I plan to make final impressions at the abutment level and then insert the permanent bridges. In the past I made implant level impressions and then inserted the permanent abutments and bridges at the same time. Anything wrong with making abutment level impressions like I am planning?
I have an elderly female patient with a history of rheumatoid arthritis who is almost completely edentulous in her maxilla.
What is the current thinking on grafting extraction sites? My understanding is that if the buccal cortical plate is intact there is no need to graft.
I read an article in the current issue of JOMI on the Accuracy of Different Impression Techniques for Internal-Connection Implants which described a technique for making implant level impressions on slightly malaligned implant fixtures.
What is the consensus on sinus grafting at the time of extraction of an infected tooth, such as with a failed root canal treatment
I have a patient who has had 2 implant failures in site for tooth #9.
Could anyone please tell me how to sterilize the new Ankylos surgical kit?
I placed my first tapered dental implant. I usually place cylinder shaped implants with straight walls. I made the osteotomy site too large.
I will later place implants in 13 and 14 positions and splint two crowns. Would this treatment plan provide the best chance of success for this situation?
Does anyone have experience using the Waterlase MD as an adjunct in performing the final osteotomy at the floor of the sinus in preparation for an internal sinus lift?
My only question is how do I angle the implant fixtures in the canine and central incisor sites?
My only question at this point is should I drape the implant patient and cover everything except her mouth, eyes and nose?
I place my own implants and have just started doing immediate placement and immediate temporization. I am thinking now that maybe I could do the permanent restoration with CAD/CAM in-house.
How durable is the titanium oxide layer on the surface of the implant fixture? If this surface comes into contact with a metallic instrument or glove will the surface be removed or contaminated to the point where it will be useless for osseointegration?
I have seen a ton of articles in the peer reviewed literature supporting the use of all-on-4 implant design. But what do you experienced practitioners who have used the system say about its longevity and durability?
Are there any true absolute contra-indications for small diameter implants as compared to conventional dental implants?
Can a palatal sinus tract develop so quickly after implant placement if a perforation did occur?
I have treatment planned a bilateral external sinus lift on a patient. While I was reviewing the CBVT scan I noticed on the lower part of the maxillary sinus an apparent thickening of the sinus membrane of about 5mm.
There is a bewildering array of different materials available for bone grafting procedures. How do you choose which bone graft material to use?
A recent article concluded that if case selection was appropriate and some modifications in technique were used that natural teeth could be connected to dental implants.
My surgeon has told me that after he does these procedures I will have to wait 9 -12 months for the bone grafts to completely heal before he can go in and place the implant fixtures.
I have not been able to capture clear impressions of the margins. I really do not want to remove the abutments and take a new implant level impression and make a second set of abutments.
I read an article in a peer reviewed dental journal describing a new technique for achieving more predictable results in bone grafting implants where the threads have been exposed.
I saw an advertisement for using hybrid implants (2.9mm) for crown and bridge applications. These are wider than mini implants and narrower than conventional implants.
I am doing an implant supported mandibular fixed partial denture for an elderly edentulous patient, and my oral surgeon and lab are recommending to different protocols.