Immediate Total Tooth Replacement
David Garber, DMD;Maurice Salama, DMD;Henry Salama, DMD
Vertical Ridge Augmentation and Soft Tissue Reconstruction of the Anterior Atrophic Maxillae: A Case Series
Severe vertical ridge deficiency in the anterior maxilla represents one of the most challenging clinical scenarios in the bone regeneration arena. As such, a combination of vertical bone augmentation using various biomaterials and soft tissue manipulation is needed to obtain successful outcomes. The present case series described a novel approach to overcome vertical deficiencies in the anterior atrophied maxillae by using a mixture of autologous and anorganic bovine bone. Soft tissue manipulation including, but not limited to, free soft tissue graft was used to overcome the drawbacks of vertical bone augmentation (eg, loss of vestibular depth and keratinized mucosa). By combining soft and hard tissue grafts, optimum esthetic and long-term implant prosthesis stability can be achieved and sustained.
Flapless Postextraction Socket Implant Placement, Part 2. The Effects of Bone Grafting and Provisional Restoration on Peri-implant Soft Tissue Height & Thickness - A Retrospective Study
This article presents the results of evaluating the changes in peri-implant soft tissue dimensions associated with immediate implant placement into anterior post-extraction sockets for four treatment groups: no BGPR(bone graft, no provisional restoration), PR (no bone graft, provisional restoration), BG (bone graft, no provisional restoration), and BGPR (bone graft, provisional restoration). The vertical distance of the peri-implant soft tissue was greater for grafted sites than for non-grafted ones. The facial soft tissue thickness at the gingival third was greater for grafted than for non-grafted sites and for sites with provisional restorations compared to sites without them, respectively. The net gain in soft tissue height and thickness was about 1mm. The increases in vertical and horizontal dimensions for grafted sites were between 0.5 and 1.0mm, as compared to sites with no bone graft and no provisional restoration.
A Technique for Making Impressions of Deeply Placed Implants
Precise fit between dental implants
and the superstructure is important
for the long term success of implants
and implant-supported prostheses. One factor which may influence the
accuracy of the definitive prosthesis is
the stability of the impression coping
in polymerized impression material.
In some circumstances, an implant
must be placed well below the gingival
margin, meaning that most of the impression
coping will also be situated
subgingivally with no contact with the
impression material. This can result
in reduced stability of the impression
coping, allowing it to rotate when fastening
the implant analog.
describes a simple technique that
involves the use of a roll of composite
resin, tray adhesive, and a small
amount of occlusal registration material
applied around a transfer coping
in a direct implant impression.
Immediate Loading in Everyday Dentistry - Part 1
Implementing an immediate loading protocol for the fully edentulous mandible.
ANYTIME Immediate Loading Utilizing a Minimally Invasive Approach in Posterior Maxilla
This lecture will highlight a modified approach to the management of the posterior maxilla using a minimally invasive approach to sinus lift and augmentation. It will also focus on a modified implant placement protocol for obtaining and maintaining the ideal primary and secondary stability for immediate loading in the maxillary unilateral posterior area. The long term clinical results of the over 97% success rate for that protocol will be shown.
In this lecture, new guidelines and factors for the successful anytime loading in the unilateral posterior maxilla will be discussed.
Implant Overdentures – Part 1 of 2
We all know the problems associated with conventional complete dentures (especially mandibular denture) in terms of reduced denture bearing area post resorption thereby having compromised retention and stability.
Regenerative Procedures for Implant Site Optimization: Establishing the Perio-Implant Interface
Emerging concepts in implant dentistry have allowed bone preservation to become a reality, thus reducing the need for extensive augmentation procedures. Nevertheless, clinicians are still confronted with atrophic defects that require complex regenerative strategies for dental implant rehabilitation. This presentation will focus on some of the essential elements for a predictable regenerative protocol in implant site development.
A discussion will include the use of defect topography as a guide in choosing a suitable augmentation technique. Several considerations that allow for tension free wound closure will be reviewed. Furthermore, an evidence based approach in graft material selection will be presented.
Clinical cases will then be reviewed, to demonstrate how to integrate the presented principles into daily clinical practice.
The Zirconia CAD CAM Screw Retained Implant Bridge: The Future of Full Arch Implant Supported Prosthetics
This presentation will discuss the treatment planning, surgical and prosthetic/laboratory aspects of the Zirconia CAD CAM screw retained bridge. See how this prosthetic option offers many advantages over a hybrid bridge, bar overdenture, and PFM screw retained bridge.
Challenges & Management of Peri-Implant Pink Esthetics in Anterior Implant Therapy
This presentation will highlight different clinical scenarios in which the lack of hard and soft tissue volume may pose difficulties in achieving ideal peri-implant esthetics, in addition to available clinical strategies on how to manage and minimize hard and soft tissue deficiencies when dealing with implant therapy in the esthetic zone.
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