One month ago I placed 4 Sterngold 3.5X8mm dental implants between the mental foramina on a patient without much alveolar bone height. They are only intended for full denture retention.
I want to increase the number of immediate restorations on the implants I place and my understanding is that NobelActive is the best implant fixture for that purpose.
Is computer guided implant surgery always successful to the extent that laying a flap is really not necessary?
Is it just me or are other dentists having problems with porcelain fractures on their crowns and bridges.
What temporary cement should I use to make it possible to retrieve a cement retained bridge?
I know this seems like a silly question but is it possible to have an allergic reaction to Bio-Oss or Bio-Gide (Gestlich)?
The gingival has receded slightly and the metal abutment is showing. Also there has been a graying of the gingival tissue on the labial of the implant. I am considering options.
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.