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Endo Treated Tooth with an Apical Cyst: Implant Placement?

Endo Treated Tooth with an Apical Cyst: Implant Placement?

Patient complains of a broken front tooth (21, endodontically treated) 1.5 years back and wants an implant supported rehabilitation. There…

Severely resorbed lower mandible: implant locator overdenture?

Severely resorbed lower mandible: implant locator overdenture?

This is the most resorbed mandible I have ever had to deal with and wondering whether I could help the patient out by placing 2 anterior…

Is the dental implant material important?

Is the dental implant material important?

I am a patient about to get some dental implants. I have noticed that some companies use titanium grade 4 in manufacturing their implants…

Is this dental implant too close to the roots of canine?

Is this dental implant too close to the roots of canine?

I’m worried about the closeness of the implant with the root of canine .. What do you think? Is this implant too dangerously the roots of…

Which dental implant manufacturer should I choose?

Which dental implant manufacturer should I choose?

Thanks in advance for your help. I have a need for 4 implants. I have been given a choice of 3 different manufacturers. Assuming that I…

Bone Loss around Dental Implant: Options?

Bone Loss around Dental Implant: Options?

I am a patient. The lower left molar was implanted about 6 years ago. It looks I progressively have lost bone around the implant. Originally…

Crestal Sinus Lift using Versah Drills?

Crestal Sinus Lift using Versah Drills?

I am planning crestal sinus lift with Versah drills. This patient had root amputation a couple of years prior, and some grafting, probably…

Deep Dental Implants: Explant or graft or both?

Deep Dental Implants: Explant or graft or both?

Patient has implants on upper left incisors (FDI 21 and 22) that are situated at an unfavorably deep level. This was probably due to the…

Mobile Bridge: Replacement with Fixed Prosthetic and Dental Implants

Mobile Bridge: Replacement with Fixed Prosthetic and Dental Implants

A patient came to the office complaining of the mobility of the old bridges located in the anterior maxillary segment. The treatment plan…

Ailing Dental Implants and Infection: Causes and Treatment?

Ailing Dental Implants and Infection: Causes and Treatment?

Xray for this case is at the bottom of this post. I am a Male patient, 25 year old and in healthy overall condition. I had an extraction of…

Extraction of 25 and bone graft?

Extraction of 25 and bone graft?

This is a 34 yo male whose referring doc requests a consultation for bone block and extraction of #25 for future implant. The patient had…

Bio3 implant restoration?

Bio3 implant restoration?

Editor note: Bio3 Implants feature a conical connection with inner hex. 12° taper provides this connection with perfect fitting and…

Proximity to Nerve: Length of Implant?

Proximity to Nerve: Length of Implant?

This is a rairly straight forward case, but I have concerns about the length of implant due to mental nerve. Thinking a 5.8x9 implant here…

Which is the Culprit: Natural Tooth or Implant?

Which is the Culprit: Natural Tooth or Implant?

I’m a 30-year old female patient with no remarkable health history, apart from some livelong food allergies, hay fever and other heavy…

EthOss in Socket Preservation?

EthOss in Socket Preservation?

Our case involved FDI 13 extracted, the thin ankylosed buccal plate came out with the root, and the whole socket and buccal defect was…

Immediate implant failure: thoughts?

Immediate implant failure: thoughts?

This case involved a 47 year old healthy male, fractured virgin #4 was atraumatically removed. A Biohorizons tapered implant was placed…

Indications for Lingual Frenectomy?

Indications for Lingual Frenectomy?

Patient requires bone augmentation prior to implant placement. Possible need for frenectomy to improve outcome. What are the indications for…

Missing Lower First Molar: Minimal Space?

Missing Lower First Molar: Minimal Space?

Lower first molar missing. Vertical space is minimal. 1 or 2 implants, with or without grafting? What are your recommendations? lower first…

Narrow space for implants?

Narrow space for implants?

I have treatment planned a patient for implants to replace # 24 and 25. There does not appear to be adequate mesiodistal space for…

Mandibular Nerve Damage from Extraction

Mandibular Nerve Damage from Extraction

On 09/28 I surgically removed impacted wisdom tooth # 17. After about 1 week, the patient came back for evaluation and indicated that he…

Thoughts On Surgical Irrigation And Topical Antibiotics for Treatment of Ailing Implants

Thoughts On Surgical Irrigation And Topical Antibiotics for Treatment of Ailing Implants

About 6 month ago otherwise healthy patient who underwent immediate placement/temporazation of implant in the central incisor area #8 with…

Best prosthetic option in this situation?

Best prosthetic option in this situation?

A 50 year male patient with no medical history presented for a failing maxillary bridge. I had no choice other than extractions. Before…

Is 3D Cone Beam now the standard of care for implants?

Is 3D Cone Beam now the standard of care for implants?

I have an ongoing argument with a younger dentist about standard of care. I told him I have been doing dental implants for many years and PA…

Immediate implants and retained over-denture: advice?

Immediate implants and retained over-denture: advice?

Pt presents with unrestorable fractured anterior (8-11) maxillary bridge and wishes to extract remaining teeth and have maxillary denture…

Crestal vs Lateral Sinus Lift?

Crestal vs Lateral Sinus Lift?

This case involves a 47-year old healthy female who wants an implant in the #3 area. Consideration is between crestal vs lateral sinus lift…

Retrieval of fractured Bicon implant abutment?

Retrieval of fractured Bicon implant abutment?

Hello colleagues! First, I wish you all well and hope that everyone is weathering this uncertainty. I’m confident we will get through this…

Alveoloplasty for full arch rehabilitations?

Alveoloplasty for full arch rehabilitations?

When we are doing full arch rehabilitation, how much of Alveoloplasty should we do? I know we have reduce the bone to hide the transition…

Ocrelizumab: External Resorption and Implant Treatment?

Ocrelizumab: External Resorption and Implant Treatment?

I have two patients who have been taking ocrelizumab infusions who have developed medication induced osteonecrosis of the jaw. I have a…

Severe bone loss 10 years after placement: advice?

Severe bone loss 10 years after placement: advice?

I placed this implant about 10 years ago. It was at a different office. About 2 years ago the patient started coming to my practice for…

Positioning and deep implant: thoughts?

Positioning and deep implant: thoughts?

I have a 30 year old female patient in good health. I recently placed the 4 implants that you see. The implant in 24 site is like a deep…

3 implants in his maxillary left posterior maxilla: Implant type?

3 implants in his maxillary left posterior maxilla: Implant type?

I have a new patient who presents with 3 implants in his maxillary left posterior maxilla and 1 implant in #19 site [mandibular left first…

Possibly cold welded healing abutment: what to do?

Possibly cold welded healing abutment: what to do?

I installed a BioHorizon tapered Laser Lok 5.8 x 12mm with an internal connection in #31 site [mandibular right second molar; 47] 2 months…

Identify implants placed in Syria?

Identify implants placed in Syria?

These two implants at #29 and 31 were placed in Syria over 10 years ago. The patient fled the country and has no way of knowing how to get…

Placement of total removable denture: suggestions?

Placement of total removable denture: suggestions?

I have placed 5 implants in the mandible in a female patient, 75 years old. Using BioGide and BioOss I have made a buccal addition on…

Implant #8 area: suggestions grafting?

Implant #8 area: suggestions grafting?

My patient desires an implant for #8. Facial plate is present, but there is obvious defect (canal) on lingual. Suggestions on bone grafting…

Re-torquing implant crowns or abutments?

Re-torquing implant crowns or abutments?

I work with an owner dentist who is convinced that a week after an implant crown is delivered, the patient needs to come back to have it re…

Extraction, Implant Removal, & Grafting: Using PRF, Sticky Bone & Waterlase iPlus

Extraction, Implant Removal, & Grafting: Using PRF, Sticky Bone & Waterlase iPlus

This a 77 year-old patient who was on blood thinners and had to have #6, and #8 removed as they were both unrestorable. We also had to…

Proposed treatment plan for Hahn dental implant?

Proposed treatment plan for Hahn dental implant?

This treatment plan is proposed by a lab for #19. It’s a Hahn implant 5.0x8mm. Is it too deep? Do you see any potential problem restoring it…

Final impression after immediate dental implants placed too deep: options?

Final impression after immediate dental implants placed too deep: options?

I extracted molar tooth #3 instead of planned tooth #2. I placed an implant 3wks after using L-PRF/DFDBA. Two months later, the patient…

Resorbing graft over implant after 4 months: thoughts?

Resorbing graft over implant after 4 months: thoughts?

I placed an implant with buccal graft covered by non-PTFE membrane and buried it 4 months ago. Graft thickness according to CBCT was 2.3mm…

Tenting: Simple Predictable Approach to Graft for Width

Tenting: Simple Predictable Approach to Graft for Width

I travel to different offices doing implants and wisdom teeth. It’s common to review a CBCT of an implant candidate and find adequate height…

Patient with history of draining sinus tract: treatment plan?

Patient with history of draining sinus tract: treatment plan?

I have a 45 year old female patient with a history of a draining sinus tract for the last year from tooth #9 [maxillary left central incisor…

Can an implant be done 20 days after of tooth avulsion?

Can an implant be done 20 days after of tooth avulsion?

My patient presented with a maxillary lateral incisor #10 that was avulsed 20 days ago due to intubation. Patient is a 27 years old female…

Have coated dental implants fallen out of favor?

Have coated dental implants fallen out of favor?

I wanted to get peoples’ thoughts and experience on what they are using regarding implant coatings these days. Until very recently, I was…

Endo treated root in the sinus: Precautions for implant?

Endo treated root in the sinus: Precautions for implant?

A 27 year old patient presented with excellent oral hygiene and wants an implant supported replacement for the upper right first molar. The…

Moderate surgery with Patient on Brilinta?

Moderate surgery with Patient on Brilinta?

I have a 67 year old male patient with history of MI and cardiac stents replaced 2 years ago. Patient is taking Brilinta and aspirin along…

Immediate vs Delayed Implant Placement?

Immediate vs Delayed Implant Placement?

I have a 45-year old male patient, non-smoker, with clear medical history. He has a non-restorable 21 (or #9). The patient has deep bite and…

Graft and Implant in One Step or Graft and Wait?

Graft and Implant in One Step or Graft and Wait?

I have a 35-year old female patient missing #9. She is wearing bridge #8,9,10. Bridge has debonded multiple times. Treatment plan is to…

Can I Go for Single Molar Replacement on either side?

Can I Go for Single Molar Replacement on either side?

This is a case for mandibular molar replacements on either side, by Ankylos 3.5mm, as bone width is restrictive. Second molar can’t be…

Warping of Biohorizon Secure OD Implant Housing and Inserts?

Warping of Biohorizon Secure OD Implant Housing and Inserts?

Has anyone experienced warping of the BioHorizon OD Secure nylon inserts in overdenture cases during insertion of either maxillary or…

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