Here’s our monthly summary of articles that caught our attention in implant dentistry.
- Complications and Management of Implants Migrated into the Maxillary Sinus.
The risk factors for these complications were dental implantation in the posterior maxilla without sufficient alveolar bone, implantation without prior maxillary sinus augmentation, and older and medically compromised patients. Successful closure of the communication is usually performed with local or regional flaps.
- Immediate loading of three (fixed-on-3) vs four (fixed-on-4) implants supporting cross-arch fixed prostheses: 1-year results from a multicentre randomised controlled trial.
These preliminary results suggest that immediately loaded cross-arch prostheses of both jaws can be supported by only three dental implants at least up to 1 year post-loading, though longer follow-ups are definitively needed.
- Effect of silica-containing glass-ceramic liner treatment on zirconia coping retention
Silica-containing glass-ceramic liner treatment increased the retention compared with airborne-particle abrasion treatment alone. Tensile bond strength increased with decreasing abutment convergence angle…
- Temporary Single Palatal Implant for Denture Stabilization During Augmentation and Implant Procedure: A Case Report.
This case report introduces a temporary denture with reduced extension stabilized in the edentulous maxilla as a possible treatment method for patients with a severe gag reflex