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.
Screw "Tent-Pole" Grafting Technique for Reconstruction of Large Vertical Alveolar Ridge Defects Using Human Mineralized Allograft for Implant Site Preparation
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using titanium screws in combination with particulate human mineralized allograft, in a “tenting” fashion, to augment large vertical alveolar ridge defects for implant placement.
Three-Dimensional Bone and Soft Tissue Requirements for Optimizing Esthetic Results in Compromised Cases with Multiple Implants
In this article, the concepts behind achieving esthetic and functional implant restorations and the necessary three-dimensional peri-implant hard and soft tissue management required to realize these goals are discussed.
A Fixed Whole-Mouth Rehabilitation Utilizing Natural Abutments and Implants: Treatment Concepts and Clinical Realization
A 45-year-old female patient presented to the clinic with a request to treat her deteriorating dentition that had been reconstructed 15 years ago with fixed restorations. Clinical examination revealed fixed partial dentures cemented to natural abutments in the maxilla, whereas telescopic restorations were cemented to natural abutments bilaterally in the mandible. The treatment plan included a whole-mouth rehabilitation utilizing natural teeth and implants. As the patient declined any surgical augmentation…
Understanding and Prevention of Peri-implant Recession
Dr. Gerd Körner outlines the multi-variable causes that may be responsible for recession around implant restorations.
The Role of Piezo-Surgical Ridge Split Technique in the Reconstruction of Ridge Deficiencies - Part 1 of 2
This 2 part lecture demonstrates the piezoelectric hinge assisted ridge split (PHARS) technique for reconstruction of ridge deficiencies to facilitate the placement of dental implants. A review of multiple ridge augmentation techniques is provided along with advantages and unique challenges of the PHARS technique.
Simplified Approach to Sinus Bone Grafting and Management of Sinus Perforation
Simplified Approach to Sinus Bone Grafting and Management of Sinus PerforationTwo cases involving crestal window technique and lateral window technique will be shown in detail. Proper implant placement with aid of innovative surgical guide will be used in this presentation. Sinus membrane perforation occurred during the surgery, and management of sinus perforation are demonstrated using collagen membrane
Alveolar Ridge Regenerative Strategies: Autogenous Bone vs BMP-2
This clinical based presentation will compare the use of autogenous bone vs BMP-2 for alveolar ridge reconstruction. The science, indications, advantages and disadvantages of each approach will be featured. Single tooth to full arch reconstruction cases will also be shown along with understanding the application of non-resorbable vs resorbable mesh barriers for alveolar ridge reconstruction.
Managing the Extraction Site - Optimal Preservation and Enhancement Techniques
The importance of piezosurgery, atraumatic surgical technique, the use of bone grafts, resorbable membranes and growth factors will be elucidated along with soft tissue enhancement.
Titanium Mesh and rhBMP-2 in Ridge Augmentation: Options and Limitations
There are several advantages to using titanium mesh for space maintenance including strength, ease of use, low cost and biocompatibility. This webinar will discuss the use of rhBMP-2 for managing horizontal and vertical bone deficiencies with various scaffolds.
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