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
The Use of Free Gingival Soft Tissue to Improve Implant/Soft Tissue Interface
Various techniques for the placement of different types of dental implants have evolved to the point where predictable bone-to-implant integration occurs if proper surgical technique is followed. The soft-tissue adaptation to the implant abutment is the first line of defense to prevent the development of peri-implantitis and subsequent bone loss. Given that there is a tenuous protective seal around dental implants, the rationale for soft-tissue augmentation around dental implants to provide an improved,…
Nifedipine-induced Gingival Enlargemenr Around Dental Implants
Calcium channel-blocking agents are used extensively for the management of cardiovascular conditions, including angina pectoris, coronary artery spasm, cardiac arrhythmias, and hypertension. Gingival overgrowth around natural teeth has been previously reported in the literature with patients taking calcium channel-blocking agents. This clinical report describes hyperplasia of tissues around titanium dental implants in a patient taking Nifedipine along with the multiphasic approach to treating this…
Immediate Rehabilitation of the Completely Edentulous Jaw with a Fixed Prostheses Supported by Implants
The aims of this study were to assess the treatment outcome of immediately loaded full-arch screw-retained prostheses with distal extensions supported by both upright and tilted implants for the rehabilitation of edentulous jaws and to compare the outcomes of upright versus tilted implants.
Managing Prosthetic Components for Predictable Implant Aesthetics - part 1 of 4
Dr. Gerard J. Lemongello describes the diagnostic and therpeutic components necessary to achieve predictable aesthetic results in implant therapy.
Socket-Shield Technique in Immediate Implant Placement
This presentation demonstrates the use of a new approach to extraction and immediate implant placement. The Socket-Shield Technique aims to extract a tooth while maintaining the labial root segment in place. This requires a technically sensitive approach due to the need to precisely cut/drill the unwanted major portion of the tooth without disturbing the relationship of the labial segment with the labial plate of bone. The technique and supporting literature are discussed and demonstrated.
Digital Dentistry and Clinical Planning Applications - Guided Navigation Systems - Part 1 of 2
Dr. Alan Rosenfeld outlines, in great detail, the fabrication and utilization of scanning appliances, surgical guides for a diverse array of clinical applications.
A Full Mouth Rehabilitation in Four Major Visits
Modern technology can dramatically cut the time and number of visits for a complex implant case while greatly improving the precision of the final result. The great advantage of the processes shown in this presentation is that the clinician retains full control of precision implant placement, emergence profile development and the construction and aesthetics of the final rehabilitation.
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.
Digital Dentistry in the Management of Simple and Complex Cases: The Digital Intra-Scanner
The advent of new technologies has enabled the utilization of new materials and equipment that facilitate the production of restorations with an accuracy that has, up to now, been difficult to obtain reliably. This lecture utilizes patient presentations to help analyze and highlight new systematic clinical protocols that have been developed to optimize the evolving knowledge in digital dentistry and materials.
These protocols have allowed us to modify work flow and operational techniques to shorten lead times, while maintaining optimal accuracy. Advantages and disadvantages of the methods outlined will be evaluated and analyzed on the basis of existing literature and personal experience.
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