Clinical Questions

Most recent news relating to dental implants.

Narrow or Regular Platform Implant?

I am really not sure about this because sometimes the radiograph looks like there is adequate bone and then after I reflect the flap I see that the buccal cortical plate is very thin or dehisced. When this happens I usually go to a 3.5mm implant fixture to makes sure that I have enough bone volume.

Abutment Level Impressions vs. Implant Level Impressions?

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?