I am wondering if the Guided Surgery is the the future in implants or is it just a hype?
Most recent news relating to dental implants.
Patient is indicating dull throbing pain in area above the implant.
I have learned about a new collagen matrix membrane product called Mucograft. The material is supposed to promote the regeneration of keratinized ginigva in association with grafting or tissue augmentation procedures.
The patient has returned now with the chief complaint of complete numbness of her lower lip on the side the surgery was done. Should I approach this from the perspective of a complication of the surgery or a complication of the graft material?
At Stage II uncovering today, circumferential bone loss of about 4 mm extended from the crest.
My office is restoring a case using a new implant system that uses the conical, i.e. Cone-in-cone connection design.
I have noticed over the last few decades how some of the implant cases have eventually become problematic because of continued facial growth in areas where there are natural teeth.
When you are extracting a maxillary first molar and immediately replacing it with a single implant fixture, exactly where is the most favorable position for drilling the osteotomy.
I performed a lateral window with sinus lift and bone graft and placed 3 dental implants. On post-operative recall, the patient presented with a large swelling of the overlying cheek
I have treatment planned my patient for an implant supported fixed partial denture from #7-10.
The implant patient is now complaining of having the sensation that something is caught in his gingival.
I use the Summers Lift even when the implant fixtures extend over 2mm in to the sinus. I have not yet experienced complications from this approach. Am I pushing this technique too far?
An immediate postoperative periapical radiograph was taken and in it the implant seems to have protruded through the sinus floor about 2-3 mm.
Have a patient who had GBR, everything was going well until I started preparing the osteotomy sites.
Patient was referred for an implant surgery in #2 area. He was presented with 6mms of vertical height loss, 7mms of ridge width and 7mms of residual ridge height below sinus.
Unfortunately, one month later the implant crown has sunk about 3 mm’s into the tissue and is a little mobile
How do I get the implant out without destroying the buccal cortical plate?
What are your experiences with dentures and mini or conventional implants in these radiated sites?
In general, how much bone graft volume – in cubic centimeters – is adequate for sinus graft procedure in the areas of #2,3,4?
I had to place implants into an alveolar ridge where there was sharp knife edge ridge.
My oral surgeon was discussing the first few cases we are doing together and I am not following when he starts talking about bone level implant here and tissue level implant there.
What are your recommendations? Go with Cantilever or two implants?
I would like to start using ct scans for my implant cases, but I have no idea about where to begin
Has anything changed to make the joining of a natural tooth to an implant possible – in the long term?
Do you know if there is a system that allows you to mill a custom abutment for a dental implant fixture in the office?