Aesthetic Enhancement of Anterior Dental Implants with the Use of Tapered Osteotomes and Soft Tissue Manipulation
Jack A. Hahn, DDS;Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD
Implant-Connected Versus Tooth-Connected Implant-Supported Partial Dentures: 2-Year Clinical and Radiographic Comparative Evaluation
The purpose of this study was to clinically and radiographically compare implant-connected and tooth-connected implant-supported fixed-detachable mandibular partial dentures. Twenty partially edentulous patients with mandibular Kennedy Class II configurations were equally divided into two groups receiving a three-unit, fixed-detachable, screw-retained partial denture. The implant-tooth-supported prosthesis provided an equally predictable treatment option compared to the totally implant-supported prosthesis in terms of implant survival and loss of marginal bone.
Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography Analyses of Postoperative Labial Bone Thickness in Maxillary Anterior Implants - Comparing Immediate and Delayed Implant Placement
This study aimed to evaluate the influence of labial alveolar bone thickness and the corresponding vertical bone loss on postoperative gingival recessions around anterior maxillary dental implants.
The BARI Technique: A New Approach To Immediate Loading
When dealing with full-arch rehabilitation,
the provisional phase is important
in order to define the correct occlusal,
intermaxillary, and esthetic relationships
for each individual patient. In
these cases, it is difficult to transfer this
information to the final restorations. Several
techniques have been developed
to transfer the information from tooth- or
implant-supported fixed provisionals to
the definitive rehabilitations. The present
article describes a technique proposed
by the authors to transfer the information
from a removable prosthesis to an
“My First Implant” - Staged Approach to Posterior Mandible
In this video case report, “conservative” management of the posterior mandible is managed by a Dentist beginner placing their first dental implants at a course at the DentalXP Center in Atlanta. Extraction Site Grafting was followed 6 months later with a Staged Implant Placement Surgery. Flap Reflection, Drilling sequence, 3D placement of the implant, simple surgical-restorative guide and suturing is highlighted. Dense vs. Soft bone drilling protocols are discussed as well as the ability to place healing abutments simultaneously at the time of placement.
Platform Switching Research and Clinical Decisions in Implant Therapy - Part 1
Dr. Alan Fetner discusses how he utilized a retrospective analysis of his clinical results to confirm his decision to utilize a platform switch implant design combined with subcrestal placement to optimize and stabilize osseous and esthetic soft tissue levels.
Complete Dentures - A Dying Art? - Part 1 of 2
This webinar is by the World’s leading authority on full denture prosthodontics as he shares his philosophy and step-by-step techniques for both complex and routine patient problems.
Immediate Implant Provisionalization: A Critical Aspect in Tissue Care and Esthetics-Part 2
Tissue support, emergence profile and The provisional restoration phase of implant therapy has become one of the most critical steps in immediate or delayed placement for several reasons. A step-by-step protocol will be presented in how to fabricate the proper screw-retained provisional restoration from the fabrication of the acrylic shell to managing and capturing the proper supportive subgingival contour.
Horizontal Augmentation Through the Ridge-Split Procedure: A Predictable Surgical Modality in Implant Reconstruction
In this presentation, the author concentrated on the ridge-split procedure (RSP) as a form of a ridge modification (widening or augmentation), the technique that offers many possibilities and has many advantages in oral pre-prosthetic implant reconstruction. There are many modifications of the RSP. This presentation is a description of classical ridge-split procedure in maxilla and mandible that has been successfully employed for many years in author’s surgical practice.
Optimizing Tissue Esthetics of Single Tooth Implants
With optimized planning, precise placement of the fixture, and the use of laser technology to reduce tissue trauma we can minimize the bone and tissue changes during the surgical phase. During the restorative phase creation of proper tissue contours using the CO2 laser and control of tooth form to position tissue set the stage for obtaining optimal esthetic results.
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