Would anyone with experience share ways of billing for venipuncture and preparation of the PRF to be used in grafting sites?
Welcome to the OsseoNews.com dental implants Q&A section. Here you can find answers to real-life clinical questions faced in the day-to-day practice of implant dentistry.
What are the criteria of immediate loading? According to Prof. Branemark, the concept of immediate loading was not acceptable.
Hybrid bridges have presented some problems over the years with gingival hyperplasia due to excessive pressure from the gingival surface of the bridge. The tissue swells up and upon removing the bridge one can see the imprint of the bridge with hyper plastic tissue in some areas on the perimeter.
I have a 50 year old female patient whose LL6 and 7 have been missing for some years. She has requested implants to replace these missing teeth. UL6 has over-erupted to the extent that there is reduced inter-arch space.
If I don’t have osteotomes, what is the best technique for increasing the primary stability of cylinder implants in poor quality bone?
I have taken, and continue to take many courses in implant dentistry and really enjoy this part of my practice. I am wondering if some of you could weigh in on how to build the implant part of my practice up even more.
We have a patient we have treatment planned for an All-on-4 in the maxilla. He is retaining his teeth in the mandible where he has second premolar to second premolar and one second molar.
For most of the cases that I see where a maxillary complete overdenture has been planned, there is insufficient bone height and volume in the anterior region, especially around the canine and lateral incisor area.
I have a patient that is interested in a maxillary denture retained by locators but he does not want any acrylic on the palate.
Do you know of any bone binders used in oral bone augmentation procedures that would not interfere with osteogenesis, resorb parallel with bone graft material and be biologically inert?
I have a new patient who presents with an implant placed in the maxillary second premolar site (OSSTEM TS3) that is almost in contact with the maxillary first molar natural tooth.
I have a 50-year old female patient with polymyositis taking methylprednisolone, for whom I am considering implant placement.
I like the convenience of cement-retained implant crowns and bridges and have not had many problems with excess cement. But, on those occasions where I have to remove and repair a crown, it can be problematic.
Have you ever faced a situation where you gave an inferior alveolar nerve block and it seemed to be effective, but when you start reflecting a flap, the patient experienced pain?
I scheduled the patient for impressions. After 1 week, the patient has come back for the impressions, and I see bone is visible on the lingual side of the healing abutments, though threads are not visible.
I have used Surgicel and found it to be very effective, but it is obviously significantly more expensive compared to Actcel.
I’d like to know if there are dentists out there who have tried placing PRF to actually treat a dry socket?
The most common complication for implant crowns and bridges is fracture of the porcelain or aesthetic veneer material.
I recently uncovered an implant after about 3 months. About 1-2mm of the buccal threads were exposed.
I would like to open a discussion on doctors’ experiences, as well as, opinions on ceramic implants.
What else can I do to cover the threads recreate an aesthetic gingival architecture?
How do I determine how long I can make the anterior cantilever? What are the guidelines to determine this?
A year or two ago I started hearing and reading about the possible return of blade implants to the U.S.
I placed an implant in area #19. The case was treatment planned based on CBVT scans. On my final osteotomy drill, the patient felt pain.
When you execute Informed Consent, do you inform patients that with implant crowns and bridges, the jaw bones may continue to grow creating open proximal contacts and occlusal discrepancies?