Clinical Realities - Papilla and Free Gingival Margin Preservation in Multiple-Tooth Extraction
Alejandro James, DDS, MsD, FID; Jose L. Castellanos, DDS
Biologic Rationale of Esthetic Crown Lengthening Using Innovative Proportion Gauges
Using a series of innovative measuring gauges, the ideal clinical crown length of a tooth as well as the proper occlusogingival placement of the interproximal papilla will be determined based on established, documented tooth proportion relationships.
Lip Repositioning for Reduction of Excessive Gingival Display: A Clinical Report
This case report demonstrates the successful management of excessive gingival display with a lip-repositioning procedure.
Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Peri-Implant Disease
Although some risk factors of peri-implant disease are well defined, the lack of efficient and predictable approaches to treat peri-implantitis has created difficulty in the management of those complications. The aim of this review was the evaluate the reliability of the diagnosis methods and to provide a set of guidelines to treat peri-implant disease. A search of PubMed and a hand search of articles related to peri-implant diseases were conducted up to August 2013. A summary of the current methods for the diagnosis of peri-implantitis, its potential risk factors, and a flow chart to guide the clinical management of these conditions are presented.
The Future of Lasers in Periodontal Therapy: Science, Hype or Snake Oil.
Substantial controversy continues to surround the use of lasers in periodontal therapy.
The “VISTA” Vestibular Incision Subperiosteal Tunnel Access Technique for Treatment of Multiple Anterior Recession Defects
In this clinical video, the “VISTA” Vestibular Incision Subperiosteal Tunnel Access Technique is displayed in the treatment of multiple anterior recession defects on previously restored teeth. Debridement, root conditioning, incisions, ACDM placement, instrumentation and suturing are highlighted as well as two week postop results.
A Microsurgical Approach in the Esthetic Zone: Recession Coverage Utilizing a Modified Tunneling Technique
This surgical video is intended to present a predictable technique for recession coverage. Using micro surgical instruments in a minimal invasive manner, we can avoid tissue damage and we can enhance the healing of the surrounding structures.
Esthetic Periodontal Surgery: Making Recession Defects Disappear by Grafting
Expert discussion of soft tissue grafting; first an overview of current trends, the second showing a specific allograft technique for treating multiple adjacent recession defects.
Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy
Platelet derived growth factors are now routinely utilized in reconstructive therapy. This presentation describes very detailed and evidence based guidelines for clinicians interested in enhancing their abilities in tissue engineering, especially as it relates to bone augmentation.
The Future of Lasers in Periodontal Therapy: Science, Hype or Snake Oil
The results of recent research studies suggest that lasers provide a viable alternative to traditional periodontal surgery. Evidence is emerging that lasers provide an enhanced method for achieving this elusive goal, while eliminating many of the negative sequale associated with conventional pocket elimination surgery.
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