I would like your opinion with regards the lower right 1st premolar (#44), would you extract or restore this tooth?
Examination revealed severe bone loss in all four quadrants including the lower molar implants.
The bone in this case does not appear dense as compared to other cases that I eventually placed implants in.
#29 implant also has a lingual inclination. Should I explant #29 implant at this time?
Note the massive bone loss around the implants. Patient is a heavy bruxer but is too lazy to wear the protective nightguard.
The pattern of bone loss is what is puzzling to me as is the island of bone that can be seen on the mesial aspect.
After implant placement, the white lesion appeared on the buccal mucosa.
If I am to restore this case, what type of abutments should I use?
I have a healthy patient without medical complications who needed implants in all 4 posterior quadrants.
My patient required bone augmentation for implant installation in his upper left.
The patient is asymptomatic and the implant is healing well. It is clear that I perforated the floor of the maxillary sinus.
Patient presented with history of trauma to the mandibular anterior teeth and had avulsed tooth #24 and a dental implant placed by a previous surgeon 3 years prior to being referred to the practice.
I have a patient complaining of a bad taste coming from her dental implants and she wants them removed!
I now have looseness/movement of the crown/abutment on the NobelActive even though I have the screw tight to 35Ncm.
The periapical radiographs revealed significant bone loss on the mesial of #23.
One of the anterior implants appear to be in or bordering the inferior turbinate.
She is complaining of a dull ache in the area of 21 implant buccal gingivae base of sulcus, which is relieved when pressing on the gum where the implant apex would be.
I have a patient who has a broken healing abutment on a Straumann implant. Any ideas for this case?
I informed the patient that several of her implants were not doing well and would likely need to be removed.
If it is Branemark, can I use their Unigrip driver to remove the abutment screw?
Almost all implants are supracrestal, the patient is not wearing any prosthesis and appears to have a loss of vertical dimension of occlusion with moderate attrition in the anterior region.
I plan to perform crestal approach lift, and lift approximately 3-4mm. My comfort zone would be to place a longer implant in 14 area but concerned about possible tear trying to lift too much, therefore planning to make diameter wider.
The postoperative X-ray showed that the implant & the adjacent root of 1st premolar are in contact.
Should I extract 34 and 45 and wait 3 months for healing before implanting on both sides, or should I place implants immediately?
After preparing osteotomy site I was unable achieve primary stability so I went to a 4.7mm Zimmer implant.