvented with a rigid “cage” covering the graft.
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After 4 months the bone graft had a radiographic appearance comparable to the surrounding bone so I placed a wide platform dental implant.
A question came up at our dental implants study club recently and I thought I would post it to get others opinions. The question was: when is it best and when it not best to graft an upper molar socket that you know will require an antral wall sinus lift augmentation later in order to place a dental implant?
Any advice on the best way to secure socket grafts in mandibular molar sites during socket preservation? I plan on placing a Collaplug to cover the socket graft along with a removable flipper covering the graft site.
I recently had a failure of an Alloderm graft placed via a vertical incision medial to previous extraction site and graft # 10. I felt that I had sufficient relaxation of the pocket to prevent compression.
I laid a full thickness flap to place a dental implant in the maxillary canine area. The buccal and lingual cortical plates were healthy and sound. But at the height of the alveolar crest, the bone was cancellous without a cortical bone outer surface. I filled the defect with Dyna putty graft material.
I placed a mineralized freeze dried bone graft and titanium reinforced membrane over an alveolar ridge deficiency and facial defect #9 area. After about 5 weeks, the membrane became exposed on the palate and eventually I had to remove it.
I have performed a bone block graft from the ramus on the anterior maxilla for future dental implant placement. During healing I had a small fenestration of the flap and exposure of the graft.
I have had two bone grafts, both of which have failed due to ‘exposure’ of the graft material. Specialists I have seen claim that the synthetic material used is cause of the failures…
I placed two Straumann ITI dental implants about one week ago in #19 and 20 areas. The implant in the area of #20 had insufficient buccal bone…
I placed a dental implant in in the #4, 5 area 5-years ago using a 2-stage surgical protocol. The implant was restored with a cement retained PFM.
Upon examination, buccal bone was resorbed and bone graft is a must in order to proceed with dental implant placement. Which grafting technique and time frame should I use?
Does anyone have any idea why this hematoma formed and why the patient developed such a large extra-oral swelling?
In which cases should distraction be used? What kinds of complications have you encountered?
I started placing dental implants this past year using Noble Tapered Groovy and have run into issues placing them in my last two cases.
The most important lesson to be learned from the
literature, as well as from my own personal experience, is that when a
tooth is extracted, a bone augmentation or preservation procedure must
be instituted at the time of extraction.