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Restoration of Optimal Esthetics in Complex Clinical Situations

Description:
Patients often neglect or delay dental care for an extended time because of their negative experiences with and fear of dental treatments. This neglect may result in the advance of periodontitis with severe bone loss, a substantial number of missing teeth, and problems with the remaining teeth. Preexisting malocclusion can aggravate this condition. This case report demonstrates an interdisciplinary strategic approach, in combination with the use of biologically grounded, clinically proven, and viable techniques and technologies to restore optimal esthetics and function in such complex cases. The authors emphasize the importance of carefully planning the timing and sequence of performing periodontal, orthodontic, and implant therapies. The advanced techniques and technologies successfully implemented in this case report include the growth factor and titanium mesh (Ti mesh)-assisted bone augmentation; ovate pontic-mediated, noninvasive soft tissue contouring; and photofunctionalization of dental implants.

Date Added:
8/22/2014

Author(s):

Tomohiro Ishikawa, DDS Tomohiro Ishikawa, DDS
Tomohiro Ishikawa, D.D.S.

Professional Experience:

  • Ishikawa Dental Office, private practice, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, 1996-present [read more]


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Questions & Comments
Mark Bishara - (9/4/2014 1:21 PM)

amazing presentation.

rocco mele - (9/3/2014 4:18 PM)

Dr. Ishikawa Thanks for the information and the website Rocco

Tomohiro Ishikawa - (9/2/2014 8:11 AM)

Dr Rosembalaum, Important points are flap design, releasing incision, and suture.

Tomohiro Ishikawa - (9/2/2014 8:06 AM)

Dr. Mele. Thank you for your question. We use photofunctionalization immediately before placing implants. I do not think that regular curing ultraviolet light would have the same positive benefits. Please check this website. www.photofunc-implant.org

Tomohiro Ishikawa - (9/2/2014 7:47 AM)

Dr Bayati, In the future, I will try to include a more detailed explanation in my videos.

Tomohiro Ishikawa - (9/2/2014 7:44 AM)

Dr Goldstein, Thank you for your comment. We usually use Noritake porcelain.

Tomohiro Ishikawa - (9/2/2014 7:37 AM)

Dr Ruiz and Dr Vicioso, Thank you very much for your compliments.

Laurent Rosemblaum - (8/26/2014 12:02 PM)

Incredible results.thank you for sharing. The 2 problems that I encountered with T mesh was the tearing of the tissue that happen quite often,and the difficulty to remove it.Do you have any tip about these two issues. Thank you.

rocco mele - (8/25/2014 6:53 PM)

Ohayou gozaimasu Dr Ishikawa: Loved the presentation. Please tell me about photofunctionalization of implants. Do you hit the implant with ultraviolet light before seating the implant. Or is it treated with light before packaging How about exposing the implant to a regular curing ultraviolet before placing. I may be a little naive but my research leaves me more confused. Could you fill in the blanks Rocco Mele DVM eastpointpetclinic.com

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