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?
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