Recently we extracted a lower left second premolar [#20] which had a huge periapical odontogenic cyst.
I am just wondering if placing a V-ring against the implant crown will pose any danger to the implant because of the pressure the springing action will exert on the implant.
With several high profile narrow diameter implant systems on the market, we’re wondering if the Atlas system is truly distinct?
Most of the implant retained mandibular overdentures that I have seen have two implants, but some lecturers recommend three and some say to place minis.
When making an impression of multiple implant fixtures in one arch, is the best procedure to splint all the transfer impression copings together with resin?
I am about to restore a bone level Straumann implant in the 15 site. I noticed that the implant fixture is not in the ideal parallel position.
I would like to know from other dentists placing implants of their experience with the use of chlorhexidine, and whether it is negative or positive when used during surgery?
Where can I find more information about the CTX Test and guidelines for use in diagnosing and treatment planning patients for implants?
Does anyone have experience with treating an implant fixture that fractured under occlusal loading?
I’m not sure if I will be able to achieve primary stability. If not, do I have to go back in and to remove the titanium screws that I used to hold the block graft in place?
ut when I went in to torque down the abutment, the implant began to spin in the socket. What do I do now?
I tightened the implant beyond 45 Ncm. It’s the fourth post-operative day and the patient still has pain which is relieved with analgesics.
I am planning on using osteotomes to fracture the floor of the sinus and elevate it 4mm in order to gain adequate bone height to place 4.1x8mm tapered implants.
If an implant fails and exfoliates by itself or is extracted, can that implant be sterilized and reused?
I placed a parallel wall cylinder implant 4×11.5 at #29 site, mandibular right second premolar, on a 37 year-old healthy woman.
I have seen advertisements for Osteocel, which describe this as a bone matrix product containing stem cells
When I viewed the immediate post-op panoramic radiograph, I noticed that I had packed in a bit more graft than I really needed and this appears to have obliterated part of the maxillary sinus cavity.
I have a patient with an HA MicroVent 10 X 3.7 implant in the #4 region which was placed in 1989.
On the periapical radiograph the root apex appears very close to the nasopalatine foramen. What are my chances of injuring the nerve?
I re-entered the site and placed two implants. The block graft cracked. I filled the fractured areas with Bio-Oss and covered it with a membrane.
I talked with my oral surgeon who is very conservative and careful. His recommendation is not to use cantilevered pontics in the posterior maxilla because 80% of the occlusal force on those pontics will be transmitted to the adjacent implant.
Is there any way that I can use an implant as an abutment for a removable partial denture? Is there some protocol for using a particular attachment system like ERA or Locator to use the implant for retention of the removable partial denture?
I have an implant case which involved ridge splitting, implant placement, guided bone regeneration using Bio-Oss (Osteohealth) and Epiguide membrane (Riemser) in the left posterior mandible area (35-37).
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.
I have a female patient in her early 50’s with a history of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, are there any precautions to take prior to implant surgery?