I have a male patient with rheumatoid arthritis and Type II diabetes. What additional precautions should I take before placing an implant?
I placed implants in a 48 year old female patient. She is currently experiencing paresthesia of her lower right lip.
The implant patient complains of episodes of pain and heaviness in the area where the implant was placed.
I have more and more patients that are asking if they can have a MRI after dental implant placement.
I now have a vertical defect on only the distal, but I am concerned since it is only 5 weeks out.
My x-ray shows some bone loss around one of the implant fixtures. Could it be peri-implantitis?
Now the patient is complaining of pain in his anterior mandible extending from the alveolar ridge to his chin. All objective the signs are still normal. How should I approach this?
I placed a Keystone implant in #19 and upon completion of the installation, I discovered a dehiscence on the lingual side of the implant with one thread exposed.
After 1 year, the bone has resorbed on the buccal cortical plate and there is only a thin gingival layer of tissue over the labial aspect of the implant fixture.
Patient is indicating dull throbing pain in area above the implant.
Unfortunately, one month later the implant crown has sunk about 3 mm’s into the tissue and is a little mobile
How do I get the implant out without destroying the buccal cortical plate?
I have a patient who has had 2 implant failures in site for tooth #9.
I placed an implant fixture #5 area and recently a radiograph revealed a small amount of bone loss on the mesial.
The inferior alveolar nerve space is quite unusual in that it is over 10mm in height and over 4mm in width.
Recently we extracted a lower left second premolar [#20] which had a huge periapical odontogenic cyst.
Does anyone have experience with treating an implant fixture that fractured under occlusal loading?
I noticed pus discharge on finger pressure on the labial side and radiographs show bone loss in the shape of crater up to the 3rd thread of the implant.
On 5/5/09 I placed a Zimmer implant at #10 with no flap in a very atraumatic placement and placed a metal healing cap in a 32 yo male in good health. Later, the patient called and said he had a metal taste within 2 hours of the surgery.
I have a male patient with Tetralogy of Fallot who has been treatment planned for implants.
This is apparently the first time the oral surgeon has had such a high failure rate with regard to osseointegration and he is of the opinion that the implant failure was caused by my use of Reuteri.
The problem is that I recently had one implant fail. What I have done is to remove the implant, curette the area and place bone graft. I have prescribed 2 weeks of antibiotics.
I have several patients that I have treatment planned for implant placement and restoration who have suffered from heavy metal poisoning – such as mercury.
The dental implant patient had the denture for the whole weekend and she presented three days later with a swelling under her nose and seems to extend from the left central incisor area to the left canine area.
I placed one implant on the #13 site [maxillary left second premolar] but underestimated how far from the maxillary first premolar I should have drilled the pilot hole. If I leave the implant fixture as is, will it osseointegrate?