I was thinking that it would be a good idea to connect all the impression copings with Triad material (gel) before taking the impression, thus creating a verification jig?
I would like to know what other clinicians using dental implants with the different kinds of neck topographies have observed. Do you see a significantly greater loss of bone with necks with other kinds of surface topographies?
Are there any indications for using AlloDerm (Lifecell) around dental implants? If so, what is the preferred technique for placing the Alloderm?
Dr. Stefan asks: I have heard about a new material being used for dental implant fixtures that is similar to resin-composite. Are any of you familiar with this material?
Should I use cement or screw retention? Is the prevailing opinion in the restoration of dental implants moving in the direction of cement retention? If so, why?
An improved Epi-Guide(tm) Barrier membrane is being introduced by Curasan, recognized innovators in osseoregeneration products, to meet clinician requests for a more malleable, less rigid product. This easier-to-handle membrane remains the only bioresorbable synthetic matrix on the market with a unique three-layer technology to provide predictable healing.
Joan, a patient, asks: I have just learned I may have a sensitivity/adverse response to the MONOMER material used in making dentures/overdentures.
Dr. Charlton asks:I am concerned about placing pure titanium dental implants. The alloy implants appear to be stronger.
here seems to be some controversy over torquing down the abutment screw when placing dental implants. Most of the dental implant crowns and bridges that I do involve torquing down the abutment and then cementing the crown or bridge.
One complication encountered in dental implant restoration occurs when the internal threads of the dental implant become stripped or bent.
One of the most challenging areas in implant dentistry is to achieve passive insertion of a screw-retained metal framework for a bar-retained overdenture or a fixed partial denture.