The attached gingiva is now healthy but the patient now reports pain only at night when the mandibular overdenture is out of the mouth.
What is the best way to lead up to recommending dental implants in a treatment plan restoration?
I would love some comments comparing and contrasting the various piezo surgery systems that are now on the market.
How do I contour the buccal of the temporary crown to prevent gingival recession?
The patient asked me however if she was allowed to use toothpaste she buys at the store to brush her implants or if she only had to use water and a small brush.
Is there anything else I can do to reduce the deposition of calculus on the dental implants?
Is there anything to the view that to achieve increased success in the placement of implants, the dentist should microsurgical techniques?
I want to minimize the amount of chipping of porcelain on my implant crown and bridge cases. What are the strongest alloy and porcelain combinations?
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.
My oral surgeon is recommending 2 implants for the posterior sextants and 2 implants for the anterior sextant. What do you think?
Recently, I have bought a number of new instruments to do atraumatic extractions to preserve bone so I need to do less bone grafting for implants.
My only concern is that when I make the fixed partial denture will it support the lips and facial muscles as well as the complete denture?
My dentist says that the crowns should be a bit shorter so there is not direct contact on the biting surface and this will make them last longer.
I know some of my colleagues use pneumatic crown and bridge removers for natural teeth. Can we use this on implant retained bridges?
Does anyone have experience with Grafton Flex, a demineralized bone fiber product?
My periodontist has told me that a recall every 3 months is the best schedule. My hygienists use plastic tipped scalers to clean the implant abutments and components.
I have a patient who is treatment planned for a maxillary overdenture supported by 4-implants in the second premolar and canine areas
If I place a wide platform implant in #2 site and a regular platform in #5 site, will that be enough support for a 4-unit bridge extending from #2 to #5?
My surgeon suggested that after he places the other implant fixtures I convert the overdenture into a provisional hybrid partial denture so the patient can get used to wearing a fixed appliance.
Has anybody used the laser to do part of the surgery for dental implant placement? I would think that the laser would be very useful for making the initial incisions through the soft tissue at the implant site.
When you replace a maxillary canine with a dental implant, is it necessary to place a wide platform implant fixture or will a regular platform be satisfactory?
Dentatus has just come out with Anew, their long-term dental implants with screw retention for provisional implant supported fixed partial dentures.
I am planning to perform a bone augmentation procedure on this region before doing implant placement using a Tutoplast graft.
What are dental labs doing about die relief on implant abutments?
I am a general dentist and have experience placing Nobel Biocare, Biomet 3i and Straumann ITI dental implants. I am now thinking about switching to Ankylos.