A New Implant Design for Crestal Bone Preservation: Initial Observations and Case Report
Tiziano Testori, MD, DDS, FICD;Harold Baumgarten, DMD, Roberto Cocchetto, DDS, MD, Alan Meltzer, DMD, MScD, Stephan Porter, DDS, MSD, MS
Following the exposure and restoration of two-piece dental implants, some change in the vertical level of the peri-implant crestal bone height has been reported. This change in crestal bone height has not, however, negatively impacted long-term implant success. This article describes how the concept of platform switching is incorporated into a new implant design as a means of reducing or eliminating the occurrence of crestal bone loss. Preliminary observations from clinicians utilizing this new implant design are herein presented.
This article discusses an inflammatory mechanism involved in crestal bone loss following implant restoration. Upon reading this article, the reader should:
Smoking and Complications of Endosseous Dental Implants
Titanium endosseous implants have been increasingly used in various edentulous situations for well over a decade. Cigarette smoking has long been suspected as adversely affecting wound healing. Arteriolar vasoconstriction and decreased blood ﬂow are seen in response to smoking. In the oral cavity,an increase in plaque accumulation,a higher incidence of gin-givitis and periodontitis,a higher rate of tooth loss,and an increased resorption of the alveolar ridge have been found among smokers.
Clinical Investigation on Axial versus Tilted Implants for Immediate Fixed Rehabilitation of Edentulous Arches: Preliminary Results of a Single Cohort Study
The aims of this study were to evaluate the clinical
outcomes and patients’ satisfaction with immediately loaded full-arch fixed prostheses supported solely by axial or by a combination of axial and tilted implants in
both jaws and to compare the outcome of tilted versus axial fixtures in the same patients up to 5 years. The null
hypothesis was that no difference in survival rate and
marginal bone level change would exist between axial
and tilted implants and no difference in prosthetic survival
between rehabilitation's supported only by axial
implants or by a combination of axial and tilted
Instrumentation for Modern Day Implant Surgery
Public awareness of the aesthetic possibilities through the replacement of missing or nonsalvageable teeth has been elevated with advances in dental implant therapy and related hard and soft tissue regenerative therapies. This has led to an increase in the fabrication of fixed prostheses supported by either natural teeth, dental implants, or removable prostheses anchored by implants rather than conventional tissue- or tooth-supported partial dentures.
Immediate Implant Placement and Loading of a Canine with a Thin Labial Plate - Surgical Video - Part 1 of 2
Dr. Alvaro Ordonez demonstrates the minimally invasive approach to the treatment of a canine with root resorption and a thin labial plate.
Making Successful Clinical Decisions in Esthetic Implant Therapy - Part 2 of 3
This presentation will outline a systematic diagnostic and treatment design protocol for anterior implant supported restorations as well as how implant design, components and regenerative techniques influence the process.
New Concepts in Single Implants in the Esthetic Zone - Part 2 of 2
Dr. Nigel Saynor describes the latest clinical perspectives in anterior esthetic implant therapy.
Treatment Planning in Implant Dentistry
By completing this course you will receive 1 CEU.
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.
All-On-Four Implant Protocol - Fad or Phenomena
This webinar with Dr. George Duello and Dr. Maurice Salma will discuss the various treatment options available today for this patient segment and emphasize when and where the All-On-Four protocol can be successfully utilized to eliminate the need for costly augmentation procedures and months of healing time.
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