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?
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?