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.
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.
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?
I delivered a crown on an implant between natural teeth. At the time of delivery it had tight proximal contacts with the natural teeth, but now the proximal contacts are open.
There is an understanding that a natural tooth should not be connected with a restored implant. The question arises from a desperate need to find a solution in a case that would benefit from splinting.
Recently I have started noticing a popcorn effect, by which I mean that you can see small graft granules beginning to exfoliate.
Has anybody noticed that the occlusion of teeth adjacent to the implant restoration changes?
What are the pro and cons for placing 6 mm implants in the posterior area in mandible or maxilla?
I am curious as to how other offices handle failed implant cases.
I ordered the SmartPegs for the type of MIS implants I use and Osstell informed me that they don’t currently have available this type of SmartPegs
Anyone using the Densah burs and the osseodensification technique to densify bone, lift the sinus or expand a ridge?
The vestibule is very, very shallow and prevents primary closure by releasing the flap.
I placed an implant with a bone graft 10 days ago. The patient returned 2 days later complaining of pain at the site and pain radiating to the mandibular posterior.
Which size and length of fixation screw do you use most often for fixation of a buccal plate that fractured after ridge splitting or to stabilize a block graft?
I am treatment planning a maxillary prosthesis for a patient with Sjogrens syndrome who has had 5 implants placed in her edentuluous maxilla.