Transitional Custom Abutments: Optimizing Esthetics in Implant Supported Restorations
Ernesto A. Lee, DMD
Sinus Floor Augmentation With Simultaneous Implant Placement Using Choukroun’s Platelet-Rich Fibrin as the Sole Grafting Material: A Radiologic and Histologic Study at 6 Months
Sinus augmentation with simultaneous implant placement without bone graft material is a hotly debated technique. This technique could be improved and secured by the use of an autologous leukocyte-and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) (Choukroun’s technique) concentrate. The objectives of this study were to assess the relevance of PRF clots and membranes as the sole filling material during a lateral sinus lift with immediate implantation using radiologic and histologic analyses in a case series.
Dental Implants: Mastering Esthetics in the Smile Zone
The key to contemporary restorative dentistry is the fabrication of healthy, maintainable, esthetic, and functional prostheses. The true success of any restoration is reliant on the creation of an “illusion of reality,” regardless of the restorative modality used (eg, porcelain laminate veneers, crowns, and/or implant-supported prostheses). Developments and advances to the restorative armamentarium have significantly improved the clinician’s ability to deliver predictable and reliable treatments. Osseointegration…
Loose Implant Screws-Part 2
Recent research shows that tightening during try-ins can increase chances of screw loosening
New Technologies in Bone and Implant Reconstruction of the Posterior Mandible
In this clinical video, multiple hopeless severely resorbed and mobile anterior teeth are extracted and immediately replaced using CBCT and 3D planning with immediate loading protocols
Managing Risk and Complications in Anterior Mandible Implant Therapy
In this presentation, Dr. Imad Salloum describes the risks and complications that may arise in placing implants in the anterior mandible.
General anatomy and associated risks are discussed along with the management of possible complications associated with surgery in this area. The emphasis of this presentation is that only through proper planning and understanding of relevant anatomy can implant placement in the anterior mandible be made to be safe and predictable.
Atraumatic Sinus Grafting Techniques
Dr. Samuel Lee outlines his thorough decision making criteria for choosing either a lateral or a crestal approach to sinus elevation and augmentation.
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.
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. Specifically, while successful bone augmentation requires the standard surgical parameters of space maintenance, low pressure on the grafts and tension-free flap closure, optimization of this goal requires management and enhancement of the local biological conditions with growth factors. Towards that end, platelet concentrates through the constant release of growth factors are able to promote and enhance new vascularization, provide plasma protein, normal lipidemia, as well as increased collagen and fibrin activity.
Simplification of the Complex Case - Restorative Efficiencies
Contemporary implant dentistry relies on a proper diagnosis, astute treatment planning with an interdisciplinary team. Vision, communication and execution are indispensable for a long term healthy esthetic outcome.
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