The Use of an Extraoral Verification Template for Dental Implant Supported Prosthesis
Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD;Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, Allen Schneider, DDS, Peter C. Shatz, DDS
The Dual-Zone Therapeutic Concept of Managing Immediate Implant Placement and Provisional Restoration in Anterior Extraction Sockets
Improvements in implant designs have helped advance successful immediate anterior implant placement into fresh extraction sockets. Clinical techniques described in this case enable practitioners to achieve predictable esthetic success using a method that limits the amount of buccal contour change of the extraction site ridge and potentially enhances the thickness of the peri-implant soft tissues coronal to the implant-abutment interface. This approach involves atraumatic tooth removal without flap elevation, and placing a bone graft into the residual gap around an immediate fresh-socket anterior implant with a screw-retained provisional restoration acting as a prosthetic socket seal device.
Microbiology of Peri Implant Infections
It is important to understand the microbiological aspects of peri-implant disease in order to proffer appropriate treatment.
Bone Grafting of Previously Used Symphysial Donor Sites for Onlay of Newly Formed Bone and Reharvesting Potential Symphysis Revisited:Clinical and Histologic Evaluation
Placement of an endosseous implant requires sufﬁcient bone volume for complete bone coverage. The use of intraoral block bone grafts from intraoral sources has increased over the years. Possible sources for autogenic bone are the calvarium ,tibia,and the iliac crest(frequently used for major jaw reconstruction).However,these sources are not always recommended because of their morbidity,altered ambulation,and the need for hospitalization,as well as signiﬁcant resorption associated with corticocancellous block grafts from endochondral donor sites.
Evolving Trends in Implant Design
Dr. Adriano Piattelli, the latest scientific data is presented on some of the most important evolving treds in implant therapy. These include the potential effect of new implant surface microgeometry on immediate load clinical protocols because of effective enhancement of shorter healing time and greater bone to implant contact.
Peri-Implant Mucositis, Peri-Implantitis - Where Are We At?
This presentation reviews the definition, diagnosis and some current treatment modalities of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis.
Extra-Wide Diameter Short Implants in the Posterior Region
Dr. Maurice Salama discusses and demonstrates the applications and nuances of successful utilization of extra-wide diameter short implants in the posterior mandible for molar replacement.
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.
Insights, Trends & Controversies in Implant Dentistry
In this first of a 4 part series, Dr. Dennis tarnow shares insights into new trends, developments and controversies in implant dentsitry. In this section, Dr. Tarnow discusses important topics related to implantitis, the gap, one-abutment/one-time, implant surfaces and design to name just a few.
Brilliant Implant Esthetics - Innovative Soft-Tissue Shaping and Prosthetic Socket Preservation
This presentation will demonstrate a workflow for oral surgeons, prosthodontists and dental technicians to achieve a predictable midfacial soft tissue level by an effective and atraumatic protocol.
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