Mandibular Block Autografts for Alveolar Ridge Augmentation
Michael A Pikos, DDS
This article reviews indications, limitations, presurgical evaluation, surgical protocol, and complications associated with mandibular block autografts harvested from the symphysis and ramus buccal shelf for alveolar ridge augmentation. The author draws from 14 years of experience with more than 500 mandibular block autografts.
Peri-Implant Tissue Response Following Connective Tissue and Bone Grafting in Conjunction with Immediate Single-Tooth Replacement in the Esthetic Zone
The case series evaluated the peri-implant tissue response following extraction and immediate placement and restoration of an implant in conjunction with subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG) and bone grafting in the esthetic zone.
Use of PRGF to Accelerate Bone and Soft Tissue Regeneration in Postextraction Sites
Evealuation of regenerated bone density.
The Bio-Derm Ridge Plumping Technique for Pontic Site Development
Seibert Class III apicocoronal and buccolingual alveolar ridge defects with associated gingival mucosal atrophy and absence of interdental papillae are common in edentulous areas within the anterior esthetic zone of the maxilla. Normal emergence profiles, critical to achieving
esthetic restorations, require restoration of
normal hard and soft tissue morphology, including
re-establishment of adjacent interdental papillae.
Synergy of Bone and Gingival Augmentation in Tooth Replacement - Part 4 of 4
This lecture will highlight the current available regenerative techniques and protocols to maximize the esthetic results of tooth replacement therapy.
Sonic Weld and BMP-2 for Bone Augmentation of a Severe Anterior Maxillary Defect
This video highlights the diagnosis and treatment of a Severe Type 3 Vertical deficiency in the Anterior Maxilla.
The utilization of a new resorbable rigid Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) membrane and the technique of Sonic Weld is highlighted using clinical video and animation. The process of debridement of the site and then shaping and securing the rigid PLA pins and mesh are featured utilizing clinical video and animation. The additional use of BMP-2/ACS and Mineross in a 50-50 mixture is used a bone graft substitute. Tension Free closure, suturing and early healing are also displayed.
Efficiencies in Block Harvest and Fixation: Keys to Success
Block grafts are indicated for the restoration of significant bone defects and site development for proper placement and support of dental implants. In this presentation, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi will discuss the three key stages for successful block grafts: opening, placement, and closure, with specific emphasis on graft harvest and fixation. Approaches for preparing the recipient and donor sites, along with adaptation and fixation techniques for predictable results will be presented. In addition, Dr. Kazemi will review flap design and closure techniques critical to graft survival and healing.
New Age Esthetics: Integration of Tissue Reconstruction, Tooth Replacement and Ceramics
Dr. Miguel Stanley exhibits detailed clinical cases that represent his "No Half Smiles" philosophy integrating site development, tooth replacement and esthetic composition.
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.
Growth Factors; The Next Step in Achieving Ideal Regeneration
The aim of dentistry is to provide esthetics and function for our patients. Using hard and soft tissue regeneration techniques we have the ability to rebuild what has been lost to disease or trauma. Whether we are regenerating lost tissue around teeth or developing an ideal implant site, growth factors are a powerful asset that help make regenerative procedures more predictable while reducing patient morbidity. This webinar review regeneration techniques and will discuss the popular growth factors available today and demonstrate their clinical use.
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