I am getting ready to insert a full-arch fixed partial denture that has both screw retention and cement retention. What is the best way to insert this?
I have seen numerous examples of maxillary overdenture supported by the alveolar ridges and retained by 4 implants. Have there been any long term studies in the literature validating this treatment philosophy?
I sent a dental implant patient over to my oral surgeon to find out if he could have a bone graft on his maxillary alveolar ridges to increase bone height, width and volume.
The literature seems to supports the view that the junction of the abutment and implant fixture is a potential source of infection and inflammation.
I recently attended a lecture where the teacher showed some examples of complications that arose from excess cement being extruded from the crown margin and deep into the gingival tissue.
The soft tissue around the implants looks great. There is no evidence of anything being wrong. But how do I determine if the implants are osseointegrated?
I have a male patient with Tetralogy of Fallot who has been treatment planned for implants.
My peridontist says this will not work because cantilevers generally fail and always place a great deal of force on the implant adjacent to the cantilever.
For personal religious reasons I do not want animal or human bone graft material to be placed in my body.
Can you use the CEREC to make a 3-unit bridge to cement over implants?
Should I expect my periodontist or oral surgeon to use BMP or PRP or any of the new bioactive materials to promote osseointegration?
Is it better to place one 5mm implant or two narrower implants and interproximally disk adjacent teeth?
Could I place mini implants in the posterior area to support and retain a removable partial denture with a saddle area on the one side?
Has anyone used the Intra-Lock mini implant system to replace maxillary lateral incisors in a space too small for conventional implants?
I am just starting out with the restoration of dental implants placed by my surgeon. He recommends that we do some immediate temporary crown cases.
When I send my crown and bridge cases to the dental laboratory, I specify how many coats of die spacer I want placed on my master dies. Should we be doing the same thing for implant crown and bridge cases?
I am allergic to titanium, however, I want to get dental implants.
While attempting to drill the osteotomies, the drill became lodged in the stent and would not turn.
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?