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?
Is there anyone using the Arrow Implant manufactured by the Brain Base Corp. in Japan? I am interested in the RBM surface that this implant system utilizes.
Is it better to place the implant and torque it down and then place the graft around it? Or should I graft the socket first and then insert the implant fixture into the socket?
I just attended a lecture about connecting implants and natural teeth. It seems that the philosophy has changed.
Are any of you using this design with 5 free-standing implants to retain a maxillary overdenture with a horeshoe major connector design?
I have seen a new technique for augmentation of vertical height of bone on deficient alveolar ridges. You harvest autogenous bone and mix it with particulate bone graft material and/or particulate hydroxyapatite and deliver this on to the ridge.
Is CBVT really necessary for easy implant cases?
I have read the literature on radio frequency analysis and am impressed by what it can do for implant placement.
One problem is that the opposing #3 has super-erupted and I need to do an occlusal adjustment to establish a harmonious plain of occlusion.
I would like to use a ball type of attachment to retain a mandibular overdenture. I have heard some lecturers say that this is a better attachment design because it allows for universal movement around the ball which is something that other attachments are not capable of doing.
How much attached gingiva is necessary for maintaining periodontal health after implants are placed in the anterior mandible? Is a zone of attached gingiva of 5mm width adequate?
On 5/5/09 I placed a Zimmer implant at #10 with no flap in a very atraumatic placement and placed a metal healing cap in a 32 yo male in good health. Later, the patient called and said he had a metal taste within 2 hours of the surgery.
I attended a dental implant meeting where several lecturers demonstrated how to make a temporary crown on an implant replacing a maxillary central incisor.
I have placed a Straumann ITI bone level implant in site 11. I want to achieve an aesthetic emergence profile to match the 21
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?