Advantages of the Root Submergence Technique for Pontic Site Development in Esthetic Implant Therapy
Maurice Salama, DMD;Henry Salama, DMD;Akiyoshi Funato, D.D.S.;Tomohiro Ishikawa, DDS;David Garber, DMD
Healing in Smokers Versus Nonsmokers: Survival Rates for Sinus Floor Augmentation with Simultaneous Implant Placement
Evidence suggests that smoking is detrimental to the survival of dental implants placed in grafted maxillary sinuses. Studies have shown that improving bone quantity and quality, using rough- surfaced implants, and practicing good oral hygiene may improve outcomes. In this prospective study, the long-term survival rates of implants placed simultaneously with sinus grafting in smokers and non- smokers were compared.
Placing Dental Implants and/or Natural Tooth Restorations in the Esthetic Zone
A key goal of aesthetic/cosmetic dentistry is the fabrication of maintainable, aesthetic, and functional prostheses that preserve the health of the teeth and soft tissues. Advances in restorative dentistry have significantly improved the clinician’s ability to deliver predictable treatment. When implants are indicated, osseointegration is an added factor that is essential for success. It is universally accepted that implant dentistry is a restorative-driven treatment with a surgical component. Whether…
Cortical Tenting Grafting Technique in the Severely Atrophic Alveolar Ridge for Implant Site Preparation
Tenting of the periosteum and soft tissue matrix using a
cortical bone block maintains space and minimizes resorption of the particulate allograft volume. In addition,bridging the cortical blocks with particulate bone avoids unaesthetic ridge defects between cortical block grafts in larger ridge defects. The result was
a more uniform and esthetic alveolar ridge, capable of maintaining an implant-supported prosthesis. The
technique offers predictable functional
and esthetic reconstruction of large volume defects without extensive amounts of autogenous bone. This of-
fers a superior functional and esthetic result than with either cortical or particulate grafting alone.
Biologic Considerations for Immediate Placement and Immediate Loading
Dr. Georgios Romanos presents the research and clinical data that has prompted the successful utilization of immediate implant placement and immediate loading in a variety of settings.
Immediate Extraction, Implant Placement and Provisionalization in one visit
Dr. Henry Salama describes the criteria necessary for successfully utilizing minimally invasive protocols within the esthetic zone.
Flapless Implant Surgery
The science and art of tooth replacement.
All-On-Four Implant Protocol - Fad or Phenomena
This webinar with Dr. George Duello and Dr. Maurice Salma will discuss the various treatment options available today for this patient segment and emphasize when and where the All-On-Four protocol can be successfully utilized to eliminate the need for costly augmentation procedures and months of healing time.
Controversies Surrounding Delayed vs. Immediate Implant Placement: Is There No Middle Ground?
This presentation looks critically at the literature and attempts to give clinicians a more flexible approach to immediate and delayed implant placement. Critical surgical guidelines and clinical pearls will be offered for both types of treatment as well as the management of some of the complications that may arise from immediate or delayed implant placement.
Zygomatic Implants in the Treatment of Fully Edentulous Patients
This presentation aims to bring some possibilities in the treatment of edentulous patients with a severe atrophic maxilla. The major problem is that the absence of an appropriate bone bed, will compromise any approach with bone grafts and substitutes, as well as involving a greater morbidity and treatment time. In this way the oral rehabilitation with zygomatic implants is a current need for many patients, which will require a scientific knowledge of the dental care professional. Through this slide show and video demonstration you will be able to recognize and diagnose cases recommended for the therapy with zygomatic implants and its possible configurations supporting an oral rehabilitation.
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